Gambit star Channing Tatum took to Reddit the other day to answer a few questions about his upcoming superhero debut.
One burning query he addressed during his "AMA" session was whether he would actually show up first in X-Men: Apocalypse, which comes out next May, before starring in his own film later in the year. Although X-Men director Bryan Singer has hinted at just such a scenario, Tatum's answer was concise:
No ma’am, or sir. I definitely will not.
So that's that. But while he did not have much to say about the larger X-Men universe, Tatum did take a moment to laud his movie's director, Rupert Wyatt (Rise of the Planet of the Apes):
We finally found someone that I really do believe wants to make Gambit, it will be the second standalone character. And I just really think because Gambit is not the most popular or the biggest hero, I think there’s a really unique opportunity. Marvel’s done a lot of great movies that have made a ridiculous amount of money, and it’s always good to figure how to change the form.
Tatum has stated before that the script for Gambit by Josh Zetumer takes some of the tropes of the superhero origin story and shifts them, so it's interesting that he brings up that idea again in the new AMA.
Gambit will come out on Oct. 7, 2016, following Fox's rollout of Deadpool in February and X-Men: Apocalypse in May. Do you think it would have been smart for Gambit to introduce himself in the X-Men movie first?