It’s been well over two years since Fox officially cast Channing Tatum as Gambit. We didn’t know then that he’d be getting his own solo film, but do we even know that now? Tatum was cast as Captain America: The Winter Soldier hit theatres. Since then, that film has had a sequel, while Gambit is stuck in development hell.
It was quietly taken off the release schedule for Fox after a director switch and rumours of an expanding budget. Reports claimed it would cast $140 million, almost three times what Deadpool cost the studio. Clearly they’re rethinking their approach with this film, but should they just rethink their choice of character?
While we all want Fox to grow their X-Men universe, isn’t Gambit a poor choice? Deadpool was demanded by fans, but Gambit is a studio-led push. Surely, there are better stories or characters out there? Here we’ve looked through a few potential films that we think would be much better additions to the X-Universe.