It’s been revealed that X-Men: Apocalypse’s post-credits scene was going to feature Channing Tatum as Gambit and was going to set-up the movie.
X-Men: Apocalypse was released back in 2016, and it wasn’t that great.
However, there were some interesting bits in that movie, and it was recently revealed by producer Simon Kinberg that the film’s post-credits scene could have been really cool.
During a watch party with IGN, the film’s original post-credits scene was going to set-up Channing Tatum’s Gambit movie.
The actual post-credits scene teased the imminent arrival of iconic X-Men villain Mr. Sinister.
In the film’s post-credits scene, representatives of the Essex Corporation were seen packing up samples of DNA from a Weapon X facility.
This was a nod to Mister Sinister, and it was going to lead into the bad guy’s formal introduction in the Gambit movie.
What happened to Channing Tatum’s Gambit…?
Here’s what Kinberg revealed during the IGN watch party:
We had a tease of it at the end of Apocalypse. The Essex Corp is something that you see in a tag at the end of Apocalypse
We had talked about doing something with him, and I won’t get into the specifics of it since it’s no longer a 20th Century Fox property and now it’s part of the MCU. I have no idea what the plan is. But Mister Sinister was going to be part of the Gambit movie starring Channing Tatum.
Meanwhile, the Gambit movie has now been put on the backburner after Disney’s takeover of 20th Century Fox.
Will there ever be a Gambit movie?
However, Kinberg did confirm to Variety that Gambit was still being evaluated by the executives at Disney.
All of the movies at Fox are being evaluated. I love the idea of Channing playing Gambit. I think we have a great script for it and I think it’s a role he was born to play. It’s a character I grew up loving and I know the fans love. So I suspect, I hope it will happen. There will be a lot of mixing and merging now and I’m all for it and excited to see.
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Would you have liked to have seen Channing Tatum as Gambit?
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