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Is this the Gambit movie we almost got with Channing Tatum?

September 24th, 2017 by Marc Comments

We know that the Gambit movie, despite being in production hell for a loooong time now, is, according to star  Channing Tatum, back on track (here).

However, through all its production issues, we never really had a chance to learn what exactly the plot was set to be.

The character had been introduced in the first Wolverine movie however, as fans of the series will know, the timeline of the X-Men movies has had a bit of a shake-up in recent years, so an origin and re-introduction isn’t entirely out of the question.

Given that FOX is bumping up the franchise with Deadpool, X-Force, The New Mutants and TV shows, we’re still pretty sure Gambit will see light of day.

However, with Tatum (in the link above) saying the movie is currently getting a rewrite before filming moves forward, a new report claims to have the outline of the original planned movie.

Will we see a movie resembling this? Who knows…

“Remy Lebeau (Channing Tatum) is on trial in New Orleans. He’s considered a huge security risk. We flashback to almost 25 years before. Master thief Luke Lebeau runs into eight-year-old Gambit while doing a heist. Impressed by his skills, he offers to take the mutant orphan under his wings. Raised alongside other strays he calls ‘cousins’, the teenage Gambit becomes the superstar of the Thief Guild. He encounters Bella Donna Boudreaux while on the run from the police. Sparks immediately fly since Bella is also a fellow mutant. Their love is directly prohibited by both families since the Boudreaux are sworn enemies of the Lebeau clan. Deciding to unite the two sides, Remy offers to have the two clans team up on a HUGE heist to profit both families. Of course, the whole plan goes awry, and in the chaos, Maryanne Boudreaux shoots and kill Luke Lebeau.

“We jump to 10 years later; Gambit is hired to do a job in Paris to steal something from the Louvre Museum. It was apparently a test job to see if he still has it. His mysterious employer is revealed to be Nathaniel Essex a.k.a. Mr. Sinister. He offers Gambit 40 million to recover a mysterious trunk that was stolen by the Boudreaux clan. It will be auctioned off during the yearly Thieves Ball where all the criminal organizations in the world meet up. It uses New Orleans’ Mardi Gras celebrations as a cover. Gambit decides to enlist a crew of mutants to pull off this seemingly impossible heist…”

Could this be the comics’ story of Gambit recruiting the Marauders for Mr Sinister (who was set up in Logan and X-Men: Apocalyse)? Would it lead to the slaughter of the Morlocks? Well, maybe…

Whatever happens, that movie sounds like it could have been pretty cool.



Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….