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Last month, we reported to you that Channing Tatum is in talks to star as Gambit, the rogue mutant who later becomes a member of the X-Men, in a possible standalone film (with hints that he’d later be incorporated into one of the primary X-Men films.  And now, Tatum has begun talking about his plans for the character.

Speaking to MTV (via Coming Soon), Tatum noted that while the character’s placement in the X-Men cinematic universe is still in only the planning stages, he wants the character to change the superhero movie:

“Creatively, we’re starting to chug forward. Obviously there’s nothing [official]…There are only conversations and dreams right now, really…We’ve talked about it being a standalone, first, and actually trying to change the ‘hero, superhero movie.’ Because Gambit is not your typical hero. He’s a thief. He walks on the gray. I’m hoping we can change it a little bit, and then ultimately feather into the other ones.”

No other members of the film’s creative team have been announced, so don’t expect this Gambit film to materializing anytime soon.

What do you think of the Gambit news?