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Gambit | Canceled movie had different tone than Disney wanted, says Tatum

It’s not new that Channing Tatum has already shown discontent with the tragic end of the Gambit movie. But in a new profile for Vanity Fair magazine, the star gave a final explanation for the cancellation of the infamous feature film and finally admitted to having dropped the bone in relation to the project.

“It got swallowed up by Disney, through Marvel, when they bought Fox, and at the end of the day, I think the tone of the movie that we wanted to make was a long way from what they wanted to make — or, you know, maybe they are. waiting to see how they do it with us or without us,” Tatum told the mag. “We call every now and then, but we have to spiritually, emotionally, kind of mentally let it go.”

A while ago, Tatum told Variety that years before the project was scrapped by Disney, Fox itself, which owned the rights to the character, had been showing some resistance to the path the actor and producer wanted to follow with the film, especially since Tatum intended to direct Gambit alongside Reid Carolin (Magic Mike). “The studio didn’t want us to direct. They wanted anyone but us, basically, because we never directed anything.”

In the same interview, the actor recalled that he had to defend the characteristics of Gambit and how they would be adapted for the cinema. “They called him extravagant, but I didn’t. He was just a person of the hour. Most superheroes have practical uniforms. Batman has the utility belt. But Gambit is like, ‘no, this is just cool bro. This was paraded in Paris last year’”.

Gambit was one of four X-Men projects canceled by Disney after House of Mouse finalized its acquisition of Fox.

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