A few days ago, news broke regarding updates to Marvel’s “X-Men” saga and DC’s “Superman-Batman” project. According to sources, Channing Tatum has been confirmed to play the character Gambit, in a future spinoff movie from the “X-Men” film franchise. While no other details about the project are known at this time, such as who is directing, co-starring, writing or the date of release, Tatum has expressed interest in portraying the character for some time. In the Marvel Universe, Gambit is a Louisiana native named Remy LeBeau gifted with the ability of controlling kinetic and potential energy, typically used to weaponize his playing cards; the character of Gambit was played by Taylor Kitsch in the spinoff “X-Men Origins: Wolverine.” Tatum, a Mississippi native, has built a seemingly respectable body of work in films such as “Magic Mike,” “21 Jump Street,” and “The Vow.”
Meanwhile, Zack Snyder is underway preparing the world for a superhero collaboration of historic proportions. The “Superman-Batman” project is currently in production with Henry Cavill set to reprise his role as the Man of Steel, while Ben Affleck dons cape and cowl as the Dark Knight. Snyder has released a picture of Affleck as Batman in his suit, standing in front of the latest incarnation of the Batmobile. Certainly, Affleck has dedicated his time to physically become Batman and the suit is truly impressive by the look of the picture. Snyder is definitely trying to get fans excited about what he is cooking up for 2016 when two of the world’s greatest comic heroes collide on the big screen. The “Superman-Batman” project is written by Chris Terrio, based on story ideas from David S. Goyer and Snyder, and also stars Gal Gadot, Jesse Eisenberg, Amy Adams, Diane Lane, Jeremy Irons and Lawrence Fishburne. The film is set for release on May 6, 2016.