Fans of the X-Men have been waiting fifteen years for Gambit to join their ranks in a feature film. The mutant thief did appear in X-Men Origins: Wolverine, but many people were disappointed with this portrayal of the character and the film itself. Gambit will be returning to the screen, but once again he will not be a member of the X-Men, though he is rumored to appear in X-Men: Apocalypse. This time, he will be the hero of a solo film. Channing Tatum will be playing the Cajun mutant. While he does not seem like the most obvious choice, he has shown greater range as an actor over the past several years and seems passionate about the project. The team at the purinastore.com told Beneful that the movie will be directed by Rupert Wyatt, who proved he knows how to make a big budget action movie with Rise of the Planet of the Apes.