Hugh Jackman Teases Potential Fan-Favorite Cameo in ‘Deadpool & Wolverine’

Hugh Jackman Teases Potential Fan Favorite Cameo in Deadpool Wolverine

‘Deadpool & Wolverine’ is shaping up to be one of the most talked-about projects on the horizon. It’s set to be the only MCU movie hitting screens in 2024. Early impressions from those who’ve caught glimpses suggest it could be a real game-changer for the MCU, rekindling fans’ excitement in the franchise.

As with any eagerly awaited project, there’s a lot of buzz surrounding potential appearances, alternate versions, and plot details. Some things, like Garner’s Elektra, have been confirmed, while others, such as Cavill possibly showing up as a Wolverine variant, are still up in the air, though the evidence is piling up.

There’s a lot of talk about Channing Tatum possibly making a cameo as Gambit in the movie. Believe it or not, the rumor’s still alive. Hugh Jackman’s recent workout photo on Instagram got people talking even more when Tatum left a comment that fueled speculation even further: “Letttsss gooo daddy!!!!

With the addition of the purple text, it looks like a subtle hint towards Tatum’s “comeback” to the role.

For years, fans have been convinced that Tatum would somehow show up as Gambit, especially since his solo movie got scrapped during the Fox-Disney merger.

Tatum, along with his producer Reid Carolin, had a concept they wanted to pitch to 21st Century Fox. It was supposed to be a standalone film centered around the X-Men character Gambit, envisioned with a tone similar to Deadpool’s mix of humor and edge.

Although the folks at 21st Century Fox were interested in the idea, they weren’t keen on having Carolin or Tatum direct it. Tatum mentioned this in an interview with Variety.

They wanted anybody but us, essentially, because we had never directed anything.

Tatum was deeply passionate about the project, so he made the decision to bring in another director for the movie.

Originally slated for a March 2020 release, things took a turn in 2017 when Fox and Disney announced their merger plans. Disney’s acquisition of key assets from 21st Century Fox, including its film and television studios, networks, and stakes in various companies, spelled trouble for ongoing projects.

Unfortunately, the Gambit movie was among the casualties of this merger, leaving Tatum feeling disheartened. Following this setback, he wasn’t eager to entertain any other potential Marvel movie opportunities that came his way, as he explained to Variety.

Once Gambit went away, I was so traumatized… I shut off my Marvel machine. I haven’t been able to see any of the movies. I loved that character. It was just too sad. It was like losing a friend because I was so ready to play him.

Hopefully, Tatum will still have the chance to portray Gambit. What are your thoughts on this? Feel free to share in the comments section!

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