There's potential trouble in superhero land, as Channing Tatum is reportedly eyeing a swift exit from Fox's stand-alone film "Gambit," about the fan-favorite Cajun mutant, according to the Wrap. Tatum's reps are said to be in active discussions with the studio, but "something is up." Tatum is also involved with the project as a producer, and it's unclear if he'll stay on in that capacity should he bow out of starring.

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The film is set to be released in October 2016, and Tatum appeared earlier this month at Comic-Con to hype it. The character of Gambit previously appeared to less than favorable reviews in "X-Men Origins: Wolverine," played by "Friday Night Lights" star Taylor Kitsch.

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