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Channing Tatum has said that he hopes to reinvent superhero films as Gambit.

The actor said that the X-Men character - who he is to play on the big screen - is "not your typical hero".

"Creatively, we're starting to chug forward," he told MTV. "Obviously there's nothing [official]. There are only conversations and dreams right now, really."

Tatum was previously assumed to be appearing first in X-Men: Apocalypse, but hinted that he could debut as the character in a solo film.

"We've talked about it being a standalone, first, and actually trying to change the 'hero, superhero movie'," he said. "Because Gambit is not your typical hero.

"He's a thief. He walks on the grey. I'm hoping we can change it a little bit, and then ultimately feather into the other ones."

Gambit was previously portrayed by Taylor Kitsch in the poorly received X-Men Origins: Wolverine.

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