As the 53-year old cites a scheduling conflicting for leaving the project, Channing Tatum and co. are back to square one.
The X-Men spinoff has taken another crucial step forward with the actress in talks with Marvel for the upcoming Channing Tatum project.
With the comic book mutant villains The Externals said to be included in the picture, the opportunities for the property to crossover with New Mutants and X-Force are there for the taking.
Channing Tatum's long awaited Marvel spinoff is set to be part prequel as it showcases how the rogue came to be.
The action star remains stedfast that the Marvel picture is going ahead, explaining how his bold vision will be a game changer for superhero movies.
As the action star is out promoting his part in the upcoming sequel Kingsman: The Golden Circle, his eyes are still on the Marvel prize.
The endless saga of the X-Men spinoff finally appears to be coming to fruition, with the studio earmarking a date for Channing Tatum to take on the role next year.