Channing Tatum's X-Men spin-off Gambit lands director, release date

Channing Tatum's X-Men spin-off Gambit lands director, release date

Channing Tatum's X-Men spin-off Gambit lands director, release date

Gambit always was known for being a romantic, so it's only appropriate that his movie is opening on Valentine's Day.

However, it seems like Gambit's ball has started rolling again, because according to a report by Deadline, Fox has just announced that the studio's scheduled Tatum's solo superhero film to hit cinemas on February 14, 2019. As was previously reported - and after many other names came and departed - Gore Verbinski (who made the first three Pirates of the Caribbean movies) is set to direct, and the project's most loyal champion, Channing Tatum, will star as New Orleans' most famous mutant son. After his appearance in the ill-fated X-Men Origins: Wolverine movie, where he was played by Taylor Kitsch, it looked for years like he might finally get a proper movie, with Channing Tatum assaying the role.

Created by Chris Claremont and Jim Lee in 1990, Gambit, a New Orleans native mutant, quickly became a fan favorite due to his kinetic energy manipulation abilities and penchant for stealing. Yet, the project has struggled to move past the development stage, having lost two directors (Doug Liman and Rupert Wyatt) and its release date.

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The movie's release date comes after some uncertainty about a director.

Next year is going to be a pivotal year for Fox's X-Men franchise with new Mutants, Deadpool 2 and X-Men: Dark Phoenix all set for release.

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