Monday, 23 October, 2017

'X-Men' Spinoff 'Gambit' Sets 2019 Release Date

Channing Tatum's X-Men spin-off Gambit lands director, release date 'X-Men' Spinoff 'Gambit' Sets 2019 Release Date
Hannah Rogers | 13 October, 2017, 11:57

20th Century Fox has set a February 14, 2019 release date for Gambit, the X-Men spinoff starring Channing Tatum. That, of course, relates to a chess move - aptly, the gambit - but more importantly it signals the movie is moving ahead at a good pace.

It's official: Pirates of the Caribbean director Gore Verbinski is taking the helm of the long-awaited Gambit movie.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the Fox film will drop February 14, 2019, hoping that the Valentine's Day holiday will be as kind to Gambit as it was to the overnight blockbuster Deadpool in 2016. Whether the Gambit movie actually does get made and makes this release date is another story, though; a February 2019 release would put it almost two and a half years after its initial October 2016 projected release date. The film is set to star Magic Mike's Channing Tatum as the titular mutant from New Orleans.

Not only did the film's production lose its director, Doug Liman, the project was also forced to start from scratch after the team encountered creative issues with Gambit's original script back in August.

Tatum has always been attached to play the New Orleans-based superhero, who was portrayed by Taylor Kitsch (Friday Night Lights) in 2009's X-Men Origins: Wolverine.

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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