Rupert Wyatt Set To Direct Channing Tatum As GAMBIT

We've known that Channing Tatum would be playing the crimson-eyed card-flinging mutant for a while, but now EW reports that the X-Men spin-off finally has a director: Rupert Wyatt!


According to EW, 20th Century Fox has hired Rupert Wyatt (The Gambler, Rise of the Planet of The Apes, The Escapist) to helm their solo Gambit movie, which will star Channing Tatum as Cajun mutant, Remy LeBeau.

This won't be the character's first live-action incarnation of course, as he was played by Taylor Kitsch in X-Men Origins: Wolverine - but fans were left underwhelmed by both the movie and that interpretation of Gambit, and have been looking forward to seeing some justice done.

Aside from the star (and now the director) we don't know a whole lot about this, but Tatum has told us to expect a different take on the typical origin story, and that the plot will play around with the usual tropes associated with superhero movies.

Tatum is also producing the film along with Reid Carolin, Lauren Schuler Donner, and Simon Kinberg. Gambit is set for release on Oct. 7, 2016.
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