BREAKING: Rupert Wyatt To Direct Channing Tatum In ‘Gambit’

After a bunch of passes from A list directors, Channing Tatum finally found his man and a great director to boot.

EW is reporting that Planet Of The Apes director Rupert Wyatt has come aboard to direct Channing Tatum as the cajun mutant in 20th Century Fox’s Gambit.

While the character of Gambit, a.k.a. Remy LeBeau, appeared in 2009’s X-Men Origins: Wolverine and was played by Taylor Kitsch (True Detective), this will be the comic-book fan-favorite’s first solo outing. Gambit, who eventually becomes part of the X-Men team in the comics, has the ability to charge objects with energy (his favorite being playing cards), rendering them explosive.

Gambit is due to be released in theatres on October 7, 2016.


Umberto Gonzalez

Umberto Gonzalez

Umberto Gonzalez has been covering the fanboy beat & breaking scoops for 14 years with numerous Hollywood trade, newspaper, & magazine mentions to his credit.