‘Gambit’: X-Men Spinoff Scheduled To Film In New Orleans

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After years of production delays, the Gambit movie still plans on filming in New Orleans.

Originally expected to begin filming in 2016, the X-Men spinoff is finally underway after years of problems. The film seemed all but dead after losing two directors within the same year. However, after the success of James Mangold’s Logan, 20th Century Fox once again expressed interest in starting up production on the Remy LeBeau solo film.

Now finally under production, Gambit is expected to premiere in February 2019. Pirates of the Caribbean director Gore Verbinski is set to direct while Channing Tatum is still scheduled to star as the titular character. The movie is being described as a crime/heist movie and will film in New Orleans, as was originally planned.

Remy LeBeau, a.k.a. Gambit, is a mutant who has the ability to manipulate objects using kinetic energy. Gambit is particularly known for two things: manipulating playing cards and hailing from New Orleans, LA. The latter of the two is what makes filming in the area so important to the character and his story.

Scheduled for release on February 14, 2019, Gambit will be directed by Verbinski and will star Tatum and Léa Seydoux.

Source: Omega Underground