It’s on, it’s off, it’s delayed, but now Gambit’s solo film finally has been put onto the release calendar by 20th Century Fox. The popular Cajun X-men character who is has always played with the bad guy turned mostly good edge has long been a fan requested favorite to get a spotlight film. The character had appeared previously in X-Men Origins: Wolverine, where had been portrayed by actor Taylor Kitsch, now it’s Channing Tatum’s turn, as the Magic Mike star has been tapped to play the titular lead.
Entertainment Weekly is reporting that the film has been slated for a Valentine’s Day, 2019 release. There had been a previously announced film for that date from Fox, however it’d been as of yet untitled. Now we know what it is.
In addition, while Doug Liman (Bourne Identity) had previously been attached to the film as director, which due to his many other projects put Gambit’s scheduling up in the air. Now it seems that Gore Verbinski (of the first three Pirates of the Caribbean films) is who will be sitting in the director’s chair.
With the news being announced, it’ll be likely that we’ll be seeing a flood of casting announcements coming out over the next few weeks and months, and sure that Gambit will have a prime slot in Hall H at San Diego Comic Con come next July.