Gambit will be released on Valentine’s Day 2019. Seem like an odd release date to you? With Channing Tatum as the lead – we think it makes perfect sense!
20th Century Fox have revealed the February 14, 2019, release date they had reserved on their calendar will be filled by the Channing Tatum-led movie, which Gore Verbinski joined as director just last week.
Tatum’s titular character, also known as Remy LeBeau, is a New Orleans-based mutant with special powers, including manipulating kinetic energy, and he has a deck of cards among his weapons.
The movie’s release date comes after some uncertainty about a director.
Original director Rupert Wyatt left over budgetary disagreements and his replacement Doug Liman dropped out of the production because he “never found a personal connection” to the film.
The script for the motion picture has been penned by Josh Zetumer, following previous reports of multiple script re-writes, and Tatum, Reid Carolin, Simon Kinberg, and Lauren Shuler Donner will co-produce the project.
Taylor Kitsch previously portrayed the character in the 2009 film X-Men Origins: Wolverine.
Magic Mike actor Tatum recently admitted he can relate to his alter-ego because he has been to New Orleans on several occasions.
He said: “I love Gambit. I grew up in the South; my father’s from Louisiana. We’d go to New Orleans and I heard all the dialects. It felt so different from the rest of America; it has its own ancient culture. So I identified with that. And he always felt the most real of the ‘X-Men’ to me.”