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Rupert Wyatt To Direct Channing Tatum Gambit Movie

Posted By:Matt McGloin
Mon, 06/15/2015 - 16:07

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It's being reported that Fox Studios has named Rupert Wyatt (Rise of the Planet of the Apes) as the director on the Gambit movie, which will star Channing Tatum.

EW.com announced the news with mention Tatum will also produce along with Reid Carolin, Lauren Schuler Donner, and Simon Kinberg.

The Gambit movie has a scheduled release date of October 7, 2016. 

No plot details weere mentioned in the report, but Channing Tatum previously let it be known the Gambit movie will be an origin story.

It's also unclear if Remy LeBeau will be featured in Bryan Singer's X-Men: Apocalypse as Tatum also previously stated he wasn't sure if he wanted to introduce the character in a cameo role.

While the character of Gambit appeared in X-Men Origins: Wolverine, it's guessed the appearance will be more or less skipped over, much like with what Fox is doing with Deadpool.

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