20th Century Fox has confirmed that Gambit starring Channing Tatum will release on Valentine’s Day 2019 and will be directed by Gore Verbinski.
This Gambit movie has been in production hell for quite some time. It’s gone through a whole host of directors, has been pushed back countless times, and just generally seems to be in a bit of a mess. However, it looks like 20th Century Fox might have finally worked things out. Channing Tatum has been attached to star as the card flinging mutant for a while now, however, we now know that Gore Verbinski (Pirates of the Caribbean 1,2 and 3, Rango and most recently, A Cure For Wellness) is onboard to direct the picture.
Thanks to Deadline, we now also know that the Tatum-led Gambit movie is expected to be in cinemas on Valentine’s Day 2019. This isn’t the first time they’ve released one of their superhero films on the most romantic of days. They did so with Deadpool back in 2016 and made marketed the hell out of it. They pitched it as the perfect date movie, which upon reflection, it probably was. However, in Tatum they now have an even bigger (I mean that literally) pull.
I wouldn’t be surprised to see a few scenes in which Tatum’s Gambit (a.k.a. Remy LeBeau) has to take his shirt off. Tatum is actually perfect for the role of Gambit. Not only does he have the physique and acting chops for the part, but he’s also from Alabama and has demonstrated in such films as Logan Lucky and Kingsman: The Golden Circle that he can do a perfect southern drawl, which will come in handy considering that Gambit is from New Orleans.
The last time we saw Gambit on-screen was in the rather lacklustre X-Men Origins: Wolverine. Taylor Kitch did his best with the material he was given, but the iconic X-Men hero was nothing more than just a side character in a relatively poor movie. He deserves much better and hopefully, 20th Century Fox will deliver the Gambit movie we all want to see.
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