'Gambit' Finally Gets a Release Date. Mark Your Calendar!

'Gambit' Finally Gets a Release Date. Mark Your Calendar!

20th Century Fox has set a 2019 release date for the 'X-Men' spin-off starring Channing Tatum.
"Gambit" finally has a release date. 20th Century Fox has set the upcoming "X-Men" spin-off, which has Channing Tatum attached to play the card-wielding mutant, to open in theaters across the nation on February 14, 2019.

In that Valentine's Day slot, the long-in-development "X-Men" movie will face off against New Line/Warner Bros.' comedy "Isn't It Romantic" starring Rebel Wilson and Liam Hemsworth, and Universal's untitled Blumhouse project.

The release date announcement comes after it's reported that Gore Verbinski, the director of three "Pirates of the Caribbean" films, is set to direct "Gambit". Details about the plot for the movie have yet to be revealed, but rumor has it that James Bond actor Daniel Craig is being eyed to take on the role of the film's main villain, Mr. Sinister.

Gambit, also known as Remy LeBeau, was created by Chris Claremont and Jim Lee for Marvel in 1990. Drawn by Mike Collins, Gambit made his first appearance in 1990's "Uncanny X-Men Annual" #14 and "Uncanny X-Men" #266. The character appeared on screen in 2009's "X-Men Origins: Wolverine", portrayed by Taylor Kitsch.

The character has the ability to mentally create, control and manipulate pure kinetic energy to his desire. In addition to being incredibly knowledgeable and skilled in card-throwing, hand-in-hand combat and the use of a bo staff, he is known to charge playing cards and other objects with kinetic energy, using them as explosive objects.

Fox has also announced that "The Call of the Wild" from director Chris Sanders will open nationwide on December 25, 2019. Written by Michael Green and produced by Erwin Stoff, it is a hybrid film based on Jack London's novel.

Additionally, the studio has set "Ron's Gone Wrong" to open on November 6, 2020. Co-directed by Alessandro Carloni and J.P. Vine, it is set in a world where robots have become children's best friends. The animated feature tells the story of an 11-year-old boy who finds that his robot buddy doesn't quite work.

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