‘Gambit’ gets ‘Planet of the Apes’ Director

Director of Rise of the Planet of the Apes Rupert Wyatt has officially signed on to direct Channing Tatum in the X-Men spin-off Gambit.

Gambit will mark the first solo outing four the cajun superhero who was previously portrayed by Taylor Kitsch in 2009’s X-Men Origins: Wolverine. This time around, Channing Tatum will be starring as the hero in addition to his role as producer. Producing alongside Tatum are Reid Carolin, Lauren Schuler Donner, and Simon Kinberg.

Rupert Wyatt is most famous for directing the first film in the Planet of the Apes reboot which was released in 2011. Most recently his directed The Gambler starring Mark Wahlberg.

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