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.
It’s official!! Fox has finally given the hotly anticipated X-Men spin-off ‘Gambit’ and official release date of October 7, 2016. Based off of the very popular Marvel comic, Channing Tatum will be portraying the titular character. It is also rumored that the character will be introduced in ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ which comes out a few months before the stand alone film does.
The announcement of the official release date is also accompanied by news that Fox is shifting many release dates for its films. The upcoming ‘Planet of the Apes 3’ has been pushed back nearly a year to July 14, 2017 and the adaptation of the popular video game ‘Assassin’s Creed’ is set for December 21, 2016. Also you can expect a third X-Men based film when the Deadpool movie comes to theaters in February 2016.
Fox’s films are up against some very stiff competition in their current release dates. ‘Gambit’ will have to compete against ‘Monster High’ which is based off of a popular Mattel toy and ‘Live By Night’ which stars Ben Affleck. ‘Assassin’s Creed’ will also have to compete against the as of yet Untitled Star Wars spin-off which debuts a week before it. Also the film will have to compete against Christmas Day releases which are always very anticipated.
Also audience’s may be all superheroed-out by the time ‘Gambit’ is released. Currently, the two X-Men themed movies debut before it, along with ‘Captain America: Civil War’, ‘Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice’, ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2’, and ‘Suicide Squad’. Other superhero movies being released after ‘Gambit’ are ‘Doctor Strange’ and ‘The Sinister Six’.
‘Gambit’ arrives in theaters on October 7, 2016 and stars Channing Tatum.