Channing Tatum's 'X-Men' Spin-Off 'Gambit' Coming October 2016
After being officially attached to the X-Men spin-off focusing on the card-throwing, kinetically charged Cajun mutant Gambit, hot star Channing Tatum has revealed that 20th Century Fox has officially dated the film for release. Tatum took to Twitter with an amusing update that said, "How do you say October 7, 2016 in Cajun?” This comes after we learned on Halloween that RoboCop reboot write Josh Zetumer was hired to script the mutant spin-off film, which has us a little concerned. But the good news is that it's based on a treatment written by character creator Chris Claremeont, so we're hoping for the best. More below!
What's crazy is that we'll get the previously announced Deadpool movie starring Ryan Reynolds on February 12th, 2016, followed by X-Men: Apocalypse (with Star Wars: The Force Awakens star Oscar Isaac as the title villain) that summer on May 27th, 2016, and then we'll get Gambit that fall. Will all these films be connected narratively, and be part of a growing X-Men universe, or will some of the characters merely crossover? Hugh Jackman recently talked about some plans "integrating the whole X-Men world, including the Wolverine movie," so it's clear Fox is building their own little universe to play in with X-Men, but it'll be interesting to see how/if all these spin-offs tie into the main franchise.