Gambit, also known as, Remy LeBeau, is considered to be one of the most romantic superheroes in Marvel universe, so it is completely befitting that the movie based on this character gets released on the most romantic day of the year – Valentine’s Day. 20th Century Fox has scheduled to release the film on February 14, 2019, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The ‘X-Men’ spin-off stars Channing Tatum in the titular role. Gore Verbinski is directing the film, which centers on a New Orleans-based mutant with the power to manipulate kinetic energy and whose weapons include a staff and a deck of playing cards. The character of Gambit was created by Chris Claremont and Jim Lee in 1990.
The film has been in development for some time, with Verbinski coming on board last week following departures of filmmakers Rupert Wyatt in October 2015 and Doug Liman in August 2016. Gore Verbinski is known for directing the initial Pirates of the Caribbean trilogy.
The script has been written by Josh Zetumer and the film is being produced by Channing Tatum, Reid Carolin, Simon Kinberg and Lauren Shuler Donner. Reportedly, the film also features ‘American Assassin’ actor Taylor Kitsch. The cast of the film has, however, not yet been confirmed.
In addition to the ‘Gambit’ release date, Fox has another X-Men treat coming soon as the trailer for ‘New Mutants’ has also dropped. The superhero horror film directed by Josh Boone features Anya Taylor-Joy, Maisie Williams, Charlie Heaton and Henry Zaga in the lead roles. The film which is based on the ‘Marvel Comics’ is expected to hit the screens on April 13, 2018.
Channing Tatum was last seen as Tequila in Matthew Vaughn’s spy comedy film ‘Kingsman: The Golden Circle’. He also starred in Steven Soderbergh’s ‘Logan Lucky’.