Deadpool, New Mutants and Gambit all get new release dates; Gore Verbinski exits as director for Gambit

Gambit, the member of the X-Men whose very name implies a certain amount of luck (even though his actual powers have nothing whatsoever to do with that) simply can't catch a break when it comes to directors.

Yes, that's right - 20th Century Fox and Channing Tatum's long-gestating X-Men spinoff movie has hit another major roadblock, with director Gore Verbinski exiting the project in what Deadline describes as an "amicable split" due to scheduling issues.

That's four months after its previous release date of Valentine's Day 2019, presumably enough time for the studio to find another director. It was originally due out in October 2016, but was later pulled from production company 20th Century Fox's schedule.


Gore Verbinski followed in the footsteps of previous directors Rupert Wyatt and Doug Lipman, after joining the project a year ago.

On paper, it certainly makes a lot of sense - a bright and breezy heist movie featuring Channing Tatum will surely fare better when it's not associated with the most romantic weekend on the calendar.

We'll keep you posted as we hear more...


Also unclear is whether the move marks a change in direction for the film, perhaps prompted by Disney's impending acquisition of Fox. It was good. But we were coming to it at a time at that creative phase of (the X-Men), where these movies went through a bit of a paradigm shift, where the X-Men movies and the superhero movies with "Logan" and "Deadpool" really broke down a lot of doors for us. It's been a passion project for the actor, who has always been attached and appeared as a surprise guest at Fox's X-Men panel at San Diego Comic-Con back in 2015. Tatum, a MS native whose father is from Metairie, boarded the project in May of that year.

Gambit will star Tatum as the New Orleans-based mutant known for throwing cards and manipulating kinetic energy.


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