– by Joseph Jammer Medina

20th Century Fox has announced that the long in-development Gambit film, starring Channing Tatum, finally has a release date. The release date in question in February 14, 2019 — Valentine’s Day!

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Most recently, we reported on the news that Pirates of the Caribbean and Rango helmer was in talks to direct the superhero flick. While no announcement has been made regarding that, the announcing of a release date does seem to imply that they at least have someone on deck to take the helm.

The Gambit film has a long and tumultuous history. It’s already gone through two directors (Rupert Wyatt and Doug Liman), and even blew past an October 2016 release date. With an original planned budget of well over $150 million, as Deadpool approached its release, it seemed that the studio realized they could get a bigger bang for their buck, and thus virtually started over again.

Of course, one question that still remains is whether or not audiences will actually want to see this movie. While interest in the character may not necessarily be high, perhaps of Fox makes a worthwhile movie, they’ll change their tune.

Gambit is set to hit theaters on February 14, 2019.

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Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.