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– 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!

RELATED: Gore Verbinski In Talks To Direct X-Men Spinoff Gambit

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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  • Victor Roa

    mmmmm, it can get done…. hope they get the Morlocks in here since Verbinski loves going into ultra weird designs, and then have Gambit defend them from the Reavers, so then you can connect it with Logan, and then finally recast Rogue…. BOOM! Gambit movie solved, just stand alone enough but still hinting at the other films.

    • Kindofabigdeal

      I like your idea, but I’d rather he kill one of the Morlocks first, which is why he defends them in the end. I always liked that dark past and guilt that turned the Cajun good.

      • Victor Roa

        YES YES YES YES!!! I don’t think writing Gambit into XMen films is that difficult, I think a lot of it is producers and writers wanting to take credit and say they have their own spin, at this point I think everyone would rather have the 90s XMen show then a lot of the problem every other 3 film causes to the rest of the series

  • Kindofabigdeal

    This could work. Channing will have the chicks wanting to go and if they do it justice like Logan and Deadpool the guys will finally have one of their favorite mutants done right on the big screen.

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.