Channing Tatum’s X-Men Spinoff to Hit Theaters in 2016

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Twentieth Century Fox has set Channing Tatum’s X-Men spinoff “Gambit” for Oct. 7, 2016.

The Gambit character, who debuted in 1990, is an expert card-thrower and has the power to manipulate kinetic energy.

“Gambit,” written by Joshua Zetumer, will be Fox’s eighth X-Men movie. “X-Men: Apocalypse” debuts on May 27, 2016.

“Gambit” will face off against Warner Bros.’ “Live by Night” and Universal’s “Monster High.”

Fox also announced Monday that it had set or shifted dates for six other films — most notably, moving its next “Planet of the Apes” movie back a year to July 14, 2017.

The studio had originally planned to open its ninth “Planet of the Apes” on July 29, 2016. Instead, Fox has taken the “Fantastic Four” sequel off July 14, 2017, and moved it forward six weeks to June 2, 2017.

Fox successfully rebooted the “Apes” franchise in 2011 with “Rise of the Planet of the Apes,” which grossed $482 million worldwide. This year’s “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes” was even more successful with over $700 million.

Fox’s reboot of  “Fantastic Four,” directed by Josh Trank and starring Miles Teller, Kate Mara, Michael B. Jordan and Jamie Bell, will open on Aug. 7.

“Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates,” a comedy to be directed by Jake Szymanski, has been set for July 29, 2016. The script by Andrew J. Cohen and Brendan O’Brien focuses on two brothers posting an online ad for wedding dates.

The studio dated two films for next year’s holiday season — vidgame adaptation “Assassin’s Creed,” starring Michael Fassbender with Justin Kurzel directing, has been dated for Dec. 21, 2016; and P.T. Barnum biopic “The Greatest Showman on Earth,” starring Hugh Jackman, will open Dec. 25, 2016.

Romance movie “The Mountain Between Us,” starring Charlie Hunnam and Rosamund Pike, has been set just before Valentines Day on Feb. 10, 2017.

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  1. Rob Dunn says:

    Just read the announcement that Channing Tatum will play Gambit in the future X-Men spin off. I personally think this is just plain wrong. The Gambit character has already been established in the Wolverine film and i thought the actor that played him did a brilliant job portraying Gambit. Although Channing Tatum is a good actor i believe the film studio have hired him to have a big name on board, but i think changing the actor is a mistake. I mean, would they have changed Hugh Jackman playing Wolverine from the X-Men to the Wolverine films

    • JoshC says:

      I will admit I haven’t seen anything else he’s been in haha

    • JoshC says:

      I don’t even remember the guy’s name, but I do know 2 movies he starred in since Origins: Wolverine. Battleship and John Carter…. Both didn’t do very well. They’re probably trying to dodge a potential bullet? Although I’m not sure how good Channing Tatum will do either

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  3. This will be the first X-Men movie I will NOT see. The guy couldn’t act his way out of a paper bag.

  4. PETER JAY says:

    Hey, Drake, that was Taylor Kitsch, right? As Gambit? Well, Taylor is older now. That’s Taylor in Lone Survivor, JACK CARTER, SAVAGES, BATTLESHIP. Channing is great, was great in FOXCATCHER, but Taylor has that something going on behind his eyes, right?

  5. drakeca89 says:

    I thought hte guy from x-men origins was great he isnt doing the tv sereies anymore so why not him I’m sorry but tatum is far from my 1st pick

  6. Technically X-Men Apocalypse is the sixth X-Men movie as the Wolverine and this Gambit movie aren’t X-Men movie just movies that share the same cinematic universe.

    If you viewed them all as X-Men then Gambit would be the tenth as Apocalypse would be the ninth and Deadpool the eight

    Either way Fox is gonna rule the 2016 comic book movies

    • Living the Geek Life says:

      Fox is going to rule in a year filled with Batman v Superman, Civil War, Doctor Strange, Suicide Squad, and more?

      • JoshC says:

        Pretty sure scartissuemark is wrong about this one haha! Honestly my bet is on Civil War ruling 2016, followed closely by Batman v Superman, followed by Dr Strange, followed by Suicide Squad. That’s just me though

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  8. Reblogged this on The Pop Culture Cafe and commented:
    How do you guys feel about Channing Tatum playing Gambit? Will he have control over the vision of the character. Well he try and make changes or stick with what we know of the charter?

  9. peter says:

    Well, I still see Taylor Kitsch as an excellent Gambit and am disappointed, so Channing better get in outstanding, Magic Mike shape!

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