“Gambit” will unleash his powers on Feb. 14, 2019.
Gore Verbinski recently signed on to direct from a script by Josh Zetumer. Tatum is producing with partner Reid Carolin through their Free Association company, along with Simon Kinberg and Lauren Shuler Donner.
Gambit, otherwise known as Remy LeBeau, is a New Orleans native with the power to mentally manipulate kinetic energy. His weapons include a staff and a deck of playing cards. The character was created in 1990 by Chris Claremont and Jim Lee, and he first appeared on the big screen in 2009’s “X-Men Origins: Wolverine,” portrayed by Taylor Kitsch.
Fox has scheduled three movies in its expanding “X-Men” universe for 2018, with “New Mutants” set to open on April 13, “Deadpool 2” on June 1, and “X-Men: Dark Phoenix” on Nov. 2.
On Thursday, Fox also set a Dec. 25, 2019, release date for Chris Sanders’ “The Call of the Wild” and a Nov. 6, 2020, release date for “Ron’s Gone Wrong.” “Ron’s Gone Wrong” will be co-directed by Alessandro Carloni and J.P. Vine, and is set in a world where robots have become children’s best friends. The animated feature tells the story of an 11-year-old boy who finds that his robot buddy doesn’t quite work.