Rupert Wyatt to Direct Channing Tatum’s ‘Gambit’

By Kitin Miranda | 3 years ago
Rupert Wyatt to Direct Channing Tatum’s ‘Gambit’
Channing Tatum at the WonderCon 2012 in Anaheim, CA.

Ever since they were introduced, the X-Men, and the mutant members of their team, which were created by MARVEL, have graced both the small screen and the big screen, in animated and in live action form throughout the years and decades. Now, aside from movies and films regarding the main X-Men team, and of the mutant Wolverine, thanks to Channing Tatum and Twentieth Century Fox, the mutant Gambit will be brought to life on the silver screen. It was recently reported that the film, slated to premiere next year, has already found its director. Read on to learn more about who will be directing “Gambit.”

According to the official website of MARVEL, Remy Etienne LeBeau, more commonly known as the mutant Gambit, has the ability to turn the potential and passive energy of an object into kinetic energy when touches it. This allows him to create explosions based on the objects energy when he throws it. Gambit also has a “hypnotic charm.” It allows him to subtly influence anything that is sentient. He also can throw objects such as cards and small knives, accurately, is a good fencer, and can speak both in French and English.

Gambit quickly became a fan favorite after being created in the early ‘90s. He is part of different teams such as the X-Men, Marauders, X-Treme Sanctions Executive, and many other organizations. Gambit first appeared as himself in “Uncanny X-Men” issue two hundred and sixty-six in 1990, and his origin can be found in the first issue of his solo book, and in the eighth issue of “X-Men” that was published in 1992.

According to The Hollywood Reporter (THR), the project, in which Tatum will be starring in, is slated to be released on Oct. 7, 2016. The film finally has a director, in the person of Rupert Wyatt, who directed “Rise of the Planet of the Apes,” which was also produced by the same company.

Aside from “Rise of the Planet of the Apes,” Wyatt has also directed other projects such as “The Escapist.”

THR reported that the “X-Men” spin-off will be written by Josh Zetumer. Aside from Tatum, who will be portraying everyone’s favorite mutant thief, the movie will also be produced by  Reid Carolin, Simon Kinberg, and Lauren Shuler Donner.

What do you think of the “Gambit” movie so far? Do you agree with the choice of Wyatt as the director, and of Channing Tatum portraying the titular character? Let us know what you think in the comments below!

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About the author

Kitin Miranda enjoys writing, learning new things, telling stories, and doing theater. When she is not busy with her many projects, she can be found reading a good book, writing poetry or fiction, updating her blog, discovering new food places around her neighborhood, or watching American or Asian TV shows.