Fans eagerly awaiting more news on the long-rumored Gambit movie can rest easy. The film’s release date has officially been announced, and, boy, is it appropriate. According to Deadline, Gambit, which is slated to star Channing Tatum in the lead role, will debut on Valentine’s Day – Feb. 14, 2019. So, you know, make those reservations early.
Gambit is currently slated to be directed by Gore Verbinski, whose work includes the likes of Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End and Rango, with a script from RoboCop (2014) writer Joshua Zetumer. The film will be produced by Tatum, Reid Carolin, Simon Kinberg and Lauren Shuler Donner, putting it squarely in the same wheelhouse as 20th Century Fox’s X-Men universe.
Created by Chris Claremont and Jim Lee, Gambit first debuted in Uncanny X-Men #266. The character’s real name is Remy Etienne LeBeau. Gambit is a former thief with the power to kinetically charge objects, causing them to explode. He worked on the wrong side of the law for some time, even teaming with the notorious Mr. Sinister, before becoming an X-Man himself.
Debuting in theaters on Feb. 14, 2019, Gambit is a production of 20th Century Fox directed by Gore Verbinski and starring Channing Tatum. Additional casting information is not been announced at this time.