Channing Tatum's X-Men spin-off Gambit pulled from 2016 release schedule
Gambit, the new X-Men spin-off which will star Channing Tatum in the title role, has been pulled from its planned 2016 release date.
The movie was due to hit cinemas in October this year, but has now been removed from 20th Century Fox's release schedule completely with no new date as yet added.
A delay to the movie had seemed inevitable for a while after director Rupert Wyatt left the project in September. He has since been replaced by Edge Of Tomorrow's Doug Liman, but a delay has now occured.
Joining Tatum in the movie will be Léa Seydoux, star of Spectre and Blue Is The Warmest Colour. She will play Belladonna Boudreaux, the head of the Assassin’s Guild.
Gambit, who was previously portrayed by Taylor Kitsch in 2009's X-Men Origins: Wolverine, is a mutant who can mentally create, control and manipulate pure kinetic energy to his every whim and desire. He is also incredibly knowledgeable and skilled incard-throwing, hand-to-hand combat, and the use of a bō.