APES Director Rupert Wyatt to Helm Channing Tatum X-MEN Spinoff GAMBIT

X-Men Spinoff Movie

EW reports that Rise of the Planet of the Apes director Rupert Wyatt will helm the Channing Tatum starring Gambit mutant movie.

The filmmaker previously directed the Mark Wahlberg-fronted remake The Gambler, which failed to make big money or earn prestigious awards. I think Wyatt can do a good job if Josh Zetumer (RoboCop) delivered a good script.

Tatum is also producing Fox’s live-action spinoff alongside Reid Carolin, Lauren Schuler Donner, and Simon Kinberg. There’s just no way Channing can do the Creole accent, guaranteed. As you probably know, Gambit aka Remy LeBeau is a a fan-favorite character from the X-Men comics with the ability to harness kinetic energy. He was also a thief and hailed from New Orleans, oftentimes speaking in a Cajun accent.

However, Gambit opens on October 7, 2016 and is set to start filming later this year.

Via Entertainment Weekly