New director for Gambit
GORE VERBINSKI ( right) is reportedly in talks with Fox to take the helm of the upcoming X-Men spinoff, Gambit.
Since it was officially announced in 2015, Gambit has already had two directors – Rupert Wyatt ( Rise of the Planet of the Apes) and Doug Liman ( The Bourne Identity).
But since August 2016, the movie has been without a director at the helm. But this could soon change.
Verbinski – who directed the three first Pirates of the Caribbean movies – has apparently been approached to direct Channing Tatum in the role of Remy LeBeau – aka Gambit – the New Orleans mutant capable of creating, controlling and manipulating kinetic energy.
Gambit previously appeared on the big screen in 2009 movie X-Men Origins: Wolverine, played by Taylor Kitsch.
Some rumours suggest Daniel Craig could take a role as a bad guy, while other rumours mention French actress Léa Seydoux.
Gambit will see Fox expand its X-Men universe a little further on the big screen.
Three movies about the Marvel mutants are set for 2018.
New Mutants, featuring a new generation of heroes, is slated for release on April 13, followed by Deadpool 2 on June 1, and XMen: Dark Phoenix on Nov 2.
The latter sees Jennifer Lawrence, Michael Fassbender and James McAvoy return to the franchise, now joined by Jessica Chastain. – AFP-Relaxnews