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Fox announces Channing Tatum's 'Gambit' for October 2016

By AFP RelaxnewsMovies - 07 January 2015 4:00 PM

Fox announces Channing Tatum's 'Gambit' for October 2016

X-Men spinoff 'Gambit', with Channing Tatum in the lead role, is now set for its debut on 7 October 2016, five months after Bryan Singer's related 'X-Men: Apocalypse' hits in May.

The ensemble movie introduces Tatum as card-throwing superhero Remy LeBeau, also known as Gambit, with the 'Foxcatcher', '22 Jump Street' and 'Jupiter Ascending' star now set to reprise the same role later in the year for 20th Century Fox.

Original plans had him in the running for 'X-Men: The Last Stand' before the character was dropped.

Its October date now places 'Gambit' one month before Marvel projects 'Doctor Strange' (4 November) and 'The Sinister Six' (11 November), and two after Warner Bros' Justice League tie-in 'Suicide Squad' (5 August 2016).

Fox is also shuffling another superhero property, 'The Fantastic Four 2', which makes room for 'Planet of the Apes 3'; as sequel to this August's reboot featuring Miles Teller, Kate Mara, Michael B. Jordan, Jamie Bell, and Toby Kebbell, it's now due 2 June 2017 instead of a previously planned 14 July splash.

Around the same time, Warner still has 'Wonder Woman' set for June 23, with Gal Gadot in the lead role, and Marvel its third solo feature starring Chris Hemsworth as the awe-inspiring Norseman, 'Thor: Ragnarok', for 28 July 2017.