Rupert Wyatt In Place To Direct ‘X-Men’ Spin Off ‘Gambit’

Wyatt has officially signed with 20th Century Fox to helm an upcoming instalment of its X-Men expanded film universe

Director Rupert Wyatt is confirmed to be directing Channing Tatum in his ‘X-Men’ spin off movie ‘Gambit’.

Wyatt has officially signed with 20th Century Fox to helm an upcoming instalment of its X-Men expanded film universe, reports Entertainment Weekly.

‘Gambit’ should have a pretty safe pair of hands in Rupert Wyatt because he has already been behind the camera on a few blockbuster movies. The most notable of which is ‘Rise of the Planet of the Apes‘, which successfully relaunched the ‘Planet Of The Apes’ franchise and spawned last years ‘Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes’. So with all that in mind. It will be interesting to see what he can do with ‘Gambit’, who is for my money one of the most interesting characters from the ‘X-Men’ comics.

Gambit will star Tatum as the popular X-Men character who is able to give items an electric charge with his touch.

It is expected that this new version of Gambit will eventually join the main X-Men movies down the road.

Gambit bows on October 7, 2016, directly following X-Men: Apocalypse‘s May 27, 2016 release.

Ian Cullen is the founder of scifipulse.net and has been a fan of science fiction and fantasy from birth. In the past few years he has written for 'Star Trek' Magazine as well as interviewed numerous comics writers, television producers and actors for the SFP-NOW podcast at: www.scifipulseradio.com When he is not writing for scifipulse.net Ian enjoys playing his guitar, studying music, watching movies and reading his comics. Ian is both the founder and owner of scifipulse.net You can contact ian at: ian@scifipulse.net
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