After scoring a major hit with Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes, director Rupert Wyatt is heading for the X-Men universe, as Variety reports that he will helm Channing Tatum in Gambit.
There’s no news on the specific plot, but Josh Zetumer has written the script, but it will concentrate on the mutant who, as Wikipedia says, ‘has the ability to mentally create, control, and manipulate pure kinetic energy to his desire. He is also incredibly knowledgeable and skilled in card-throwing, hand-to-hand combat, and the use of a staff. Gambit is known to charge playing cards and other objects with kinetic energy, using them as explosive projectiles.’
Tatum has long been attached to the title role, and it’s believed we will first see him in character in X-Men: Apocalypse, although probably only very briefly and likely in the end credits.
After talking about it for year, Fox is now busy expanding its X-Men universe, with Deadpool due out February 2016, Apocalypse in May and Gambit in October – which certainly seems like a lot of mutants for one year!