Channing Tatum's Gambit Spinoff Finally Gets A Release Date

'X-Men' Spinoff 'Gambit' Sets 2019 Release Date

Where the X-Men movies and the superhero movies with Logan and Deadpool really broke down a lot of doors for us.

The actor's long, long-gestating Gambit movie is finally, actually, really happening now, with Fox confirming a release date of February 14, 2019 for the X-Men spin-off movie. Otherwise known as as Remy LeBeau, Gambit has the ability to charge matter with volatile kinetic energy, causing the object in question to explosively release its charge on impact. Tatum himself turned up at San Diego Comic-Con way back in 2015 to tease the film, but since then it's gone through two directors (Ruper Wyatt and then Doug Liman), script changes, and all other kinds of development hell.

Gambit is one of four upcoming 20th Century Fox films set in its X-Men universe - New Mutants, set to release April 13; Deadpool 2, scheduled for June 1; and X-Men: Dark Phoenix, coming on November 2.

On Thursday, Fox also set dates for director Chris Sanders' The Call of the Wild (Dec. 25, 2019) and the animated feature Ron's Gone Wrong (Nov. 6, 2020). But the Valentine's Day release date is evidently a savvy move for Fox, as the studio's superhero flick Deadpool won huge audiences when it was released shortly before the romantic occasion in 2016. The first trailer for New Mutants hits at 12:01 PT Friday.

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