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Rupert Wyatt Signs on to Direct Gambit Film

The Rise of the Planet of the Apes director to helm Gambit next

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The film many X-Men fans have been dying to see, Gambit, now has a director for its Oct 7, 2016 release. According to EW, Rupert Wyatt, who directed Rise of the Planet of the Apes, will helm the film. More recently, Rupert Directed The Gambler, starring Mark Wahlberg.

Channing Tatum will star as the titular character and produce the film alongside Reid Carolin, Lauren Schuler Donner, and Simon Kinberg.

Gambit is set to come out on Oct 7, 2016.

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Cool, but I'd be more interested in finding out who the writer is. The reboot Apes films mostly owe their success to Andy Serkis and the Jaffa/Silver writing team.

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The film many X-Men fans have been dying to see

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I would be more pumped for the Deadpool and gambit movie if I knew who the villains are and what the plot is

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Wyatt is a real solid director, The Gambler is a middling-bad film but it has some solid moments. Rise has some solid action. STill don't think Gambit is an interesting enough chracter to lead a film and we don't have an attached screenwriter yet. Oh Hollywood and your continual disregard for screenwriters.

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no problem with this choice. better be after another ape movie tho. the last one was was outstanding.

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@fixer22: he didn't direct Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, that's Matt Reeves who is currently doing the third War of the Planet of the Apes.

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I'll make up my mind about this movie when I know the writer

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I hope this is a Michael Mann style crime thriller with superpowers

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Seems like Gambit is on the right track at least on paper, lets hope the studio isn't skimping on the screen writing.

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@awesomeperson said:

I'll make up my mind about this movie when I know the writer

It's written by Joshua Zetumer (2014's RoboCop). I remember hearing the initial treatment was by Claremont, though.

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still skeptical about this

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Great director, now about the scriptwriter...

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Spielberg could direct it, and I still wouldn't go see it.

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Finally! Some news!

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Dawn was soooooooo much better than Rise. I'd be more excited if Dawn's director was doing this.

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I love all the haters acting like they won't go see this movie opening weekend.

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of all mutants, why gambit?

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If the movie would get loosely based on Gambit 1-4 by Chris Claremont and Howard Mackie then id be happy!! Anyone else read that mini series? best so far! How gambit should be written, back to being cool, using his powers in destructive and creative ways, love, death, assassins etc... how gambit series should be, and not watered down.

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@ravenvice01 said:

I would be more pumped for the Deadpool and gambit movie if I knew who the villains are and what the plot is

It's been confirmed that the villain for the Deadpool film is Ajax, played by Ed Skrein. It's both a revenge film and an introduction to the new origin story. Basically Deadpool wants revenge on Ajax for screwing him up both mentally and physically. That's the bare bones spoiler free synopsis.

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Has anyone seen the British TV series "Hustle"? I think the writers of Gambit could get some inspiration to do with being a grifter from this series.

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NICE!

Bray Wyatt's father?

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Dawn was soooooooo much better than Rise. I'd be more excited if Dawn's director was doing this.

Same here. But Rise was still a solid movie. I'm a little hopeful.

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of all mutants, why gambit?

The 90's Animated Series really bolstered his popularity. A lot of people -- me included -- fell in love with that character.

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Rise was good. Still having trouble picturing Tatum as Gambit though

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Yay! Rise of the Planet of the Apes was awesome!

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@cattlebattle: Well to be fair, I've wanted to see a Gambit movie ever since that piece of crap X-Men Origins: Wolverine ruined Gambit...

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@marveldcfan001: Even though origins was all kinds of awful, Taylor Kitsch to me was a pretty stellar choice for Gambit. Channing Tatum is pretty to look at, but I've never been all that impressed with him performances.

I'm wondering if they'll use the Thieves and Assassins Guilds and Belladonna, or Mr. Sinister and the Marauders or Nasty Boys or something else entirely?

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I really liked rise, but his other stuff from what I've seen isn't great,

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@nightlocke: I do hope they introduce Mister Sinister so he can be in X-Men Apocalypse.

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@nightlocke: thieves and assassins story were my exact thoughts above....

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@noiru said:

of all mutants, why gambit?

Because he's charming. :P