Fox Sets Writer For X-Men Spin-Off, GAMBIT

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According to Deadline, 20th Century Fox are moving forward with the X-Men spin-off “Gambit”. Channing Tatum (Foxcatcher, 22 Jump Street) is officially on board to star in the film. Josh Zetumer (Robocop) has been hired to pen the screenplay based on a treatment by X-Men writer Chris Claremont, the co-creator of Gambit. Lauren Shuler Donner and Simon Kinberg will be producing the film alongside Tatum and his producing partner, Reid Carolin.

Gambit is considered a favorite among the X-Men fan, so expect Tatum to make an appearance in Bryan Singer’s “X-Men: Apocalypse” due out Summer 2016.