Yes, a spin-off of “X-Men”, devoted to the mutant Gambit, still in force, but Channing Tatum is still attached to the lead role. Recently it became known that the project is eyeing Director Gore Verbinski, who directed the first three “Pirates of the Caribbean”, says Deadline.
Recall, Gambit (aka Remy LeBeau) — former thief, an adventurer and not completely positive superhero (been on the side of evil, and good). His superpower is the ability to convert any energy into kinetic energy, that is, Gambit can charge items to defuse and bring them to the hazardous condition. Also, this mutant is able to convert the air in the asphyxiating gas. In the movie “X-Men: the Beginning. Wolverine” played by Taylor Kitsch.
Solo project of Gambit at the time wanted to remove Rupert Wyatt (“rise of the planet of the apes”) and Doug Liman (“Bourne Identity,” “edge of tomorrow”). But it did not happen. So now in the chair of Director Gore Verbinski is aiming for. This means that the Studio 20th Century Fox fell out with the Director after his “Cure health” has earned in world hire of just 26.5 million dollars.
Tatum promises “atypical hero”, which will have its own course, different from comics. The first version of the script was written by Joshua Zetumer, however, producer Simon Kienberg rejected it, causing the production of the spin-off and stalled.