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Rupert Wyatt to direct X-Men spin-off Gambit

Rupert Wyatt

Story by Jack Foley

RUPERT Wyatt, director of Rise of the Planet of the Apes, has been lined up to direct X-Men spin-off Gambit.

Channing Tatum is attached to star as the superhero, a mutant with the ability to harness kinetic energy.

He is one of the more recent additions to the comic book universe but has quickly established himself as a fan favourite. Taylor Kitsch previously played him in X-Men Origins: Wolverine.

Josh Zetumer has penned the script for the film, which currently has a release date of October 7, 2016 in the US. The project is being viewed as a priority for Twentieth Century Fox as they look to extend their grip on the X-Men franchise.

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