Fox has long harboured ambitions to make an X-Men movies based around Gambit. Since 2014 Channing Tatum has been attached to the movie, which has moved through various directors and screenwriters, but still hasn’t gone in front of the cameras.
They’re now trying to push forward again, with Pirates Of The Caribbean director Gore Verbinski now in talks to helm the movie, according to THR. Previously the likes of Doug Liman and Rupert Wytt have been attached to direct the film, but it has been completely reworked since then.
Verbinski directed the first three Pirates movies, then followed that with the less successful The Lone Ranger. Most recently he went slightly smaller scale with the creepy A Cure For Wellness. Gambit currently has not release date set.