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‘Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes’ Helmer Rupert Wyatt To Direct Channing Tatum X-Men Spin-Off ‘Gambit’

‘Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes’ Helmer Rupert Wyatt To Direct Channing Tatum X-Men Spin-Off ‘Gambit’

I gotta admit, I have pretty much zero interest in a solo Gambit movie, and there are plenty of X-Men characters I’d rather see get their own films first. But 20th Century Fox has now stoked my curiosity with a pretty great choice to get behind the camera.

EW reveals that Rupert Wyatt will direct the Channing Tatum starring “Gambit.” The filmmaker has a knack for subverting expectations, turning out the excellent “Planet Of The Apes,” and quickly quieting any doubters who didn’t think that property had a chance of being exciting or interesting. And while there are some of my colleagues at The Playlist who might prefer Wyatt do something in a non-blockbuster mode, the middling reception to the (underrated) “The Gambler” has probably made it a bit more difficult to try and mount something without explosions.

READ MORE: Interview: Rupert Wyatt Talks Remaking Of ‘The Gambler’ Film, And The Creative Freedom Of ‘Planet Of The Apes’

“Gambit” opens on October 7, 2016. 

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