In case you’d forgotten, Fox’s Gambit solo film is still happening, and it now looks like star Channing Tatum finally has a buddy.
According to Variety, Masters Of Sex and Mean Girls actor Lizzy Caplan is currently in talks for the film and may soon be added to the cast. She is set to play the film’s female lead, though which character that female lead will be is being kept under wraps.
Gambit will revolve around the Marvel Comics character of the same name. Also known as Remy LeBeau, Gambit was created by writer Chris Claremont and artist Jim Lee in 1990 (appearing in Uncanny X-Men Annual #14 and Uncanny X-Men #266).
He’s a mutant often associated with the X-Men and has the ability to mentally create, control and manipulate pure kinetic energy. He is also very skilled in card-throwing and hand-to-hand combat, and fights using a bō staff.
Tatum and Caplan are currently the only actors attached to the Gambit film, but Gore Verbinski (Pirates Of The Caribbean 1-3, Rango) is signed up to direct, while Reid Carolin and Joshua Zetumer are writing the screenplay.
Gambit will be in cinemas on 14 February 2019 in the US. Get all the latest superhero movie news with every issue of SciFiNow.