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'X-Men' Spinoff 'Gambit' Loses Director Gore Verbinski

20th Century Fox's Gambit movie has once again lost its director.

Fox has already set a February 14, 2019 release date for the film; no word if that will have to change given the new news.

Gambit is expected in theaters on June 7, 2019.

It's unclear if Fox will still try to make that date.

Yet another director is declining to take a chance on "X-Men" spinoff "Gambit", with Gore Verbinski exiting the high-profile project only two months before it was set to begin shooting. We're hoping that Tatum's enthusiasm for the film doesn't wane or else fans are never going to get to see this Gambit movie. "We had a first draft".

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Verbinski's departure is only the latest in a long string of behind-the-scenes hurdles faced by "Gambit". The project was creatively reworked following the success of Fox's recent R-rated superhero movies like Logan and Deadpool, but Verbinski, who joined last October, has jumped ship, leaving this film without a director for the third time.

Rise of the Planet of the Apes director Rupert Wyatt was the man in the directors' chair for awhile, before giving way to Edge of Tomorrow director Doug Liman. Tatum, a MS native whose father is from Metairie, boarded the project in May of that year.

Gambit, as you know, is a long-gestating X-Men spin-off to be centered around - you guessed it - Gambit, the staff-carrying, card-throwing mutant with a sassy cajun accent.

Budget details for the film were unavailable, although its original 2015 filing with the state film office indicated at the time that it was operating with a $155 million budget.

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