As a result, 20 sup th Century Fox has moved its release date from February 2019 to June 2019. He replaced Doug Liman at the helm, who also signed up following "Planet of the Apes" director Rupert Wyatt's departure. And in case anyone is breathlessly waiting to find out if Channing Tatum is still on board to play the title role...yes, he is.
Deadline says Verbinski's parting of the ways is amicable ("scheduling issues"), and that Channing Tatum, who's always been attached to the film in the titular role, is still onboard. Verbinski was the third director to take on the project, which has been in development since 2014.
Verbinski is best known for kicking off the ridiculously lucrative Pirates of the Caribbean franchise for Disney (and the slightly less lucrative Lone Ranger movie).
Bangladeshi immigrant indicted in failed pipe bombing at Port Authority
She said Ullah recently had some stitches removed but had others that were still causing him a "great deal of discomfort". Ullah had a pipe bomb strapped to his body with Velcro when it went off inside the station.
According to "X-Men" mythology, Gambit was born in New Orleans as Remy Etienne LeBeau but was kidnapped from the hospital and raised by thieves. Channing Tatum is still slated to star, and given the studio has locked in a release date for "Gambit", fans still have a reason to hope. Following a few more small delays, production on Verbinski's Gambit was set to finally begin in March. Fox could easily scrap the whole thing: Tatum has never appeared on screen in character before, and they haven't made any in-universe decisions that rely on that character specifically showing up. Producer Simon Kinberg (who is also directing X-Men: Dark Phoenix) and Tatum have been the two constants since the project started, and they seem committed to getting the film done right no matter how many bumps they hit on the road.
The good news for Deadpool fans is that the sequel has actually been brought forward by two weeks and so will be releasing on May 18 instead of June 1.