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Rise of the Planet of the Apes director will direct Channing Tatum's Gambit movie

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Fox's next X-Men spinoff just found its director. Entertainment Weekly reports that Rupert Wyatt, the director behind Rise of the Planet of the Apes, will helm Gambitwhich is due to hit theaters next yearGambit will be Wyatt's fourth feature film overall, with his most recent being last year's The Gambler, starring Mark Wahlberg and John Goodman.

The film, which stars Channing Tatum in the title role, will follow popular mutant Remy LeBeau, who has the ability to charge objects (most often playing cards) with explosive energy. The character was last seen in the critically panned X-Men Origins: Wolverine, where he was played by True Detective star Taylor Kitsch. Not much is known yet about the plot, but hopefully this solo outing will be better than his last appearance. (Tatum already has the superhero look down.) Gambit hits theaters on October 7th, 2016.