20th Century Fox’s Gambit movie has once again lost its director.
Deadline reports that Pirates of the Caribbean and The Ring helmer Gore Verbinski, who was set to direct the X-Men spin-off, has exited the project due to scheduling issues.
Verbinski is the third director to leave the project, following in the footsteps of Rupert Wyatt and Doug Liman. The project was expected to begin production this March in New Orleans, but it’s unclear if that’s still the case.
In the comics, Remy LeBeau, a.k.a. Gambit, is a mutant with the ability to manipulate objects using kinetic energy. Hailing from New Orleans, Gambit is perhaps best known for manipulating playing cards. Tatum is on board as the titular superhero, with Lizzy Caplan in talks for the female lead.
The film is one of several X-Men projects in development at 20th Century Fox. This year alone, Fox is releasing The New Mutants on April 13, 2018, followed by Deadpool 2 on June 1, 2018, and X-Men: Dark Phoenix on November 2, 2018.
Gambit is currently scheduled to hit theaters on February 14, 2019.