Channing Tatum's Superhero Movie Gets A Release Date

Mark your calendars: Channing Tatum's first stab at playing a live-action superhero will arrive in theaters on Oct. 7, 2016. Tatum will play Gambit in Twentieth Century Fox's "Gambit," a spin-off of the "X-Men" series. "How do you say October 7, 2016 in Cajun?" Tatum wrote on Facebook, a reference to the character's background (Gambit was born in Louisiana).

"Gambit" will follow the X-Men films "X-Men," "X2: X-Men United," "X-Men: The Last Stand," "X-Men Origins: Wolverine," "X-Men: First Class," "The Wolverine," "X-Men: Days of Future Past" and 2016's "X-Men: Apocalypse." Tatum has sort of dipped his toe into the superhero waters before, voicing Superman in "The LEGO Movie."

For more on Fox's upcoming release schedule, head to Variety.

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