In the aftermath of X-Men: Days of Future Past, a whole bunch of spin-off films were on the horizon for the X-Men universe. Such films included Deadpool, Logan, New Mutants, X-Force, and other “First Class” sequels. One film that was planned was a solo film featuring everyone’s favorite card-throwing Cajun, Gambit. The planned spin-off would feature Channing Tatum as the title character. The film was planned for a Spring 2017 release. However, out of nowhere, the project’s start date was pushed back and then later taken off the proposed schedule. After that, the film’s director Doug Liman left the project as well. Many started to lose faith that the film would ever get made as it’s still in “Development Hell” territory. Many feared that the film will never get made and probably be shelved.
During the Television Critics Association’s presentation for the X-Men TV show Legion, longtime X-Men producer Lauren Shuler Donner confirmed that the film is still going to happen and Channing Tatum is still attached to star at Gambit. Buzzfeed report Jarett Wieselman confirmed the story after speaking with Donner.
— Jarett Wieselman (@JarettSays) January 12, 2017
While it still no official director attached to the film, and still no official start date. Fox still has several “Untitled” X-Men films in their pipeline. One due November 2017 and the other June 2018, so perhaps Gambit will be one of them, if it ever gets off the ground.