According to Variety, Masters of Sex star Lizzy Caplan has been cast in the solo film set in the X-Men universe. The film is from director Gore Verbinski, and stars Tatum as the New Orleans-based mutant with the power to manipulate kinetic energy and whose weapons include a staff and a deck of playing cards.
We still know so little about Gambit other than its nearly unending delays and reworks and director swaps that any sign there's still life in the X-Men spinoff is a good thing.
There is also the possibility of Caplan being cast as Bella Donna Boudreaux, who was originally going to be played by Lea Seydoux.
Gambit is rumored to have both Mr.
Gore Verbinski is directing the X-Men spinoff, which is slated to hit theaters on February 14, 2019.
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Now that more than just Channing Tatum is attached to the Gambit movie, maybe it'll finally get made.
Lizzy Caplan is headed for the X-Men universe.
Alas, those tentative plans unraveled soon after Gambit was hit with one setback after another, though a recent casting call has meant that Bella Donna's name is back in contention.
Lizzy Caplan is a major coup, too, given she's garnered a number of big roles across Cloverfield, 127 Hours, and Now You See Me 2, and this will be her first foray into the superhero space.