Channing Tatum’s long in-the-works Gambit spinoff just hit another speed bump: Deadline reports that Rupert Wyatt has dropped out as director of the film after coming onboard in June. Earlier this summer, rumors that the X-Men stand-alone’s future was in jeopardy spread online, which Tatum himself was thought to have put to rest when he officially signed on to star in the film last month. Now it appears “script issues” that increased the film’s budget, coupled with a scheduling conflict, have cost Gambit its director.
Rupert Wyatt. Photo: Laura Cavanaugh/FilmMagic