Date: 17th September 2015
Director Rupert Wyatt has exited his role as helmer of the upcoming X-Men spinoff feature, Gambit. Both Channing Tatum and Lea Seydoux remain attached to the feature, which had planned to shoot in New Orleans next spring.
"I was very much looking forward to working with my friend Channing and the team at Fox," says Wyatt, "but regrettably a push in the start date now conflicts with another project. I thank them for the opportunity, and I know that Gambit will make a terrific film."
Wyatt’s departure isn’t the first setback to befall Gambit. Back in July, it was revealed that leading man Channing Tatum was dropping out of the project, although the 21 Jump Street star ended up working out a deal to headline the following month.
Source: Press Release