Fox confirms release dates for Gambit and Fantastic Four 2

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Jan 6, 2015, 11:20 AM EST

Twentieth Century Fox has added another X-Men spinoff to their upcoming slate. The card-throwing mutant Gambit will finally get his day in the sun next year. According to Variety, the studio has confirmed the film's release date. 

Gambit will hit theaters Oct. 7, 2016, just five months after the sequel, X-Men: Apocalypse (May 27). As reported earlier, Alabama native, and Gambit superfan, Channing Tatum will take over the role from Taylor Kitsch (X-Men Origins: Wolverine). The character's rumored to appear in Apocalypse before his big solo outing. 

Fox also has plans for another comic book series. We can expect Josh Trank's Fantastic Four reboot to debut Aug. 7 of this year. And while we've yet to see any footage from the movie, a sequel has already been set for June 2, 2017.

Other properties include the live-action adaptation of the videogame Assassin's Creed starring Michael Fassbender, which will debut just in time for Christmas (Dec. 21, 2016). There's also the latest entry in the Planet of the Apes franchise, that will hit theaters July 14, 2017. 

On paper, it looks like we're in store for an eventful two years. Which film are you the most excited to see? 

(via Variety)