It wasn’t that long ago that we learned Channing Tatum would be playing the role of Cajun mutant Gambit in an upcoming ‘X-Men’ spinoff film. To make the news a bit better, we also learned that ‘RoboCop’ remake writer Josh Zeteumer was working on the script, which is based on a treatment by ‘X-Men’ comics writer Chris Claremont, who also co-created the original character. And today, in even better news, Tatum has announced the release date for ‘Gambit,’ which will be coming to a theater near you in 2016.

Facebook that ‘Gambit’ will hit theaters on October 7, 2016:

X-Men: Apocalypse.’ Fox is also planning a new ‘
Deadpool’ movie with
Ryan Reynolds, and working on expanding their ‘X-Men’ film universe. According to
Variety, Fox has pushed back the release of the next ‘
Planet of the Apes’ installment an entire year, to July 14, 2017. The sequel to the ‘
Fantastic Four’ reboot previously held that date, but has been moved up to June 2, 2017. (Side note: it seems a bit presumptuous for Fox to schedule the release of a ‘Fantastic Four’ sequel, when they’ve been suspiciously protective of the reboot—we haven’t seen a single official photo or teaser, and the movie is set to debut in eight months.)