The X-Men spinoff movie "Gambit" with channing tatum is finally in the making and 20th Century Fox confirmed the movie for a 2019 theater release. Following the announcement, speculations floated that the mutantGambit will face off with the villain Candra.

Candra appeared in the comic book series' first issue in 1993 and had been described as a virtual immortal, as per Screen Rant. Her powers and abilities involve telekinesis and pyrokinesis.

Candra, also known as Red Death, controlled the Thieves Guild in the comic books, which Gambit belongs to. Gambit, however, killed her character yet she resurrected to become a more powerful mutant with the ability to drain the life from her enemies.

How Candra will figure in the "Gambit" movie has not been detailed, but her addition makes sense. This X-Men spinoff will supposedly play out like a heist film inspired from "Ocean's 11."

In production since 2014

Channing Tatum got involved in the project since 2014, but production of “Gambit” was met with various delays. The movie would have been shown in theaters this year had production proceeded earlier. Fans even thought that his X-men's solo movie would no longer get made.

“The superhero movies ‘Logan’ and ‘Deadpool’ really broke down a lot of doors for us,” Channing Tatum explained the delays in an interview last summer with Comic Book. “We were trying to do some things that we actually weren’t allowed to do, and they just smashed down the doors, so we’re giving it a bit of a rethink.”

Director, writers, hired

Recently, however, 20th Century Fox hired Gore Verbinski ("Pirates of the Caribbean") to helm "Gambit" based on a Josh Zetumer screenplay.

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Channing Tatum will also serve as producer along with Reid Carolin, Simon Kinberg, and Lauren Shuler Donner. "Mad Max: Fury" costume designer Jenny Beavan will board the project as well.

Gambit or Remy LeBeau was born in New Orleans, Louisiana. He learned to become a skilled thief at an early age and used playing cards as his weapon. The X-Men uses kinetic energy to charge at his targets that release a powerful and explosive force. He can also control a deadly gas.

Production for the movie will begin soon as “Gambit” will arrive in theaters on Valentine’s Day in 2019. Before this solo film, however, 20th Century Fox will release three more X-Men films: “The New Mutants” in April 2018, the sequel to “Deadpool” in June 2018 and “X-Men: Dark Phoenix” in November 2018.