A Hollywood Reporter story claimed that Wyatt felt micro-managed by executives at Fox, and made a decision to depart the film rather than stick with something he didn't necessarily see eye-to-eye with them on.
Hopefully, this film finds a new director soon and can get right back on track, because it has already felt a bit too long since we last had some type of X-Men movie.
Gambit is expected in theaters on June 7, 2019.
Yet another director is declining to take a chance on "X-Men" spinoff "Gambit", with Gore Verbinski exiting the high-profile project only two months before it was set to begin shooting.
Also unclear is whether the move marks a change in direction for the film, perhaps prompted by Disney's impending acquisition of Fox. Tatum came back aboard for a Gambit solo movie in 2014, only for things to never come together for the project overall. He is known for his ability to create and manipulate pure kinetic energy.
According to "X-Men" mythology, Gambit was born in New Orleans as Remy Etienne LeBeau but was kidnapped from the hospital and raised by thieves.
All jokes aside, the decision for him to direct probably meant that the Gambit film was going to be a bit of a swashbuckling adventure with a significant bit of humor (like many of Verbinski's other projects), so this could be a significant loss to the project. It has been in development since Grover Cleveland was in office (the first time).