Joe Cornish, Shane Black May Helm “Gambit”?

It seems that “Edge of Tomorrow” helmer Doug Liman is not the only director being courted for 20th Century Fox’s upcoming “X-Men” spin-off feature “Gambit”.

Heroic Hollywood reports that both “Attack the Block” director Joe Cornish and “Iron Man 3” helmer Shane Black are in contention to take over the big chair which original director Rupert Wyatt vacated recently.

Channing Tatum stars in the film as the cajun mutant, and the “Magic Mike” actor will likely have a big say in whomever gets selected. No official talks have yet begun with any new helmer, but things have to get underway soon if production is to meet the late 2016 release date being targeted by the studio.