It seems Channing Tatum’s X-Men spin-off Gambit solo movie is still not completely dead. The project was first announced back in 2014 with Tatum roped in to play the lead role of the fan favorite Ragin’ Cajun/ Remy LeBeau. The character first appeared in the 2009 film, X-Men Origins: Wolverine, in which the role was played by Taylor Kitsch.
The filming of the Gambit movie was almost about to start last year, but, unfortunately, it got delayed after Pirates of the Carribean fame director Gore Verbinski suddenly left the project. Verbinski is not the first director to quit the project. Directors Rupert Wyatt and Doug Liman had previously stepped away from the film in the pre-production stage.
Disney’s acquisition of 21st Century Fox has led some fans to believe that the Gambit solo movie might not see the light ever. In fact, after Fox didn’t include Gambit in its list of upcoming X-Men movies during its CinemaCon 2018 presentation, fans were pretty confirmed that the film might be completely dead. But, thankfully, X-Men producer Simon Kinberg has offered some positive update on the film.
In a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly, Kinberg has confirmed that Gambit is still in the works.
“Believe it or not, we’re still trying to get Gambit up and running,” Kinberg said. “The hope is to keep moving forward until we hear otherwise [from Disney]. To me, I have no idea what to expect but I think it could be really exciting.”
After Verbinski’s exit from the project, Fox has reportedly pushed back the film’s scheduled release to June 7, 2019, from the originally set February 14, 2019 release date. Back in March, Omega Underground reported that Fox has set June 19 as the new production start date for Gambit. It is expected that the film studio will soon announce a new director for the project. The storyline and the film’s plot details are still under wraps.
Stay tuned to Pursue News for more updates and news on the Gambit solo movie.
Source: Entertainment Weekly
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