The X-Men spinoff film Gambit, starring Channing Tatum as the fan favorite Ragin’ Cajun/ Remy LeBeau, has been in development since 2015. It was originally scheduled to release in 2016. But, the film got delayed quite a few times due to various reasons. There were even rumors of the film getting axed due to Disney’s acquisition of 20th Century Fox.
During a recent interview with Screen Rant at the New York Comic Con 2018 event, X-Men producer Simon Kinberg revealed what kind of character Gambit is.
“I think with the standalone movies, meaning Logan and Deadpool,” Kinberg said. “Not mainline, X-Men movies, one of the things we’ve strived to do is sort of create a sub-genre within the genre of the superhero movie. Obviously, Deadpool was like an R-rated comedy. Logan was very much a western. And, so we talked a lot about who Gambit is. And it’s always motivated by the character is.”
He went on to tease that fans can expect the upcoming film to be a superhero romantic comedy film. Tatum’s character will be influenced by Deadpool and Logan. He will be featured as a thief with superpowers who is also a scoundrel, a rascal, and a womanizer.
“We talked a lot about who Gambit is as a character and the things that Channing [Tatum] relates to in the character,” the X-Men producer said. “And so obviously he’s a thief, obviously you know his superpowers, those things are going to be very present and prevalent in the movie. But he’s also a scoundrel, and a rascal, and a womanizer, and a lot of other things that we felt like we could explore in his relationships with women and one of the genres that is an underserviced genre now is the romantic comedy.”
Kinberg added that Gambit will remind audiences of iconic films like Philadelphia Story and His Girl Friday.
“It’s more going back to like Philadelphia Story and His Girl Friday and just the kind of pattern banter of that and the fun and speed of those kinds of movies,” Kinberg said.
Gambit has Rupert Wyatt attached as the director. The film is currently set to release on March 13, 2020. The other 20th Century Fox films, Alita: Battle Angel and X-Men: Dark Phoenix, are set to arrive in theatres on February 14, 2019, and June 7, 2019, respectively.
Source: Screen Rant
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