First and foremost it needs to be addressed “THIS MOVIE IS STILL HAPPENING??” Well yes, the Gambit is clearly moving forward. During an interview with IGN, X-Men: Dark Phoenix producer and director, Simon Kinberg he teased that the upcoming starring Channing Tatum will have an unusual genre for a comic book movie. Kinberg said that it will be the first solo comic book movie that will have a “romantic or sex comedy vibe.”
The way in which Kinberg breaks down some of the reasoning why the romantic comedy element may be the theme, “When you look at Gambit, he’s a hustler and a womanizer and we just felt like there was an attitude, a swagger to him, that lent itself to romantic comedy,”
Kinberg wanted to clarify his position on labeling the film a romantic comedy, “You know, when I say romantic comedy, I use that term loosely, in the same term that I use the term western for Logan loosely. It’s not like they’re gunslingers at high noon in Logan. It’s just a vibe. And I would say the vibe of Gambit has a romantic or sex comedy vibe to it. While it is also still very much a superhero movie with villains and heroes, as all these movies are.”
Just in case you don’t remember Kinberg is the writer of the action rom-com Mr & Mrs. Smith. Is it a rom-com? But nonetheless there is an actual update on the production of the film and moving forward. He states, “Gambit has a great script and we’re looking to start that movie early next year. Multiple Man, that script’s being worked on right now. [As for X-Force,] we’re just waiting for Drew Goddard to be done with releasing his film that comes out in a few weeks, and then he’ll get started on that script to direct.”
Doesn’t Disney and their MCU now have control of what Marvel based properties are eventually going to be released post Dark Phoenix and The New Mutants? This gets a bit confusing because Gambit still has no set director and yet is current scheduled release date of June 7, 2019 if it starts production next year.
We will keep you posted with more information as it becomes available.
Just when it seemed as if all systems were a go, we now have a setback in the standalone Gambit film.
Gore Verbinski, who had come aboard to direct X-Men spinoff, is pulling off of the movie. This is said to be an amicable split amongst the parties and it’s mainly due to scheduling issues.
However, Channing Tatum remains aboard as the lead role and the project which is said to be named “Forevermore” will still be happening.
Yes, again this movie is still happening and it is still starring Channing Tatum. This has to sound like one of those angst teenagers going “aww man again” because almost two years worth of “its on” “its on hold” now we got some real traction and more character breakdowns for this Gambit film potentially titled “Forevermore”.
This new breakdown has surfaced for “Butler” who is described as a, “Supporting Character (30-40) Rosa’s fianceé, villain with metrosexual charm. Should be physically imposing.” Now there are theories beginning to arise as to who this mysterious character actually is and it appears to be Donyell Taylor, the man Bella Donna Boudreaux shacks up with after things go wrong with Remy LeBeau (Gambit). His code names in the comics include Night Thrasher and Bandit.
Now it shouldn’t be surprising that there will potentially be a love triangle in the film given that its expected release date in February 14, 2019. Also Night Thrasher is a former member of the New Warriors and the New Warriors TV show is happening and looking for a home network/streaming platform. But nonetheless its still totally plausible that “Butler” could be similar but then flipped to be someone else.
Whelp, it’s OFFICIALLY happening. The Gambit movie that has been on hold them off hold. We now it’s for sure on and it has a release date of Valentine’s Day 2019. Talks are being held for the movie to be directed by Gore Verbinski of Pirates of the Caribbean fame.
The movie which is set to star Channing Tatum as Remy Lebeau a thief and mutant who can turn items with stationary potential energy to explosive kinetic energy is also said to have Nathaniel Essex aka Mr. Sinister as the big bad guy.
No full Plot Details have yet to be revealed.