Recently Disney released their slate of films and THE NEW MUTANTS was once again pushed back until 2020. Many of us were under the belief that the film that was shot would be that which would be released because of the issue of getting the reshoots done.
Well now it seems as if those reshoots will happen and producer Simon Kinberg has given an update of sorts.
“What’s happening is we’re gonna do reshoots this year on that film and it has a new release date from Disney. That’s really it,” he said when asked for an update. “Part of it was figuring out what the reshoots were gonna be, the pick-ups, and the other part of it was getting that cast back together He goes on to say“For all of these movies, Marvel’s really brilliant at scheduling pick-ups into their budget and schedule so it’s all prepared, and we have never been that smart,” he added, seemingly confirming that the Marvel Studios team is now spearheading the creative side of things. “For us, we’re always scrambling to get these actors back together so they’re all in the same place at the same time.”
What do you all think of this? Are you still excited for the film.
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.