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Channing Tatum's Gambit was delayed in order to get the script right

05.13.2016
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An X-MEN spin-off film centering around Remy LeBeau has been in the works for a number of years, but time and time again, the project has been delayed. GAMBIT was originally to be directed by Rupert Wyatt (RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES), but he later departed the project due to scheduling conflicts and was replaced by Doug Liman (EDGE OF TOMORROW). The film was initially set to kick off production this March, but due to all the delays and shuffling behind-the-scenes, Fox actually removed GAMBIT from their schedule. While speaking with Flickering Myth, X-MEN franchise producer Simon Kinberg commented on why GAMBIT was delayed.

We’ve got to get the script right. We just didn’t get the script to the place where we all thought the movie deserved. So we’re still working on the script. We’re very close, actually, to being done with the script. And the hope is that Channing [Tatum] has a couple of movies he has to shoot, but that we would shoot at the end of this year, or the beginning of next year.

Simon Kinberg said that GAMBIT is "looking really good" at the moment and that a valuable lesson was learned thanks to DEADPOOL, namely, getting the tone and the voice of the character correct.

If I ask you what your favourite movies are, you’re not going to tell me about the plot. You’re going to tell me you love this character. And so what we’ve really tried to do with Gambit is make sure that we get the voice of that character right and the tone of the comics 100% on the page. It’s a very unique tone. It’s unique from Deadpool, it’s unique from the X-Men. It’s a heist movie that we’ve never done in these kinds of films before. He’s a con-man. And so that’s really where we’ve spent our time.

Rushing a script into production in order to meet a release date is unfortunately all too common of an occurrence, so I'm thankful that Fox realized that they needed to hit the brakes on GAMBIT in order to get the script in order. Simon Kinberg is hoping that GAMBIT will be able to follow in DEADPOOL's footsteps and become "the start of a new franchise within the X-Men universe."

The next film in the X-MEN franchise, X-MEN: APOCALYPSE, is due to hit theaters on May 27, 2016.

Source: Flickering Myth

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11:07AM on 05/16/2016
I don't know on this one. A Gambit movie starring Channing Tatum could be good, it could also be horrible, but I'm choosing to stay positive. But at the same time, Simon Kinberg is a king of excuses. He was adamant that Fantastic Four was an amazing movie, which it turned out not to be. And he always has a defense on any negative rumour for any of the movies he works on for Fox. So I don't know, the more he talks about how great these movies are, the more confidence I lose in the final
I don't know on this one. A Gambit movie starring Channing Tatum could be good, it could also be horrible, but I'm choosing to stay positive. But at the same time, Simon Kinberg is a king of excuses. He was adamant that Fantastic Four was an amazing movie, which it turned out not to be. And he always has a defense on any negative rumour for any of the movies he works on for Fox. So I don't know, the more he talks about how great these movies are, the more confidence I lose in the final product. He overcompensates TOO MUCH with his excuses for these movies.
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8:42AM on 05/16/2016
Can Tatum do the accent? How close to the comics will they keep Gambit's look? Which other X-Men will inevitably show up? These are the questions.
But yeah, no harm in fine-tuning the script.
Can Tatum do the accent? How close to the comics will they keep Gambit's look? Which other X-Men will inevitably show up? These are the questions.
But yeah, no harm in fine-tuning the script.
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1:21PM on 05/15/2016
How about delaying it until they get the actor right? I don't see Tatum being able to pull this character off. He seems like a nice guy, and he does a good job in the Jump Street movies, but I can't imagine he'll be able to convincingly play Gambit.
How about delaying it until they get the actor right? I don't see Tatum being able to pull this character off. He seems like a nice guy, and he does a good job in the Jump Street movies, but I can't imagine he'll be able to convincingly play Gambit.
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6:21PM on 05/14/2016
OT: Every damn article has comments about making money from home. You guys gonna start maintaining the comment sections? Its getting a little annoying
OT: Every damn article has comments about making money from home. You guys gonna start maintaining the comment sections? Its getting a little annoying
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5:45AM on 05/14/2016

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9:41PM on 05/13/2016
Delay it as long as necessary! I'm glad they're being smart enough to do this rather than start filming and continue writing. That never works out.
Delay it as long as necessary! I'm glad they're being smart enough to do this rather than start filming and continue writing. That never works out.
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7:28PM on 05/13/2016
I have faith in Doug Liman, but even Gambit has a better understanding of how to do things than Snyder and DC
I have faith in Doug Liman, but even Gambit has a better understanding of how to do things than Snyder and DC
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7:59PM on 05/13/2016
And although ant man already kinda did it, it's cool that this sounds like it won't be a save the world movie, but a smaller "heist" flick. Hopefully they won't even do an origin story.
And although ant man already kinda did it, it's cool that this sounds like it won't be a save the world movie, but a smaller "heist" flick. Hopefully they won't even do an origin story.
7:21PM on 05/13/2016
Gambit is one of my favorite comic book characters and Liman is a great director to have helming this based off his past films; so the film has that going for it. And it's great that they taking their time in trying to make the best story/film they can. I just hope Tatum actually looks the part and can nail the Cajun accent, which is a VERY vital characteristic to Gambit.
Gambit is one of my favorite comic book characters and Liman is a great director to have helming this based off his past films; so the film has that going for it. And it's great that they taking their time in trying to make the best story/film they can. I just hope Tatum actually looks the part and can nail the Cajun accent, which is a VERY vital characteristic to Gambit.
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