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Gambit delayed yet again as Amazon sets Doug Liman to direct The Wall

03.29.2016
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It's beginning to feel as though GAMBIT just doesn't want to be made; the latest X-MEN spin-off was originally set to be released in theaters this fall, but after Rupert Wyatt (RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES) departed the project last year and was replaced by EDGE OF TOMORROW director Doug Liman, Fox removed the film from their schedule. Production on GAMBIT was still supposed to kick off this spring but now THR reports that the beginning of production has been pushed back until late 2016.

The outlet reports that rewrites are to blame for this latest delay, but that Doug Liman will be using the delay to head on over to Amazon Studios to direct their first feature-film. Liman is currently in negotiations to direct THE WALL, a psychological thriller written by Dwain Worrell which tells the tale of a sniper and his spotter who are pinned down behind cover by a legendary sniper. THE WALL is being described as small-scale in nature, so Doug Liman is planning on shooting the film in late spring/early summer before returning to pre-production on GAMBIT later in the year.

GAMBIT will star Channing Tatum in the title role, and although Lea Seydoux (SPECTRE) had been attached to play Belladonna Bourdreaux, THR reports that her current involvement with the project is unknown. Meanwhile, the next film in the X-MEN franchise will be X-MEN: APOCALYPSE which will hit theaters on May 27, 2016.

Source: THR

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7:46AM on 03/30/2016
Growing up reading the X-Men comics and then watching Fox's X-Men cartoon, I can't believe Gambit has gotten this sideline treatment. Delay here, new director there, its quite pathetic now.
Growing up reading the X-Men comics and then watching Fox's X-Men cartoon, I can't believe Gambit has gotten this sideline treatment. Delay here, new director there, its quite pathetic now.
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10:21PM on 03/29/2016
Yah Amazon, finally using your powers for good. Anything that can stop Tatter from being in more movies is a plus in my book.
Yah Amazon, finally using your powers for good. Anything that can stop Tatter from being in more movies is a plus in my book.
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8:53PM on 03/29/2016
At this point I'd say any bad news is good news. To piggyback of Soloist's comment, I'd hate for this character get the Wolverine:Origins treatment. Maybe recast him and throw him in a Deadpool sequel and/or the X-Force movie. He's be more fun with an R rating to play with anyway and besides that, Gambit has always been the most fun when he's a supporting character.
At this point I'd say any bad news is good news. To piggyback of Soloist's comment, I'd hate for this character get the Wolverine:Origins treatment. Maybe recast him and throw him in a Deadpool sequel and/or the X-Force movie. He's be more fun with an R rating to play with anyway and besides that, Gambit has always been the most fun when he's a supporting character.
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8:44PM on 03/29/2016
They need to get rid of Tatum. Most people don't think he's a good fit for the role, and I have a feeling these directors might feel the same way.
They need to get rid of Tatum. Most people don't think he's a good fit for the role, and I have a feeling these directors might feel the same way.
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8:07PM on 03/29/2016

I'm in!

The best part of this project is Liman.
The best part of this project is Liman.
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7:36PM on 03/29/2016
If this film doesn't get its shit together, this could end up being the next Origins: Wolverine. Which I would absolutely hate since Gambit is one of my favorite comic book characters who I've been waiting a long time to see in live action (I enjoyed Kitsch as Gambit in Origins: Wolverine, but the character should have been introduced in the original X-Men trilogy along with everyone else).
If this film doesn't get its shit together, this could end up being the next Origins: Wolverine. Which I would absolutely hate since Gambit is one of my favorite comic book characters who I've been waiting a long time to see in live action (I enjoyed Kitsch as Gambit in Origins: Wolverine, but the character should have been introduced in the original X-Men trilogy along with everyone else).
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