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Gambit producer shuffles out some details on when we can expect the film

02.24.2017

Wait, are we sure that its Twin Peaks Day and not Simon Kinberg Day, because this dude is everywhere, this afternoon - including this JoBlo exclusive interview. Earlier, the writer-producer spoke about an alternate cut and the future of the Fantastic Four at Fox, now, he's spoken with Comicbook.com about the state of Channing Tatum's on-again-off-again plans for an X-Men-related GAMBIT film.

At one time, the movie was scheduled for a November 2016 release, but as things would happen, it was not in the cards for the film to begin its production anywhere near that window. Today, Kinberg has offered an update as to the status of the film's fate with the following statement:  

It's in active development. It's a movie that we hope will be ready to go by the end of this year and shoot next year. We have two or three X-Men related movies this year so it can wait for a moment. The process has been that Channing Tatum is as determined about getting the character right as Ryan Reynolds was about Deadpool and Hugh Jackman was about this LOGAN movie. We know that when we get those right, the movie succeeds so we want to make sure we get Gambit right because we want him to be the beginning of a whole new franchise.

While I'm not personally interested in a solo GAMBIT feature, fans of the kinetic-card-dealing mutant Lothario are bound to be psyched that the project is still in consideration by the powers that be. Addtionally, I've got to give it up to Tatum and his desire to bring GAMBIT to the big screen. His passion is quite reminiscent of Reynold's for the Deadpool character, and that scores big points in my book. After all, look at how amazing DEADPOOL turned out to be after hitting so many roadblocks along its troubled path to the silver screen. Also, there's no telling what other mutants will join GAMBIT as plans for the film come together, and learning about support characters to be featured in a comic book film is always a good time. 

Meanwhile, if you're in the mood for some R-rated mutant mayhem, be sure to hoof it on over to your local theater when LOGAN cracks a beer along with some skulls on March 3, 2017.

Extra Tidbit: I might not be the biggest fan of the Cajun card-slinger, but he's a great character to choose in any X-Men-related video game he appears in.
Source: Comicbook.com

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