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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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5:22PM on 02/25/2017
I would die if they decided to follow a little known storyline where gambit fends off vampires in Louisiana.....with BLADE. I know it wont happen but i can dream. Also, if they were ever planning on crossing over into deadpool universe (dont think it would work), I think pairing gambit and bishop by the end of the movie wouldnt be a bad idea either. Blade or Bishop to be his comic book friend
I would die if they decided to follow a little known storyline where gambit fends off vampires in Louisiana.....with BLADE. I know it wont happen but i can dream. Also, if they were ever planning on crossing over into deadpool universe (dont think it would work), I think pairing gambit and bishop by the end of the movie wouldnt be a bad idea either. Blade or Bishop to be his comic book friend
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7:09PM on 02/25/2017
Then have a [link] team up a la avengers style
Then have a [link] team up a la avengers style
7:11PM on 02/25/2017
deadpool, cable, gambit, bishop***
deadpool, cable, gambit, bishop***
5:44AM on 02/26/2017
Blade's rights are back at Marvel now, so unlikely.
Blade's rights are back at Marvel now, so unlikely.
12:24PM on 02/25/2017
Why aren't they establishing Gambit in the new mutants movie
Why aren't they establishing Gambit in the new mutants movie
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5:06AM on 02/25/2017
sucks that Taylor Kitsch didn't get a shot at playing him again, for all the failures he's been apart of, he really is meant to be Gambit
sucks that Taylor Kitsch didn't get a shot at playing him again, for all the failures he's been apart of, he really is meant to be Gambit
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1:14PM on 02/25/2017
My sentiments exactly. He nailed that role. If they were serious about getting it right they'd listen to the fans. Mind you, when has that ever happened amiright.
My sentiments exactly. He nailed that role. If they were serious about getting it right they'd listen to the fans. Mind you, when has that ever happened amiright.
5:15PM on 02/25/2017
Yeah he nailed, im not even a fan of the guy, but gambit is all him.
Yeah he nailed, im not even a fan of the guy, but gambit is all him.
7:13PM on 02/25/2017
also, Channing Tatums head is too fat
also, Channing Tatums head is too fat
5:03AM on 02/25/2017
I hope they go for more of a tone akin to Blade, lower budget and stylistic rather then epic scale, I trust Liman to do a kick ass job though
I hope they go for more of a tone akin to Blade, lower budget and stylistic rather then epic scale, I trust Liman to do a kick ass job though
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1:34AM on 02/25/2017
I wonder if its going to be some corny New Orleans story with some corny AF villain. I don't even think Gambit has any cool villains. Other than Mr. Sinister, his backstory is bland and shitty.
I wonder if its going to be some corny New Orleans story with some corny AF villain. I don't even think Gambit has any cool villains. Other than Mr. Sinister, his backstory is bland and shitty.
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8:47PM on 02/24/2017
Gambit is one of my all time favorite X-Men and can't wait to see the character again in live action. But while we wait to see Gambit get his own solo film, they could always just put Gambit in one of their upcoming X-Men films as part of the team or even in a few quick scenes just to see how Tatum does as Gambit. Sort of like how Marvel put Holland in Civil War as Spider Man before Homecoming.
Gambit is one of my all time favorite X-Men and can't wait to see the character again in live action. But while we wait to see Gambit get his own solo film, they could always just put Gambit in one of their upcoming X-Men films as part of the team or even in a few quick scenes just to see how Tatum does as Gambit. Sort of like how Marvel put Holland in Civil War as Spider Man before Homecoming.
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7:55PM on 02/24/2017
Tatum is awesome, but I still don't see him as Gambit. Maybe an image will change my mind.
Tatum is awesome, but I still don't see him as Gambit. Maybe an image will change my mind.
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