Fox Pulls ‘Gambit’ from Scheduled Release Date

Fox struck gold in 2016 with Deadpool, and it looks like they want to ride the momentum. The studio has added two untitled Marvel projects to its slate, scheduled for October 6, 2017 and January 12, 2018. These dates come with the news that Gambit has also been pulled from its scheduled release date of October 6, 2016.

Gambit is meant to star Channing Tatum, who has been treating the film as a passion project, similar to Ryan Reynolds’ treatment of Deadpool. Yet, the film has been plagued with recent problems, with Tatum almost dropping out completely. Its original director, Rupert Wyatt, left the project last year.

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Tatum representing Gambit alongside Fox’s other superhero stars. Photo courtesy of Entertainment Weekly.

It should come as no surprise that the film was pulled, since it has yet to begin filming. Still, this news raises a slew of questions about the future of Gambit. It is merely delayed? Will it ever get made?

Fox’s next superhero blockbuster, X-Men: Apocalypse, will be released May 27, 2016.

Anthony Composto - EIC
Anthony Composto - EIC
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