There are often films that enter the development stage and never make it to the screen. For a long time, it seemed like 20th Century Fox had scrapped the Gambit movie but producer Simon Kinberg just told ComicBook.com that the film has entered active development and will hopefully film next year.
“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.”
It’s exciting to hear that the film has taken so long because Channing Tatum wants to get it right. Like Kinberg said, both Logan and Deadpool found critical and (hopefully) financial success, so taking that approach to Gambit seems like the perfect plan.
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