While fans might have been disappointed earlier this year when 20th Century Fox removed Gambit from their release schedule, according to Simon Kinberg is was done for the right reasons. Speaking with Flickering Myth, the film’s producer commented on the delay and that the main reasoning behind the delay was to make sure that they got the film’s tone & voice “right” and that the film could start production as early as the end of the year.
We’ve got to get the script right,” admitted Kinberg. “We just didn’t get the script to the place where we all thought the movie deserved. So we’re still working on the script. We’re very close, actually, to being done with the script. And the hope is that Channing [Tatum] has a couple of movies he has to shoot, but that we would shoot at the end of this year, or the beginning of next year.
It’s looking really good. I’m not going to say anything about it content-wise. I think one of the things that I’ve learnt on all these movies – and maybe the lesson was best learned for me on Deadpool – is the most important thing is getting the tone and the voice right. That the storytelling, the actual narrative, the plots are sort of interchangeable and disposable, ultimately.”
As for the tone and voice, Kinberg had the following to say in regards to that as well as what to expect from the film.
If I ask you what your favourite movies are, you’re not going to tell me about the plot. You’re going to tell me you love this character. And so what we’ve really tried to do with Gambit is make sure that we get the voice of that character right and the tone of the comics 100% on the page. It’s a very unique tone. It’s unique from Deadpool, it’s unique from the X-Men. It’s a heist movie that we’ve never done in these kinds of films before. He’s a con-man. And so that’s really where we’ve spent our time.”
Everything above sounds good to me. Here’s hoping that these rewrites do lead to a stronger film as I’m very excited to see what Doug Liman & Tatum bring to the table with the character. Are you excited for Gambit? Sound off with your thoughts in the comments section below.
Source: Flickering Myth