It seems like the 20th Century Fox is beginning production on the long-awaited X-Men spinoff Gambit sooner than later.
Thanks to Omega Underground, we now know the studio and director Gore Verbinski are looking to begin production on the project this February which should allow the film to reach its Valentines Day 2019 release date without a hitch.
Gambit stars Channing Tatum as the titular mutant-hero with Lizzy Caplan (Masters of Sex, Cloverfield) in talks to join the cast as the film’s female lead. Verbinski is directing the spin-off from a script written by Josh Zetumer. The film is being produced by Tatum as well as Reid Carolin under their Free Association banner alongisde long-time X-Men producers Simon Kinberg and Lauren Shuler Donner.
A new report published earlier in the week revealed the project’s working title had changed to “Forevermore”.
Gambit is one of three X-Men films currently slated for release with X-Men: The New Mutants scheduled to hit theaters on April 13, 2018, followed by Deadpool 2 on June 1, 2018, and X-Men: Dark Phoenix on November 2, 2018.
Gambit hits theaters February 14, 2019. Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for the latest news on Gambit and the future of the X-Men franchise as we learn it.
Source: Omega Underground
8 X-Men Characters Who Deserve Their Own Movie
So it’s probably safe to assume everyone here has seen Logan? Well, based on how well it did in the box-office I think 20th Century Fox is taking notes. Now that they have both Deadpool and Logan under their belts, I’m sure they will be bringing more X-Men characters to the big screen as soon as possible.
There are so many great X-Men arcs to choose from, but I think focusing on personal stories and fewer characters is a way to ensure the movie connects with an audience. Mutants were originally composed as a metaphor for the Civil Rights movement, and that issue is still very much so alive in our society. I’m not saying every movie needs to be political, but they all have the potential to be about so much more than destruction and boss battles. Fox focuses on smaller, personal stories that show mutants in a different light. Sure they can kick ass, but let’s make sure they always feel like real people, as Logan did.
Hit Next to see the eight mutants I think Fox should bring to the big screen next!