So this might not be a complete surprise and there’s not much to go off of, but according to one source, the planned Channing Tatum Gambit film, Noah Hawley’s Doctor Doom movie, as well as other proposed X-Men spin-off films over at 20th Century Fox appears to have drawn its last card. As in it’s dead. Best card play on words that came to mind. But right now, it’s all rumor territory, so tread lightly.
The source of this is known scooper DanielRPK, who shared today that, per his sources, a number of upcoming Fox X-Men and Marvel projects are on the cutting room floor, among them Brian K. Vaughn’s Silver Surfer project, Noah Hawley’s Doctor Doom film, the Kitty Pryde film and, of course, the Channing Tatum Gambit film. Here’s the tweet discussing this:
Not a huge surprise but from what I hear Gambit and Dr. Doom are officially dead.
As for X-Force, it's not "Officially" dead, but they only have two months to start filming it and that's not gonna happen. So… not happening, not with Fox anyway.
— Daniel Richtman (@DanielRPK) January 11, 2019
It is interesting the number of snags that the Gambit film in particular seemed to have. It went through a number of directors, Simon Kinberg described it not too long ago as a love story with elements of a heist film, it had a supporting cast including the likes of Lizzy Caplan, and the film’s prospects seemed to gain its second wind in light of the successes of both Deadpool and Logan. So for the film to apparently be completely scrapped is no doubt disappointing for those involved.
Chances are this could be the nature of the business and the fact that many of Fox’s assets will soon be absorbed into the House of Mouse whenever the actual Disney/Fox acquisition concludes. But as of right now, if DanielRPK’s source is to be believed, Gambit is done for. Perhaps official word could come from the studio later on, but again, we’ll have to wait and see. But for right now, what do you think about this possibly being the end of the line for the Channing Tatum Gambit project, Doctor Doom and the other X-Men films?
Would you still want to see him in the role at some point in the future? And what do you think about other planned spin-offs like X-23 or Multiple Man? Again, right now, it’s all rumor territory, so take this all with a massive adamantium grain of salt. Let us know your thoughts on this in the comments below.
Here’s Every Hero Who Appears In The ‘Avengers: Endgame’ Trailer
Today, Marvel Studios released the first official trailer for Avengers: Endgame and revealed which heroes will likely be on hand for the re-match against Thanos.
Avengers: Infinity War united nearly every hero in the Marvel Cinematic Universe for the showdown with Thanos and after a decade of films that proved to be an extensive roster. However, the Marvel Studios epic concluded with Thanos succeeding in his mission to acquire the Infinity Stones and use their power to erase half of the universe’s population, with many of the aforementioned heroes being included among the casualties. Fortunately, the original Avengers teammates survived Thanos’ decimation and it appears they will be joined by a few the new heroes who debuted since the group initially formed when they head into the second showdown with Thanos.
Click “Next” to see a full list of heroes featured in the trailer!