The fan-favorite mutant’s live-action solo outing has had a lengthy and troubled production for several years but in a new report, it is looking like we’ll be seeing Remy Lebeau back on the big screen in the near future.
Deadline broke the news earlier today reporting that director Gore Verbinski is lined up to helm Fox’s Gambit. Given the success Logan and Deadpool, the X-Men spin-off is now a top priority for the studio with Channing Tatum still slated to star as the titular mutant.
It is also being reported that along with longtime X-Men film overseer Simon Kinberg, Tatum will be co-producing the film with Reid Carolin through their Free Association production company. Josh Zetumer has written the script for the upcoming film as well.
The film originally had Doug Liman slated to direct but left the project back in August 2016 and Rupert Wyatt attached at one point.
Gambit still has no official release date given.
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!