Rupert Wyatt Says His ‘Gambit’ Movie Would Have Been A 1970s Heist Film

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Rise of the Planet of the Apes director Rupert Wyatt revealed his take on the troubled Gambit movie and revealed it would have taken place during the ’70s.

The Gambit film has been stuck in development hell for years with multiple directors abandoning the project. Directors like Doug Liman and Gore Verbinski were at one point attached to tackle the film. Channing Tatum was also set to star as Gambit with Lea Seydoux as Bella Donna Boudreaux. Rise of the Planet of the Apes director Rupert Wyatt was the first director signed on to helm Gambit but left the project in September 2015. While speaking with Collider, Rupert Wyatt shared some details on his approach to the Gambit film:

“Yeah [a heist film] of a sort. I mean it was a period film. It dealt with the 70s up until the present day. It was about kind of mutant gangs and the notion of what it means to belong, tribalism in this bayou-like environment. The swamps of New Orleans. So it would’ve been a lot of fun. I know Channing sort of worked on the script to make it into more of a romantic comedy, I think. Which I read and it was great, it was very different to what I was involved in. But now Disney have the reins so I don’t know what their plans are.”

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Dark Phoenix is going to be one of the last X-Men films before Marvel Studios regains the rights, here is the synopsis:

In DARK PHOENIX, the X-MEN face their most formidable and powerful foe: one of their own, Jean Grey. During a rescue mission in space, Jean is nearly killed when she is hit by a mysterious cosmic force. Once she returns home, this force not only makes her infinitely more powerful, but far more unstable. Wrestling with this entity inside her, Jean unleashes her powers in ways she can neither comprehend nor contain. With Jean spiraling out of control, and hurting the ones she loves most, she begins to unravel the very fabric that holds the X-Men together. Now, with this family falling apart, they must find a way to unite — not only to save Jean’s soul, but to save our very planet from aliens who wish to weaponize this force and rule the galaxy.

Directed by Simon Kinberg, Dark Phoenix stars James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult, Sophie Turner, Tye Sheridan, Alexandra Shipp, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Evan Peters, and Jessica Chastain.

The film is set to hit theaters on June 7, 2019.

Source: Collider

Ryden Scarnato

Ryden Scarnato

Ryden's affection for all things DC, Marvel, and Star Wars has led him to entertainment journalism at Heroic Hollywood as a News Editor.