While many began to worry about the status of the Channing Tatum starring Gambit, things appear to be getting back on track with the film after losing it’s director. Just the other day we learned that Doug Liman had entered into final negotiations to direct the X-Men spinoff and now we have some new information from producer Simon Kinberg about what to expect from the solo outting. It sounds like the tone of this one will be, while fitting in the same universe, quite different than Fox’s other mutant projects and making this a heist thriller rather than a straightforward superhero film.
This is probably the smartest route to go with the character being that LaBeau doesn’t really work as a traditional superhero. Prior to the news of Liman breaking, the producer had also expressed his excitement for the project and the director that they had got on board while also revealed that shooting for the film will likely occur next spring. With the project shooting in the spring, I’d say it’s likely we could see a release date shift to 2017 for the project.
With Liman on board to direct, I’ve got a really good feeling about Gambit myself. Hopefully he brings a little of that Bourne Identity flavor to the project. There’s a lot of potential here and I’m definitely looking forward to see what cards the team has up their sleeve. Let us know your thoughts on Kinbergs comments and the project in the section below.