It is the Marvel film that simply refuses to get made. As Gambit transitions from one problem to the next. Channing Tatum's long awaited portrayal of the card-carrying superhero has stalled on a number of accounts. But, according to producer Simon Kinberg, the plans are in place to make the movie a reality.
The decision of director Doug Liman to walk away from the project, much in the same vein as Tim Miller from Deadpool 2, indicated that all was not well with the process of the spinoff. Despite these continual setbacks that frustrated the star and the comic book fans of the character, Kinberg told LRM this week that the feature is still going ahead full steam.
Tatum Is To Gambit What Reynolds Is To Deadpool: Producer
Hoping to calm the fears and concerns that those behind-the-scenes have their act together, Kinberg reiterated what his colleague Lauren Shuler Donner proclaimed before earmarking 2018 as a production start. He also argued that the commitment of Tatum to stay with the project shows his passion for the character. A trait that Reynolds maintained for the Merc with the Mouth.
"Yeah, it is going to happen," started Kinberg, "and it's just a question... Channing (Tatum) is, in the best possible way, as committed and as rigorous about getting the character right as Ryan was with Deadpool and as Hugh was with Logan on this movie, and so it's been about finding a filmmaker and someone who can capture that voice and hand it off to Channing. But he's been a really critical part of the process, and we're hoping that the movie, probably given his schedule, will be ready to go this year and probably shoot next year."
Sexy Heist Thriller: Expect The Unexpected In Gambit
With the X-Men franchise essentially playing the tone straight down the middle, two installments branched off in very different directions. Deadpool went one way, breaking the fourth wall and creating a comedy that broke the mold, while Logan is about to go in the opposite direction. Portraying a film that is closer to a Western drama than a superhero flick.
Tatum's long-term producing partner Reid Carolin is penning the script for the title as they aim to bring a "sexy heist thriller" to the franchise. A fresh offering by the sounds of it. Anna Paquin's Rogue character is not expected to take part, even though she has a strong bond with Gambit in the comic books.