CelebNMovies247.com just got word that a film that was set to anchor 20th Century Fox’s post-Wolverine Marvel slate, Gambit is off to a bit of a rough start on the flip…
In August, Tatum closed a deal to star in Gambit, 20th Century Fox’s X-Men spin-off movie despite the rumors.
Then, director Rupert Wyatt (Rise of the Planet of the Apes) had to drop out of the film due thanks to consistently pushed start dates that eventually brought him into conflict with prior commitments.
Thankfully, Fox scored when they landed Edge of Tomorrow director Doug Liman to take over at the helm, but with the October 2016 release date fast approaching, and production slated to begin in March, but it seemed like an impossible feat. There is no way to film a large-scale superhero film in such a short window, that’s a recipe for disaster, or should we say flop city!
Then, we just got word, via Collider, that Fox announced that Gambit has been given some breathing room as the studio has pulled the film’s 2016 release. Moreover, the Marvel Cinematic Universe film Gambit will still focus on Remy LeBeau’s Criminal Past.
As for Taylor Kitsch, the original Gambit seen in The Wolverine movie revealed to The Daily Beast that he didn’t audition for Gambit before Channing was cast.
Here is what Kitsch thought of the Magic Mike XXL star as Gambit:
“Um…no, I didn’t have a go. Ever since we finished the movie, it’s never really been an option. But no, I wish [Channing] nothing but the best. It was a fun character to play, and I learned a lot working with Hugh [Jackman] and had an amazing time in Australia. I’m sure they’re doing their own thing with it, and I’m sure Channing will be great.”
Gambit will no longer arrive in theaters on it’s planned October 7th release date, and while a new release date has not been announced, Fox has slated two mystery Marvel projects which you can read about more here…
When they start filming Magic Mike 3, Taylor Kitsch would be a great addition to the movie!