With Twentieth Century Fox going dark with their X-Men spinoff, New Mutants, I had a lot of hope for their other spinoff, the long-gestured Gambit.
Not only was it going to give one of the coolest X-Men characters his own movie, but it was going to be directed by the outstanding Gore Verbinski (who directed both The Ring remake and the first and only good Pirates of the Caribbean). Unfortunately, THR confirmed today that Verbinski is no longer directing and the studio is now seeing a new filmmaker to bring the character to live.
Verbinski is just one of a number of directors who come and gone on the project. Verbinski joined the movie in October following departures of Rupert Wyatt in October 2015 and Doug Liman in August 2016.
Even with no director, Channing Tatum is still attached to star as the New Orleans-based mutant known for throwing cards and manipulating kinetic energy.
Fox has previously set a date of Feb. 14, 2019, for the film, which does have a script by Josh Zetumer. A March shoot was in the cards (no pun intended), but it looks like things will be shifting to a later date.
As much as I love Taylor Kitsch, he was completely miscast as Remy LeBeau in X-Men Origins: Wolverine. With that said, it would be great to see Wolverine/Logan appear in the film, if not Bishop.
What do you guys think?
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