Monday, 19 November, 2018

Gore Verbinski won't direct 'Gambit' as planned

Deadpool, New Mutants and Gambit all get new release dates; Gore Verbinski exits as director for Gambit 'X-Men' Spinoff 'Gambit' Loses Director Gore Verbinski
Herman Weaver | 13 January, 2018, 06:05

What's heartbreaking about the news is that the studio has been desperately trying to get the ball running on Gambit. Let's just run down this list for a quick recap. Rupert Wyatt, director of the recent Planet of the Apes trilogy, was signed on to direct the film in early 2015, with French actress Léa Seydoux signed up as the female lead, until Wyatt dropped out that September. Liman eventually bowed out as well, in all likelihood because he wasn't satisfied with whatever form the script was taking. It's possible that the issue really could've been "scheduling", though if you're directing a big-budget movie like Gambit, you'd think you'd block off a year-or-so of your schedule.

You know where this is going, right? According to The Hollywood Reporter, casting was already in full swing. It's not clear what the reasoning is at the time of this writing.

Fox has already set a February 14, 2019 release date for the film; no word if that will have to change given the new news.

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20th Century Fox has moved the dates for three of its upcoming X-Men films after Gore Verbinski (Pirates 1,2 &3) exited as director of the Gambit film starring Channing Tatum. This is something which other studios seem to struggle with as they regularly announce shifts in release dates as they struggle to align their planned schedules versus actual delivery. Gambit is set to start filming on location in New Orleans March 19th.

That shuffling at the top has prompted repeated delays in the film's production, which has been in active development since 2014. Then The Bourne Identity's Doug Liman was brought on, only to leave as well.

Gambit - also known as Remy LeBeau - was created by writer Chris Claremont and artist Jim Lee and made his first appearance in "Uncanny X-Men Annual #14" in July 1990. The good news is that it sounds like this will still be the case as and the movie will definitely be the full-blown horror that they want it to be, fans will just have to wait a while longer for it.

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