Is the 'Gambit' movie doomed? | The Tylt
Fans have been patiently waiting for good news on the "Gambit" movie. Producer Simon Kinberg says that Channing Tatum is committed to the role, and the film is underway. While some supporters are happy the film is still happening, it's been a slow process getting Gambit to the big screen. Is "Gambit" doomed?
Is the 'Gambit' movie doomed?
Gambit has lost directors and has been postponed several times. Yet Tatum and the producers are still committed to making the project happen.
Do you think we'll ever get that "Gambit" movie, and even if we do, will it fail?
"Gambit" lost its last director Doug Liman in August. Projects are typically doomed when directors leave, but in the case of "Gambit"—the movie might not even happen.
According to Jacob Hall at Slash Film:
Last year, everyone said it was supposed to shoot this year. And during all of this, directors Rupert Wyatt and Doug Liman both left the film, leaving it rudderless for the time being. So yes, a healthy dose* of skepticism is warranted with anything related to Gambit, especially since the character’s previous onscreen appearance was in the disastrous X-Men Origins: Wolverine (where he was placed by Taylor Kitsch).
To be fair, Hall also said:
Of course, this skepticism comes at a time when the X-Men series is finding its feet again. Deadpool was a huge hit and Logan, which opens later this week, has quickly garnered all kinds of critical acclaim. With Legion on television and X-Men: Supernova and The New Mutants on the horizon, we’d probably be just fine without a Gambit movie. At the very least, we’ll be occupied while they take the time to get this one right.
But the skepticism exists because this film has been delayed for some time. Some fans might have already lost interest—either way the production trouble just isn't a good look for a highly-anticipated superhero film.
It’s been about finding a filmmaker who can capture that voice and hand it off to Tatum. He’s been a really critical part of the process, and people are hoping the movie will be ready to shoot next year.
Regardless of the rumors, Tatum is dedicated to doing "Gambit" justice. Reynolds stayed dedicated to "Deadpool" and that was a mega hit for him after "Green Lantern" nearly destroyed his career. Tatum's an A-list actor. The film will succeed with his efforts behind it.
Geeks talk crap about the DCEU, but "Gambit" isn't doing any better.
People are saying the DCEU is doomed but bitch what about the gambit movie ?— Khalid Skywalker (@darthbastaki) February 24, 2017