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Fox’s GAMBIT Officially Delayed

Fox’s GAMBIT Officially Delayed

by Christopher DillardMarch 29, 2016

According to a report from THR, Fox’s next solo X-Man movie is going through rewrites. GAMBIT starring Channing Tatum and directed by Doug Liman is on hold as Reid Carolin rewrites the screenplay. Carolin is a producer who frequently works with Tatum, including his Magic Mike films and other properties.

In the meantime, Liman is going to work on a smaller film, The Wall, for Amazon. This does not rule out his involvement in the Gambit film, but rather gives us a time frame of late 2017 for the film to hit. My guess is that it falls into the October 6 slot that Fox has claimed as an ‘untitled Marvel film.’ I guess Tatum’s hairstyle from the red carpet last month wasn’t an indicator of the film’s production. Whoops!

I actually find this news for Gambit refreshing, as Fox doesn’t need a third mutant film this year, and the more work on Gambit the better! It seems to be a good sign they’re not hesitant to postpone the film for refinements, rather than rush out a product for no reason.

Do you think Fox is making the right move or should Gambit get to the spotlight immediately? Let us know!

About The Author
Christopher Dillard
Author for Nerdtraffic, co-host of Superhero Slate podcast, and co-founder of ComicUI. I love Marvel, Star Wars, Halo, and the Muppets. Just your run-of-the-mill nerd.