There is no doubt that 20th Century Fox has been on a roll with their rated R films such as ‘Deadpool’ and ‘Logan’. A Gambit stand alone film has been talked about for years but the film has been constantly falling into production problems. Some of the issues that caused a delay on the film have to do with the $154 million budget the film was calling for, the director of the film Rupert Wyatt leaving the project as well as the exit of Doug Liman who was attached to direct shortly after Wyatt left due to scheduling conflicts, and so on.
With ‘Gambit’ being put on hold, it has left fans thinking that the film will never get made.
In a recent interview with HeyUGuys, Channing Tatum has revealed that ‘Gambit’ will be coming soon as it is experiencing a complete script rewrite that will connect him and the audience to who Gambit is.
Here’s what Tatum said:
“I look for a personal connection to the movies I make and it may not be immediately obvious…In every story, I have a personal connection… With ‘Gambit,’ I just never found that personal way in.”
It seems as if Tatum never felt a personal connection with Gambit which was one of the conflicts that held him back from becoming the character. Such as Ryan Reynolds who completely embraced Deadpool and made audiences connect with who Deadpool was and is.
Tatum continued to say:
“We lit a fuse on the first one and just blew it completely out of the water. I think we got lucky – we got hit with some setbacks and it was all for a good reason. We were trying to do something completely different. We were trying to do something that this genre of movie hasn’t seen before. We kept running into the same problems, and then Deadpool and Logan came through and kicked the doors down. Now we’re really getting to do some of the things we’ve always wanted to do with the script – we’ve just sort of started over.”
Not all good things happen when a project is rushed. With the success of ‘Logan’ and ‘Deadpool’ and their R rating doesn’t only give the opportunity for the Gambit movie to be bloody and violent, but it gives the writers and creators to explore more themes that hit towards adults and children as well. This may even present the opportunity to delve deeper into the core values of who Gambit is.
An Official Release date has not been revealed by 20th Century Fox nor has the studio commented on the active development of the ‘Gambit’ film.