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Friday, March 4, 2016

No More Gambit?

Sorry, Gambit fans, looks like Fox has postponed the "Gambit" movie indefinitely. That means that for now, the project is in limbo. [hit the jump to continue]

BoxOffice.com is reporting that Fox has pushed actor Channing Tatum’s long-in-development "Gambit" standalone movie from its original release date of October 7, 2016, delaying the movie indefinitely. This follows on a long list of production woes for Tatum’s movie, which previously saw original director Rupert Wyatt exit the project and Edge of Tomorrow director Doug Liman stepping in late last year. In its place, Fox has scheduled two unnamed Marvel projects to be released on October 6, 2017 (a year after Gambit’s rapidly approaching former release date) and January 12, 2018.

So what are these two mystery Marvel movies? Fox has not announced what they are so far, and it’s possible that the studio could just be delaying Gambit for a year so Liman and Tatum can get things in order, but the runaway success of the studio’s Deadpool movie offers some obvious hints at what Fox is up to: which probably is developing that second Deadpool movie and the possibility of doing an X-Force movie as well. It would be pretty obvious that Fox will be taking much advantage of the recent success of Deadpool, and would focus all their assets in and around that franchise, along with their other potential moneymaker: the X-Men franchise.

For me, I'm not a Gambit fan, so I really couldnt care less. But if ever they do this movie, I would much rather prefer that Tatum would not play Gambit, simply because he's too buff for the role. I would rather have somebody like Sam Claflin (Finnick from The Hunger Games) play the part. 

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