Gambit’ Cancelled for 2016; New Release Date Still Uncertain


Looks like ‘Gambit’ movie will not be released on schedule as intended.

It is revealed that 20th Century Fox has decided to cancel the X-men spinoff film which was initially slated for release October this year. In an article by GameSpot, no official announcement has been made regarding the motion picture’s new release date.

The delay in the production was brought about when Rupert Wyatt left the project due to conflicting schedule with another assignment. He was replaced by Doug Liman, the director behind Tom Cruise’s “Edge of Tomorrow.” Thanks to that, the superhero film, which stars Channing Tatum, will start filming this March.

To replace the empty slot left behind by Gambit’s cancellation is the sci-fi horror series “Alien: Covenant.” It was also revealed that Fox will have two Marvel movies each to be released on October 6, 2017 and January 12, 2018. ComicBookResources speculated that the sequel to the highly successful R-rated movie “Deadpool” is slated for release on January if Fox will stick with dates that worked. If that is the case then “Gambit” will hit theatres in October 2017.

To portray Gambit is “Hail, Caesar!” actor Channing Tatum. He will be joined in by Léa Seydoux, the most recent Bond girl from “Spectre,” who is expected to portray Gambit’s love interest, Bella Donna Boudreaux. However, no official announcement has been made regarding what part Seydoux will play in the superhero film.

Gambit is a member of the X-Men and he has appeared in the 1992 animated series “The X-Men” as well as guesting in the “X-Men Origins: Wolverine” movie where he was played by Taylor Kitsch who later portrayed “John Carter.” He has the mutant power to cause playing cards to explode. He is also known as a rebel and a ladies’ man among the X-Men group which is why he is usually mistrusted by the other members.

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