‘Gambit’ Movie delayed to ‘Get the Script Right’

The Gambit movie was originally due out in just a few months, October to be more specific. Since hearing the first news of the film, there have been multiple set backs. Eventually, it was announced that the film was going to be delayed to an unspecified date. While this news came as highly disappointing to ‘Gambit’ fans, executive producer Simon Kinberg assures fans that the move was made for all the right reasons.

“We’ve gotta get the script right,” he told Flickering Myth in an interview, while promoting X-Men: Apocalypse.

“We just didn’t get the script to the place that we all felt like that movie deserved, so we’re still working on the script -we’re very close, actually, to being done with the script. It’s looking really good. I’m not going to say anything about it content-wise “The most important thing is getting the tone and the voice right,”

Kinberg added the goal is for the film to begin production by the end of this year or the beginning of next year.

“I think one of the things that I’ve learned on all of these movies -and maybe the lesson was best learned for me on Deadpool– is the most important thing is getting the tone and the voice right. That the storytelling, the actual plots, are sort of interchangeable and disposable, ultimately. If I ask you what your favorite movies are, you’re not going to tell me the plot, you’re going to tell me you love this character, and so what we’ve really tried to do with ‘Gambit’ is make sure we get the voice
of that character right, and the tone of the comics 100 percent on the page.”

While the Deadpool filmwas teased for many years, its production was also consistently pushed back until it’s release date was also an unspecified. Sure, it was extremely frustrating… but in the end, the proof was in the pudding. Well, actually, The Box Office. Deadpool grossed a whopping $762 Million worldwide in the box office. So if the writers, producers and directors want to take more time and focus on the scripting and character development, it is perfectly okay in my books!

“There was a moment where we were going to shoot the movie
at the beginning of this year, and then we felt it just wasn’t ready. So, knowing — hoping — that ‘Gambit’ is, like ‘Deadpool’ was, the start of a new franchise within the X-Men universe, we want to make sure to get it
right.”

Channing Tatum is set to be cast as our newest hero in the X-Men Franchise. We will definitely be sure to keep you posted on updates for the film! Be sure to check FlickeringMyth’s awesome interview with Simon Kinberg here.

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