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Published On: Mon, Mar 7th, 2016

‘Gambit’ film delayed as Fox adds a Marvel film for 2017 and 2018

Fox is shuffling quickly to revamp their movie schedule, now reportedly delaying, or possibly killing, their Gambit film, which was slated to star Channing Tatum.

Collider reports that Fox has pulled Gambit’s October 2016 release and scheduled two dates for unknown Marvel films. Tatum will presumably still don a trench coach and a Cajun accent to play the X-Man.

While Fox has not announced a new release date for Gambit, it has slated two release dates for mystery Marvel projects: October 6, 2017, and January 12, 2018.

That first release date will go up against Andy Serkis’ TheJungle Book: Origins, and the film coming out on the second date will face off with Denis Villeneuve’s Blade Runner sequel. Neither of those options appear to be a good idea for a superhero flick.

Collider notes that, since the first date is roughly one year after Gambit’s originally slated release, Fox might have simply given Tatum and director Doug Liman another whole year to execute their plans. Fox will likely give the date/dates to either Deadpool 2 or X-Force, which are both priority now that the first Deadpool has proven to be such a smash success.

 

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