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Published On: Sat, Aug 5th, 2017

SDCC 2017: Fox revisiting ‘Gambit’ after ‘Deadpool’ and ‘Logan’ success

From San Diego Comic-Con comes news that Fox may not be done with Gambit film with Channing Tatum starring.

Tatum spoke with Yahoo, pointing to the recent successes of Logan and Deadpool.

“We got really lucky. We had a first draft it was good, but we were coming to it at a time at that creative phase of [the X-Men], where these movies went through a bit of a paradigm shift, where the X-Men movies and the superhero movies with Logan and Deadpool really broke down a lot of doors for us. We were trying to do some things that we actually weren’t allowed to do, and they just smashed down the doors, so we’re giving it a bit of a rethink.”

Tatum has been linked to the solo Gambit film since 2014 with different directors coming and going: director Rupert Wyatt (Rise of the Planet of the Apes) first joining and then leaving the project, and then having his replacement, Doug Liman (Bourne Identity, Edge of Tomorrow), do the same in-and-out of the director’s chair. 

The upcoming X-Men: Dark Phoenix will be taking the X-Men to outer-space, New Mutants will introduce a new generation of heroes, X-Force may go even darker with Deadpool 2 certain to be even more insane and non-family friendly than the first film.

This is a very different X-Men landscape than a few years ago, and that may just be what is holding Gambit back.

“We’re not quite going there, because I enjoyed Gambit as a kid so I don’t want to rule out PG-13. But some of the stuff we want to do is a little bit R, but I’m not sure we want to go full R yet.”

Gambit was part of a New Orleans thieves guild and who has some connections to X-Men villains, charging objects with explosive kinetic energy, using playing cards most of the time.

 

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