Channing Tatum’s Gambit film has been in the works for a long time. At times the progress has been slow, but it now looks like they are speeding up the process.
According to a report from Variety, Lizzy Caplan is in talks to join the cast of Gambit. She will reportedly be playing the female lead in the superhero flick. A spokesperson for Fox declined to comment on the report, but sources claim it’s pretty much a done deal.
Variety gives us more details on the film…
“The X-Men spinoff stars Channing Tatum as Gambit, a ragin’ Cajun whose ability to control kinetic energy enables him to weaponize playing cards and other projectiles. He’s also pretty handy with a bō staff. In the comics, Gambit was a member of the Thieves Guild before joining the X-Men. “Pirates of the Caribbean” director Gore Verbinski will slide behind the camera on the film. It’s eyeing a Feb. 14, 2019 debut.”
We have to imagine filming will take place in the early part of 2018, so we will probably be hearing more casting news in the coming weeks.
It feels like we have been talking about this ‘Gambit‘ film for years. It’s been in development for a long time, but it’s finally getting made, and we now have an official release date from 20th Century Fox.
The X-Men movie starring Channing Tatum will hit theaters February 14, 2019. There are two other movies scheduled to be released on that same date, including Warner Bros’ comedy Isn’t It Romantic starring Liam Hemsworth and Rebel Wilson.
To learn a little more about this Gambit project, we’ll hit you with this excerpt from Deadline:
“Chris Claremont and Jim Lee created Gambit for Marvel in 1990. Otherwise known as Remy LeBeau, Gambit has the ability to charge matter with volatile kinetic energy, causing the object in question to explosively release its charge on impact. The character materialized in a short burst in 2009’s X-Men Origins: Wolverine at the time portrayed by Taylor Kitsch.”
Another day, another comic book movie. I have to imagine by 2020, the general movie audience will grow tired of these films. This is what Hollywood does. It notices that something is working, and then beats the sh*t out of it until no one appreciates it anymore.
And then in like 20 years, it will make a comeback.