Will the Gambit movie ever materialize? The solo outing for the ragin’ Cajun is another Fox-owned Marvel project that’s been on the cards for years. It’s gained and lost directors, and it’s gained and lost its leading man. To be honest, the film’s lengthy development history is just too lengthy to fully explore here, but here’s the skinny as of now: Channing Tatum remains attached to star and Doug Liman is still in line to direct.
Likewise, Simon Kinberg is involved as a producer and today, he gave us another reason to not write off the film completely. In the same vein as his recent updates, he tells /Film that the issue lies in scoring the perfect tone:
“The truth is when you have these movies that need a very special and unique tone, it takes a little while to find that tone. Deadpool felt like it exploded out of nowhere but it was a ten-year development process on that movie. I hope that Gambit doesn’t take ten years, but it takes a little honing to get that tone and that voice exactly right. Really it’s just about getting a screenplay that is worthy of that character and I think we’re really close right now.”
Four weeks back Kinberg said they had a great script that they were hoping to shoot soon. While it might sound now like he’s backtracking, it’s more than likely that the writers are still ironing out specific elements to make sure Gambit possesses a distinctive style.
Let’s keep our fingers crossed then that the scribes manage to land on a winning formula soon, before the movie loses another director and potentially its leading man.