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Channing Tatum's Gambit Movie Release Date Delayed

Channing Tatum's Gambit Movie Release Date Delayed Channing Tatum's Gambit Movie Release Date Delayed
Stacy Diaz | 13 January, 2018, 06:01

It's a shame, because it actually seemed as if the Gambit movie was finally making some progress. Pirates of the Caribbean filmmaker Gore Verbinski is the latest director to part ways with the X-Men spin-off movie, which was rumored to start production this March.

He turned up in the very bad X-Men Origins: Wolverine, played by trying-so-hard-to-make-him-a-thing Taylor Kitsch, and was quickly forgotten about after the fact.

Following the news, the intended February 14, 2019, release date has reportedly been pushed back to June 7, 2019, but studio insiders told the publication that the forthcoming film should do better as a summer movie.

Channing Tatum's oft-delayed "Gambit", an "X-Men" spinoff gearing up to shoot in New Orleans in March, has suffered another behind-the-scenes setback.

With Gambit having now lost a third director, one wonders if the film will still proceed, and if so, how soon.

Deadline says Verbinski's parting of the ways is amicable ("scheduling issues"), and that Channing Tatum, who's always been attached to the film in the titular role, is still onboard. There's also the possibility that 20th Century Fox can not come to a proper consensus on the type of film that it wants to make - a big, X-Men blockbuster, or a more intimate, Deadpool-esque experiment with a lower budget. The director had been in negotiations for the film, which has been in development for years.

The long-awaited Gambit solo movie has once again hit a snag on the way to production, this time losing director Gore Verbinski. Then The Bourne Identity's Doug Liman was brought on, only to leave as well. The good news is that it sounds like this will still be the case as and the movie will definitely be the full-blown horror that they want it to be, fans will just have to wait a while longer for it. Given that Disney is in the process of purchasing Fox, any further delay could well spell the end for the troubled project.