March 21, 2018

Third Director Folds On GAMBIT Movie

13 January 2018, 02:27 | Regina Holmes

Gore Verbinksi Pulls Out Of 'Gambit' | Deadline

'X-Men' Spinoff 'Gambit' Loses Director Gore Verbinski

That is, until Gambit hit yet another roadblock today, with Deadline reporting that Verbinski has now dropped out, leading us to believe that this spinoff is indeed cursed.

Well, just when you thought the Gambit movie was finally set to become a reality... The character had a brief appearance in 2009's X-Men Origins: Wolverine, played by Taylor Kitsch.

So, what now? Well, the release date can be easily changed and there's a good chance that this whole thing could be thrown over the side when the Fox - Disney merger begins to take shape.

Gambit, the member of the X-Men whose very name implies a certain amount of luck (even though his actual powers have nothing whatsoever to do with that) simply can't catch a break when it comes to directors. Then The Bourne Identity's Doug Liman was brought on, only to leave as well.

That shuffling at the top has prompted repeated delays in the film's production, which has been in active development since 2014. This is an unusual move so late in the game, as the Fox film has been in casting mode and has been gearing up to shoot in New Orleans in March.

As usual, the reason for the director's departure apparently comes down to scheduling issues, with the split said to be amicable. FOX will once again have to go on the hunt for another director, and it's anyone's guess as to how long that process could take.

Despite these ongoing setbacks, Channing Tatum still remains attached to star in Gambit, whenever the movie actually gets made. For now though, fans can only wait and see what FOX decides to do.

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