Gore Verbinski won't direct 'Gambit' as planned

Gore Verbinski won't direct 'Gambit' as planned

Edge of Tomorrow's Doug Liman and Rise of the Planet of the Apes's Rupert Wyatt both dropped out.

This Gambit movie project just seems to be cursed.

For a slam dunk idea like Channing Tatum playing roguish X-Men member Gambit in his own film, Gambit continues to struggle along through its pre-production phase. He has remained one of the most popular and beloved X-Men characters for the last three decades (likely in no small part due to his popularity on the X-Men animated series), and he routinely makes lists ranking the best comic book characters of all time. Pirates of the Caribbean director Gore Verbinski signed on to helm and a release date of February 14th, 2019 was announced. As recently as this week, OmegaUnderground reported that production on the Gambit solo film was supposed to begin on March 19 in New Orleans, Louisiana, but I'm guessing that's all out the window now that the project is left rudderless once more.

As for Gambit, the news is considerably worse as Deadline is reporting that its director Gore Verbinski has now exited the project, despite production supposedly due to start in March.

Abe, Ratas agree to step up pressure on N.Korea
Following Moon's remarks, the Japanese government reportedly filed a formal protest with the South Korean Embassy in Tokyo . It said it would consult with Japan on what to do with the funds already given by the country.

It seems to be largely Channing Tatum's status as a Hollywood A-lister and his enthusiasm for the project that have kept the movie from falling apart over the last few years. 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.

What do you think of the new developments on the Gambit movie? He just might be able to pull this off, and he's also been looking to get behind the camera, developing potential directorial debuts such as Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock and The Son. He is known for his ability to create and manipulate pure kinetic energy.

We wonder what's going to happen to the film now that it's facing another major set back.

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