Last summer, Channing Tatum‘s X-Men superhero flick Gambit hit a few snags as the 35-year-old was reported as having potentially stepped away from the film a mere week before being confirmed as the titular character.
Since then, we’ve heard rumblings of trouble on Tatum’s mutant movie, including the director being replaced and the budget getting a little overblown.
Now the biggest red flag of all…
Gambit was originally slated for an October 7, 2016 release date by 20th Century Fox.
Well now it seems the 21 Jump Street star’s film could be in serious trouble as Fox not only pulled the movie’s release date, but the added two unnamed Marvel movies to their slate instead!
The glaring problem with this is that Gambit now no longer has a release date at all! Fox’s current slate of superhero movies is:
- – X-Men: Apocalypse ├óΓé¼ΓÇ£ May 27, 2016
- – Wolverine 3 ├óΓé¼ΓÇ£ March 3, 2017
- – Untitled Marvel film ├óΓé¼ΓÇ£ October 6, 2017
- – Untitled Marvel film ├óΓé¼ΓÇ£ January 12, 2018
- – Untitled X-Men film ├óΓé¼ΓÇ£ July 13, 2018
Sure, Gambit could be one of the “Untitled” movies, just shifted back A WHOLE YEAR.
But it seems unlikely because there would be little reason not to announce the new date — unless they’re still figuring things out with the star and director Doug Liman.
What’s more likely is that Deadpool‘s HUGE success has made the studio rethink and revamp their approach to their superhero properties.
There’s a good chance that the “Untitled Marvel” films will most likely be Deadpool 2, and the mutant team-up X-Force, which Ryan Reynolds called a “priority”.
But who knows, Remy LeBeau could still have a chance! Though they may want to make it rated R now…