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X-MEN Producer: GAMBIT To Shoot In 2018!

X-MEN Producer: GAMBIT To Shoot In 2018!

One of the many things that made 2016 a year to forget for X-Men fans was the realization that a much-awaited screen version of the charming Louisiana superhero Gambit did not appear in the silver screen. Although Channing Tatum has been associated with the project, originally scheduled for a November 2016 release, we all know that didn’t happen.

Well, Gambit fans rejoice, because X-Men producer Simon Kinberg has just injected kinetic energy into the inanimate project, stating that production is alive and well.

“It’s a movie that we hope will be ready to go by the end of this year and shoot next year”

Kinberg said, adding that the recent experience with Deadpool and now Logan makes the studio and stars want to get this one right too.

“The process has been that Channing [Tatum] is as determined about getting the character right as Ryan Reynolds was about Deadpool and Hugh [Jackman] was about this Logan movie.”

Indeed, buoyed by the recent rave reviews for Logan, including our own, 20th Century Fox has to be thrilled about upcoming projects such as the Deadpool sequel and an X-Force film.

Although Gambit appeared in the X-Men Origins: Wolverine movie in 2009, his role was relatively minor compared to the central figure he will play in his own adaptation. No word yet on which other characters from the Cajun hero’s storylines will appear, including love interest Rogue, or any affiliation such as Marauders or Horsemen. But, regardless of where the story ultimately goes, for now fans of the character can rest content that Kinberg himself is speaking of this project as a reality.

Check back for more updates as they develop!


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J. Don Birnam

J. Don Birnam, the pseudonym of a New York City-based writer, is a voting member of the New York Film Critics Online and has been a movie lover since he saw the first Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles film in theaters at a tender age. JDB has been a devoted student of American film history every since. His favorite films range from Back to the Future to West Side Story, depending on the time of day, and has a mildly unhealthy obsessions with the Academy Awards. Any similarity with the slightly unstable writer in the seminal 1944 film 'The Lost Weekend' is pure coincidence

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