The Gambit Movie Delayed Yet Again, For Those Still Convinced It Will Actually Happen

Gambit might release in 2020. But it also might not.

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Oh, Gambit. You're the little movie that could but with every new update, seemingly won't. There's been some juggling of release dates from Fox's film division, which sees Dark Phoenix, the next X-Men film, delayed by a few months. Instead of arriving in February, it's now taking up residence on June 7--a slot formerly occupied by Gambit--according to Deadline. That leaves Gambit knocked back nearly a year to March 13, 2020.

The Gambit movie has been a fascinating thing to watch. One minute, it'll seem like production is ramping up to begin. While in the next, it looks near death. In recent years, it's cycled through the hands of a number of potential directors, from Rise of the Planet of the Apes helmer Rupert Wyatt, to Pirates of the Caribbean vet Gore Verbinski. Through it all, though, Channing Tatum still seems set on starring as the X-Men character.

With all of the behind-the-scenes changes, Gambit has seen a few release dates over the past couple years. It's most recent date of June 7, 2019, might have seemed like wishful thinking, though. After all, the end of 2018 is closing in fast and filming has yet to commence. In fact, there's not even an officially announced director at this point.

So it should come as no surprise that not only is Gambit getting delayed again. Of course, with the upcoming sale of Fox's film division to Disney, there's no telling whether this particular release date will become a reality or if we'll ever see a Gambit movie.

One thing is for sure, though. Producer Simon Kinberg--who also wrote and directed Dark Phoenix--still wants it to happen. In an interview with IGN, Kinberg said, "When you look at Gambit, he's a hustler and a womanizer and we just felt like there was an attitude, a swagger to him, that lent itself to romantic comedy."

Of course, that doesn't mean you should be expecting something along the lines of When Gambit Met Sally. Instead, he claims it's still very much a superhero movie, just with a specific tone to it. "You know, when I say romantic comedy, I use that term loosely, in the same term that I use the term western for Logan loosely," he said, "It's not like they’re gunslingers at high noon in Logan. It’s just a vibe."

If Gambit is the rom-com to Logan's western, that's a movie we want to see. Whether we'll actually ever get to see it is another story entirely, but don't give up hope just yet! In the meantime, get ready for a PG-13 edit of Deadpool 2.

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Avatar image for uuddlrlrba1

He should have been in the X-Men movies to begin instead of him being left out so many damn times. It was always an X-Men before he was an independent entity anyway.

Avatar image for professor_megaman

How about we just scrap all non-Deadpool X-Men movies and just start over with the MCU.

A whole new cast, classic comic inspired costumes, and less Magneto, Mystique and Jean Grey.

In fact, less Wolverine would be nice too. Dial back his screen time, but make the most of what you give him.

Avatar image for lionheartssj1

The Gambit iron cooled off in the mid nineties. Which kind of stinks, because I was a big fan when I was a kid.

Avatar image for doa2169

Disney/Fox should wait until after the merger AND this should be the first Fox MCU movie.

Avatar image for deactivated-5be5c296ab383

i cant be the only one that doesnt care , not just about gambit but this franchise that needs to die already

Avatar image for Barighm

Nope. Disney never uses the work established by another studio. They drop it and do their own thing. Can't really blame them because I'd much rather have Marvel do it than Fox anyway.

Avatar image for kstaggs87

Fox....just let it tried but you failed. It’s ok...seriously it’s ok...we can live without a gambit movie.