The upcoming Gambit movie continues to face difficulties in getting off the ground and will possibly suffer another production delay to add to the growing pile.
According to a report from Omega Underground earlier today, the loss of director Gore Verbinski last month will result in another production delay for the cumbersome project. 20th Century Fox has apparently pulled the movie from its work schedule until a new director has been successfully found.
The Gambit movie spinoff for the X-Men franchise has lost three directors so far. Verbinski was the latest one to depart after coming on board in October. Prior to him were Rupert Wyatt and Doug Liman, both of whom left in 2016. The common reason has been regarding script issues and creativity freedom.
It was earlier this year when 20th Century Fox shuffled the release dates for three of its upcoming stand-alone superhero projects. The Gambit movie was initially pegged for February 14, 2019, before being moved to June 7, 2019. The recent hiatus means that the release date is going to be pushed further back to probably late 2019 if there is luck. We are probably going to get an update once the fourth director has been finalized.
The same shuffling pushed The New Mutants from April 13, 2018, to February 22, 2019, and pulled Deadpool 2 from June 1, 2018, to May 18, 2018. The “merc with a mouth” is expected to receive his first trailer on Valentine’s Day next month.
Channing Tatum will take on the titular role of Remy LeBeau, with Léa Seydoux filling the shoes of Bella Donna Boudreaux. Mr. Sinister is said to be the chief antagonist but an actor is yet to be confirmed.