Here's Why Fox's Gambit Movie Keeps Getting Pushed Back

Saturday, 06 August 2016 - 5:29PM
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Saturday, 06 August 2016 - 5:29PM
Here's Why Fox's Gambit Movie Keeps Getting Pushed Back
It's beginning to seem like the only news that ever emerges about Fox's Gambit movie is an update about another delay. However, according to producer and writer Simon Kinberg, there's a good reason for that. Slashfilm recently had the chance to talk with Kiberg about the project, and here's what he had to say:

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I think the truth is when you have these movies that need a very special and unique tone, it takes a little while to find that tone. 'Deadpool' feels like it exploded out of nowhere, but it was a 10-year development process on that movie. I think it was honed over those 10 years.

I hope that 'Gambit' doesn't take 10 years, but it takes a little honing to get that tone and that voice exactly right. The character has such a specific voice in the comic in the same way that 'Deadpool' has a specific voice in the comic, that we want to make sure that we capture that voice on the page. Really it's just about getting a screenplay that is worthy of that character, and I think we're really close right now.
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If Fox is in fact waiting until they get a script worthy of the character, then that's certainly a good reason to hold things back. David Ayer had six weeks to produce a script for Suicide Squad, and anyone can see the short development time negatively affected the film. Taking the time necessary to ensure that the script is right for the film is an obvious necessity for creating a good movie.

Hopefully things get rolling with Gambit sometime soon, and Marvel's beloved Cajun card-slinger gets a chance to come to the big screen sooner, rather than later. However, seeing as how principal photography hasn't started, and will in all likelihood begin in 2017, it's probable that the film will get pushed back yet again to a 2018 release date. Although, if things start to move along quickly, then there's a small possibility that X-Men fans could be seeing Gambit on the silver screen sometime before Christmas of next year.
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