A report back in November of last year mentioned the Channing Tatum Gambit movie is going to be put back into development as it searches for a new director.
We are working hard onÂ New Mutants, GambitÂ with Channing Tatum,Â Deadpool 2Â and the newÂ X ForceÂ movieÂ where Deadpool is alongside Cable and other main characters.Â
Kingberg goes on to mention they are taking chances with the new X-Men movies, which is seeing success as the fans have responded positively.
We are taking chances and those chances are being rewarded commercially and critically. Weâ€™ll continue to keep taking chances. It means each of the different movies will have different reasons for being. The mandate that I talk about with the studio all the time is that they have to have emotion.
While Simon Kinberg doesn't specifically mention Gambit, he does talk how all the X-Men movies will connect, so we can assume some time down the line we'll end up seeing Gambit in another X-Men film.
I talk to the studio all the time about this and there is a plan for how these movies can connect and be a part of a larger narrative. Itâ€™s something thatâ€™s fun, exciting andÂ it will be interesting to see how we marry the different tones that weâ€™ve been generating in these standalone movies of theÂ X-MenÂ universe.Â
Last year also saw Simon Kinberg explain that they are taking the time to get Gambit right, which is a good sign because that means the movie won't be rushed (and turn out bad).
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 toneâ€¦â€™Deadpoolâ€™ feels like it exploded out of nowhere, but it was a 10-yearÂ development processÂ on that movie. I think it was honed over thoseÂ 10 years.
I hope that â€˜Gambitâ€™ doesnâ€™t takeÂ 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 â€˜Deadpoolâ€™ has a specific voice in the comic, that we want to make sure that we capture that voice onÂ the page. Really itâ€™s just about getting a screenplay that is worthy of that character, and I think weâ€™re really close right now.