Channing Tatum’s Gambit project was already bumped from its October spot at the box office, and a new report claims it’s on hold as a rewrite to the script is completed. As of now, the film isn’t set to begin filming until December of this year at the earliest, likely pushing its release back to the end of 2017 or early 2018.
I don’t know if anyone actually expected Gambit to come out this year anyway, but hearing it might not even start filming until the end of this year is disappointing.
Doug Liman, known for Edge of Tomorrow and The Bourne Identity, is still set to direct, which is good news. Tatum, meanwhile, still remains in the lead role.
Following the massive success of Deadpool, can a solo Gambit film even survive? Is that what the rewrites are for? For years now, the project has undergone several changes but as soon as one problem is fixed, another seems to pop up. Now, with a seemingly clear plan mapped for the future, we’ll see if this project turns into what Fox hopes it to be.