Dark Phoenix Director Still Hopeful For Gambit Movie

The whole world of the Fox-Marvel movies is being torn asunder. Okay, that’s a little melodramatic, but there’s no doubt that even the movies that have release dates set are seemingly un-immune to the hammer of Disney. While unlikely, there are still people who think Dark Phoenix could get relegated to a streaming service, and The New Mutants is another movie supposedly getting looked at (though that latter film seems to have a greater chance of ending up getting a streaming release).

But those are the movies that have already been shot. The ones in the most danger of getting completely axed are ones that have been in development. You’ll recall movies like Multiple Man, Silver Surfer, and Gambit were all in the works at Fox for a number of months or years. The latter film is the one that has had the most traction in the past…so what are the odds of it coming to fruition on Disney’s watch? Speaking with Variety, Dark Phoenix director Simon Kinberg gave a minor update.

“All of the movies at Fox are being evaluated. I love the idea of Channing playing Gambit. I think we have a great script for it and I think it’s a role he was born to play. It’s a character I grew up loving and I know the fans love. So I suspect, I hope it will happen. There will be a lot of mixing and merging now and I’m all for it and excited to see.”

RELATED – Gambit: Director Rupert Wyatt On Why His Godfather-Inspired Movie Never Happened

Of course, there are plenty of fans who would love to see everything merged into the Marvel Cinematic Universe, though I think there is still plenty of room for other superheroes to fall outside of that branding, as it gives creators more latitude for creativity. That being said, I still think Gambit doesn’t deserve a standalone movie. Better to use him in an X-Men film, in my opinion.

But what do you think of Kinberg’s comments? Let us know down below!

Don’t forget to share this post on your Facebook and Twitter using the buttons at the top! Or you can react to the post down below!

SOURCE: Variety

Night Terror Banner   GenreVerse Have you checked out LRM Online’s official podcast feed yet The Genreverse Podcast Network? This includes our premiere podcast The Daily CoGBreaking Geek Radio: The Podcast, GeekScholars Movie News, Nerd Flix & Chill, Marvel Multiverse Mondays, Anime-Versal Review Podcast, and our Star Wars dedicated podcast The Cantina. Check it out by listening below. It's also available on all your favorite podcast apps! Subscribe on: Apple PodcastsSpotify |  SoundCloud | Stitcher | Google Play

Read Previous

Avengers: Endgame – Another International Poster From Russia Appears Online

Read Next

Pet Sematary: Stephen King Reacts To Change In Book

This website is using Google Analytics. Please click here if you want to opt-out. Click here to opt-out.