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– by Joseph Jammer Medina

For the longest time, the forever-talked-about Gambit film has struggled to make its way to the big screen. It’s gone through a couple directors, and at at least a few different times, it disappeared from most film fans’ radars altogether.

When Deadpool came out, and achieved a lot of success, the writers went back to the drawing board. Following both Rupert Wyatt and Doug Liman jumping off, Verbinski hopped onto the project late last year.

Well, it looks like that was short-lived. Now, according to Deadline, Verbinski has pulled out of Gambit. What was the reason? Supposedly, it was was a scheduling issue, and he and 20th Century Fox split amicably. For those who think this spells doom for the franchise…you may be right, but it doesn’t sound like they’re throwing in the towel yet.

Channing Tatum is still on board to star, and given that they have a February 2019 release date, we’ll know within the next month or two whether or not it’ll hit it. If they hope to meet it, they’ll need to lock down a new director soon. When last we heard, the film was set to begin filming in March in New Orleans.

What do you think of Verbinski stepping down from Gambit? Do you think we’ll ever see the Ragin’ Cajun take to the screen in his own film? Let us know down below!

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SOURCE: Deadline

Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.