Hollywood is full of projects that fans haven’t really been asking for. And even worse, it’s full of projects that fans are actively asking not to see. While I’m sure there have been a lot of great people involved, one such project that has been in the works for *looks at watch* like, almost five years now (I’m actually shocked it hasn’t been longer) is the standalone Gambit film, which was supposed to originally hit back in 2016, but that obviously got pushed as time has gone one.
We’ve seen Rupert Wyatt step in and leave, only to be replaced by Doug Liman, and finally Gore Verbinski, and then…no one. Through it all, Channing Tatum has pretty much remained on board with the movie as its potential lead.
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ScreenGeek had a chance to speak with former Doug Liman (though last I checked, he wasn’t actually directing it…) and asked if there were any updates on the project.
“No. Because I don’t know. I haven’t had an update since before the buyout. I think it’s done.”
As we know, in the midst of the Disney-Fox buyout, the state of Fox’s slate has changed significantly, with many of them getting scrapped or reworked. The Marvel properties are another big question mark, as Marvel Studios would have to look and see whether or not it could actually fit into the established world.
Like many of you, I think this is a great development, as it’s not really something very many of us were itching to see. But what do you think of all this? Sound off in the comments below!
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