– by Joseph Jammer Medina

Lizzy Caplan is currently in talks to join the standalone Gambit movie, Variety reports. The Masters of Sex star is supposedly up for the female lead in the X-Men spinoff movie, which stars Channing Tatum in the lead role.

Well we don’t really know what the female lead role in the film will be, Lizzy Caplan is a very talented actress who has proven her skills in Master of Sex and in various TV and film roles across the board over the past several years. She will undoubtedly bring a lot to the table for this movie, and now it’s just a matter of them actually making a good movie, which we know will be no easy task.

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The Gambit movie was originally slated to hit theaters a couple years back, however, it kept facing delays due to script and budget issues. Back when Deadpool hit theaters in early 2016, it became clear that they did not need a huge $150 million budget in order to make the movie work. Once they realized that, they went back to the drawing board and essentially started the movie over again from scratch.

So what does this mean for the Gambit movie? Well, hopefully it means will be in for a real treat. While Gambit himself has never really been one fit for standalone movie (no matter what Fox tries to tell us), if they make the effort to stay true to the character and write the film based on his strengths, perhaps we can get something closer to the successful Deadpool and Logan movies that we’ve been getting over the past couple years.

On board to direct the movie is none other than Pirates of the Caribbean helmer For Verbinski, who hopes to get the movie in the theaters by February 2019.

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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.