– by Joseph Jammer Medina

Fox currently has three film slated for next year. First up we have the Merc with a Mouth, “Deadpool,” followed by the epic conclusion to the “X-Men: First Class” trilogy, “X-Men: Apocalypse.” However, the last film on their docket, “Gambit,” seems to be having more trouble getting off the ground than the former two.

First there were some weird contract issues with the leading man, Channing Tatum–which were promptly resolved. Then after having Rupert Wyatt on board for a while, the director left the project unexpectedly. While the director stated scheduling conflicts, there were rumblings that the director simply couldn’t agree on how best to bring the Ragin’ Cajun to life. After witnessing the slow train wreck that was Josh Trank’s “Fantastic Four,” it’s easy to see how both Fox and Wyatt would be a little uneasy with minor differences and squabbles.

All that is well and good, but now we have a film slated for October 2016, and no director. But now we have rumblings for a new director: Doug Liman. Jeff Sneider of TheWrap made the following tweet:

As the reporter stated, there is currently no way of knowing whether or not Liman would want to take on a project like this. But, needless to say, the man dida solid job with his previous work on the Tom Cruise vehicle “Edge of Tomorrow/Live. Die. Repeat.,” as well as the franchise-starting film, “The Bourne Identity.” Those two films alone make the man more than qualified to take on the action inherent in the “Gambit” movie, but will the director be able to play ball as much as he’ll need to with Fox in order to make this work? We’ll have to wait and see. 

What do you think of this latest rumor? Is Liman a good choice for director of “Gambit?” Let us know your thoughts down below!

SOURCE: Jeff Sneider

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.