– by Joseph Jammer Medina

Rumor has it that the upcoming Gambit film starring Channing Tatum won’t just be your average superhero film. According to Omega Underground co-founder Christopher M, the scuttlebutt is that Gambit will actually be a crime/heist film.

This is a genre that many fans were hoping the film would be a part of as soon as the film was first announced. After all, prior to his time with the X-Men, Remy LeBeau was a member of a thieves’ guild, so seeing his time there would be an interesting origin tale to tell.

It was recently revealed that Gambit — which has been in development for years — finally has a release date of February 2019, meaning that we can likely expect production to start around the same time next year.

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Around 2015, Gambit was pegged as $150 million film, but as Deadpool drew near, it was clear that Fox would be able to get a lot of profit from the character without having to break the bank. According to earlier statements from Channing Tatum, they essentially decided to start over at that point, making what’s likely a much more low-key film that’s in better service of the character.

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SOURCE: Christopher M

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.