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X-Producer Simon Kinberg Explains the Delays Plaguing 'Gambit'


It's fairly undeniable that the one X-Man who has yet to make any sort of impact on film is Gambit. The cajun-fried master of kinetic energy has only shown up in one big screen X-venture, the similarly undeniably awful X-Men Origins: Wolverine, but he will be getting his own solo film soon. Well, not as soon as you may like, and that's exactly what X-Producer Simon Kinberg would like to explain in a new interview.

When last we heard, Doug Liman was stepping in to direct the film before it was dropped from Fox's schedule altogether. Now Kinberg is clearing up what's been going on with this perpetually delayed film in an interview with Flickering Myth (link below)...

“We’ve got to get the script right,” admitted Kinberg. “We just didn’t get the script to the place where we all thought the movie deserved. So we’re still working on the script. We’re very close, actually, to being done with the script. And the hope is that Channing [Tatum] has a couple of movies he has to shoot, but that we would shoot at the end of this year, or the beginning of next year.”

“It’s looking really good,” he continued about the project. “I’m not going to say anything about it content-wise. I think one of the things that I’ve learnt on all these movies – and maybe the lesson was best learned for me on Deadpool – is the most important thing is getting the tone and the voice right. That the storytelling, the actual narrative, the plots are sort of interchangeable and disposable, ultimately.”

“If I ask you what your favourite movies are, you’re not going to tell me about the plot. You’re going to tell me you love this character. And so what we’ve really tried to do with Gambit is make sure that we get the voice of that character right and the tone of the comics 100% on the page. It’s a very unique tone. It’s unique from Deadpool, it’s unique from the X-Men. It’s a heist movie that we’ve never done in these kinds of films before. He’s a con-man. And so that’s really where we’ve spent our time.”

“There was a moment when we were going to shoot the movie at the beginning of this year, and then we felt like it just wasn’t ready. Knowing, hoping, that Gambit is like what Deadpool was – the start of a new franchise within the X-Men universe – we want to make sure we get it right.”

Awesome, another heist movie. Look, I appreciated it when Ant-Man took the heist movie formula and applied it to a comic book origin film. I don't know if I'm going to appreciate it when another film does it, but I'd rather they take the time and get it right than rush into it and fuck it up and land Remy back in movie jail. 

Via Flickering Myth

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