Channing Tatum’s ‘Gambit’ Is Still Happening, With Some ‘Deadpool’ Influence

Striking while the iron is hot has been the story of Marvel and Disney’s alliance when it comes to the creation of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The masterful build to The Avengers and then to Captain America: Civil War is proof that while sometimes an Age of Ultron or even a Fantastic Four happens, but most of the time they’ve got their heads on straight. One of the more memorable characters in the Marvel universe who has yet to really have his due is Gambit. The Cajun-speaking, card-slinging X-Men has always been a favorite of fans, but Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine really was the breakout star of the cinematic X-Men.

A Gambit film starring Channing Tatum as the superhero has been in the works for a while now, but has seen its share of delays and setbacks. ComicsAlliance is reporting that everything is still a “go” for the project, simply that the producers have been refocusing the film by creating a fresh script and tone for the film to more closely match the character. In fact, producer Simon Kinberg even spoke about learning lessons from Deadpool.

“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.”

It’s exciting to see that Deadpool has had a big impact on the industry, considering that it was a huge financial and critical success without having to sacrifice any of its tone or charm to appeal to broader audiences. It simply did, mon ami.

(Via ComicsAlliance/FlickeringMyth)