It’s been over a year since the announcement of a potential Gambit film (set to star Channing Tatum in the titular role) hit the web, and we’ve all been waiting for some developments in regards to the films progression. Sadly, all we’ve really gotten is the news of countless delays and setbacks. But why so many? What’s been the issue behind the curtains? Well, producer Simon Kinberg gives us a bit of insight on whats slowing Gambit down.
In an interview with /Film, Kinberg explains the issues with the film and why it’s been so hard to make it past the pre-production stages:
“I think the truth is when you have these movies that need a very special and unique tone, it takes a little while to find that tone. Deadpool feels like it exploded out of nowhere but it was a ten-year development process on that movie. I think it was honed over those 10 years. I hope that Gambit doesn’t take 10 years but it takes a little honing to get that tone and that voice exactly right. The character has such a specific voice in the comic in the same way that Deadpool has a specific voice in the comic, that we want to make sure that we capture that voice on the page. Really it’s just about getting a screenplay that is worthy of that character and I think we’re really close right now.”
Making a non-divisive superhero film is no easy feat, especially nowadays that expectations are so high. Many people think this film is being dragged out just to be canned in the long run, but Kinberg has made it clear that they are very much still moving forward with the project, it’s just a matter of when. Let’s just hope we get to see the Ragin’ Cajun on the big screen sometime within the next 10 years.
Gambit has yet to receive a release date, but once it does, we’ll let you guys know.