Marvel’s Delayed Gambit Will Be Sexy Scoundrel
November 18, 2015 - Marvel,
The bumpy road that has been Marvel’s Gambit feature film (Fox) is starting to take shape – in true Gambit form. If you know anything about Gambit he is a opportunistic thief, and sometimes a thief of hearts. According to Screen Rant, X-Men franchise producer Simon Kinberg gave every indication this will be true in the feature film.
“The X-Men movies are dramatic and almost operatic, whereas Deadpool is irreverent and hysterical and sort of a dirty R-rated comedy in many ways. And Gambit will have its own different flavor and tone to it, will be more of like a heist movie and a sexy thriller in a way.”
In the Marvel comic universe Remy LeBeau (Gambit) was a big playa until he found Rogue. Comic Vine ranked only Tony Stark ahead of Gambit in it’s Biggest Womanizer poll. Granted some of this womanizing is attached to a larger heist he might be working, but he knows how to speak French… Seeing as how this is an character launch film we expect a nice backstory of the Catholic Cajun literally raised by thieves, finding attractive woman to seduce. Spoiler – He gives up much of his catholicism quickly.
Channing Tatum is now confirmed to play the card thrower, possibly with Doug Liman directing. The film is now delayed into 2017 because of the aforementioned troubles, but also because we have a bit of an overstock of superheroes these days. If you can’t keep up someone is going to take your time slot.