• Register
  • TOS
  • Privacy
  • @NeoGAF
  • Like

LordOfLore
Banned
(10-13-2017, 01:22 AM)
Link.

Gambit always was known for being a romantic, so it's only appropriate that his movie is opening on Valentine's Day.

20th Century Fox has set a Feb. 14, 2019 release date for Gambit, the X-Men spinoff starring Channing Tatum. Fox's Deadpool opened to big numbers over Valentine's Day weekend in 2016.

Gore Verbinski is directing the film, which will see Tatum star as the New Orleans-based mutant with the power to manipulate kinetic energy and whose weapons include a staff and a deck of playing cards. The film has been in development for some time, with Verbinski coming on board last week following departures of filmmakers Rupert Wyatt in October 2015 and Doug Liman in August 2016. Gambit has a script by Josh Zetumer and is produced by Tatum, Reid Carolin, Simon Kinberg, Lauren Shuler Donner.

The Gambit release date comes as Fox has been expanding its X-Men properties on the big screen, with 2018 seeing the release of New Mutants (set to open April 13), Deadpool 2 (June 1) and X-Men: Dark Phoenix (Nov. 2).

On Thursday, Fox also set dates for director Chris Sanders' The Call of the Wild (Dec. 25, 2019) and the animated feature Ron's Gone Wrong (Nov. 6, 2020).

In addition to the Gambit release date, Fox has another X-Men treat coming soon. The first trailer for New Mutants hits at 12:01 PT Friday.

Glass Rebel
Member
(10-13-2017, 01:22 AM)
Glass Rebel's Avatar
why_the_fuck_you_lyin.jpg
Penguin
(10-13-2017, 01:23 AM)
Penguin's Avatar
Doesn't that compete with a DC film

And sure...
old manatee
Banned
(10-13-2017, 01:23 AM)
old manatee's Avatar
It's about time. Gambit is like a top 5 Marvel character and a top 10 X-Men.
ForkNetwork
Banned
(10-13-2017, 01:24 AM)
CHANNING TATUM TIME
itwasTuesday
He wasn't alone.
(10-13-2017, 01:24 AM)
itwasTuesday's Avatar
Hehehe Valentine's day Mon ami
Uzumaki Goku
Junior Member
(10-13-2017, 01:24 AM)
Oh this'll turn out well
broncobuster
Banned
(10-13-2017, 01:25 AM)
Gore Verbinski is directing? That's an positive and interesting development.

And I hadn't noticed three X-Men related movies were releasing next year. In addition to three Marvel Studios movies and one Sony movie with Venom. Seven movies based on Marvel properties and then Aquaman rounding out the year.
Trojita
Rapid Response Threadmaker
(10-13-2017, 01:26 AM)
Trojita's Avatar

Originally Posted by old manatee

It's about time. Gambit is like a top 5 Marvel character and a top 10 X-Men.

How do those numbers of yours work out?
Galactic Specter
Member
(10-13-2017, 01:26 AM)
Galactic Specter's Avatar
I will not acknowledge this movie being in production until it actually starts filming.
PudieRSC
Member
(10-13-2017, 01:26 AM)
PudieRSC's Avatar
Hollywood Duo
Member
(10-13-2017, 01:27 AM)
Hollywood Duo's Avatar
MugiwaraCole
Member
(10-13-2017, 01:27 AM)
MugiwaraCole's Avatar
They're really committed to pretending this is an actual movie. Like, we're gonna get to the premiere and they're just gonna be sweating bullets on the red carpet wondering what the hell they're about to show to all the people gathered to see it.

This isn't an actual movie lmfao it can't be.
5taquitos
Member
(10-13-2017, 01:28 AM)
5taquitos's Avatar

Originally Posted by old manatee

It's about time. Gambit is like a top 5 Marvel character and a top 10 X-Men.

Uh, wouldn't that make him a Top 5 X-Men character too?
Busty
when Jesus ain't watching Kinect will watch over you
(10-13-2017, 01:28 AM)
Busty's Avatar
Wow. They aren't hanging about. But why Valentine's Day? Here's a perfect date film, a superhero film starring Channing Tatum? I sort of get their thinking. Kinda.

But I'm really not sure about Fox's strategy to double down on these (non Deadpool) X-Men films.

I have a feeling that Dark Phoenix is going to continue the 'X' film's current downward trajectory at the box office and crater next fall.

Unless that New Mutants trailer blows everyone away Fox might just be painting themselves into a corner with this slate of films.

Originally Posted by Penguin

Doesn't that compete with a DC film

And sure...

I believe that's 2020.

And i'd out cash money on it being a Harley Quinn vehicle of some kind.
psyfi
Banned
(10-13-2017, 01:29 AM)
Helllll yeah I'm down
mrjohill
Member
(10-13-2017, 01:29 AM)
mrjohill's Avatar
I like gambit I think he is a cool character. They should have him in the xforce movie too
BoogieWoogie
Member
(10-13-2017, 01:29 AM)
BoogieWoogie's Avatar
They got Gore Verbinski?

Whole new ball game boys.
Imperial Bishop
Banned
(10-13-2017, 01:30 AM)
So it's set for 2022, then.
broncobuster
Banned
(10-13-2017, 01:30 AM)
Depending how things changed, as I understand it the premise is Gambit and a crew in a superhero Oceans Eleven. And I believe there was talk of Mister Sinister being the baddie. Or was he the one who recruits Gambit to begin with?
The Silver
Member
(10-13-2017, 01:30 AM)
The Silver's Avatar
This can't be happening, Gambit.......fucking Gambit........
Ashhong
Member
(10-13-2017, 01:31 AM)
Ashhong's Avatar

Originally Posted by old manatee

It's about time. Gambit is like a top 5 Marvel character and a top 10 X-Men.

lol what
BatDan
Bane? Get them on board, I'll call it in.
(10-13-2017, 01:31 AM)
BatDan's Avatar
I'll believe it when I see it.
old manatee
Banned
(10-13-2017, 01:31 AM)
old manatee's Avatar

Originally Posted by 5taquitos

Uh, wouldn't that make him a Top 5 X-Men character too?

Not necessarily.
Blader
Member
(10-13-2017, 01:32 AM)
Blader's Avatar

Originally Posted by Busty

Wow. They aren't hanging about. But why Valentine's Day? Here's a perfect date film, a superhero film starring Channing Tatum? I sort of get their thinking. Kinda.

Same date as Deadpool last year and Black Panther next year, too.
Slayven
gimme some o dat God-crafted alabaster greatness
(10-13-2017, 01:32 AM)
Slayven's Avatar

Originally Posted by Glass Rebel

why_the_fuck_you_lyin.jpg

Originally Posted by PudieRSC

Originally Posted by Hollywood Duo

All this
Zen Aku
Member
(10-13-2017, 01:33 AM)

Originally Posted by old manatee

It's about time. Gambit is like a top 5 Marvel character and a top 10 X-Men.

Not even close.
Volimar
Member
(10-13-2017, 01:34 AM)
Volimar's Avatar
People who only know the X-Men from the movies say "Who?"
SCULLIBUNDO
MEMBER
(10-13-2017, 01:34 AM)
SCULLIBUNDO's Avatar
Fuck. I'm gonna have to see this for Verbinski.
MHWilliams
(10-13-2017, 01:35 AM)
MHWilliams's Avatar


With Verbinski on board, it'll at least be interesting.

They've been talking about this 2014. They've been trying to make Gambit a thing since 2009. We'll see.
Busty
when Jesus ain't watching Kinect will watch over you
(10-13-2017, 01:35 AM)
Busty's Avatar

Originally Posted by Blader

Same date as Deadpool last year and Black Panther next year, too.

Deadpool at least had that great marketing campaign and was a broad action/comedy that appealed to a 'non CBM' audience.

Black Panther of course has that powerful Marvel universe brand in it's corner.

What does Gambit have?

"Hey guys, here's a spin-off from that last X-Men film that you caught on Netflix that time but didn't bother to pay to see in the cinema. I say spin-off, he wasn't actually in the film. But Channing Tatum, right?"


Though an X-Men spin-off it's still a whole new property.
HyperZone<3
Member
(10-13-2017, 01:36 AM)
HyperZone<3's Avatar
Verbinski must be in Fox's pocket after A Cure For Wellness mega-tanked earlier this year.
LordOfLore
Banned
(10-13-2017, 01:36 AM)

Originally Posted by Volimar

People who only know the X-Men from the movies say "Who?"

"That guy from 'Origins'?"
Slayven
gimme some o dat God-crafted alabaster greatness
(10-13-2017, 01:37 AM)
Slayven's Avatar
Bishop89
Member
(10-13-2017, 01:38 AM)
Bishop89's Avatar
Looking forward to it
Shaanyboi
Banned
(10-13-2017, 01:41 AM)
Let me know when you actually start filming.
chrisPjelly
Member
(10-13-2017, 01:41 AM)
chrisPjelly's Avatar
Slayven
gimme some o dat God-crafted alabaster greatness
(10-13-2017, 01:42 AM)
Slayven's Avatar

Originally Posted by Shaanyboi

Let me know when you actually start filming.

I am in post production with my Maggot and Marrow buddy cop thriller
old manatee
Banned
(10-13-2017, 01:42 AM)
old manatee's Avatar
Honestly the longer it takes the better. Channing Tatum is getting more and more Gambit every year.
ascii42
Member
(10-13-2017, 01:42 AM)
ascii42's Avatar

Originally Posted by old manatee

Not necessarily.

So there is at least one character above him on the list of top X-Men characters but below him on the list of top Marvel characters? Interesting. Who, and why?
Busty
when Jesus ain't watching Kinect will watch over you
(10-13-2017, 01:43 AM)
Busty's Avatar

Originally Posted by MHWilliams

They've been talking about this 2014. They've been trying to make Gambit a thing since 2009. We'll see.

I'm assuming that they'll have to start shooting this early next year to make that Feb 2019 release date .

That seems a very tight turnaround. Presumably Verbinski is coming aboard as a hired gun for this given how fast they've gotten this moving?

Originally Posted by broncobuster

Depending how things changed, as I understand it the premise is Gambit and a crew in a superhero Oceans Eleven. And I believe there was talk of Mister Sinister being the baddie. Or was he the one who recruits Gambit to begin with?

Given how Logan Lucky tanked (even though I really enjoyed it) I'd be surprised if this is still the storyline.
Volimar
Member
(10-13-2017, 01:45 AM)
Volimar's Avatar
Remember when Mister Sinister made a shitload of Gambit clones?
Ithil
Member
(10-13-2017, 01:46 AM)
Ithil's Avatar
Give it up already. That's literally a decade after X-Men Origins Wolverine.
Just put him in the regular X-Men movies.
Wingfan19
Member
(10-13-2017, 01:46 AM)
Wingfan19's Avatar
DC has a movie scheduled for the same date. Who's gonna blink? If it's the Joker/Harley movie, Gambit doesn't stand a chance.
MHWilliams
(10-13-2017, 01:47 AM)
MHWilliams's Avatar

Originally Posted by Busty

I'm assuming that they'll have to start shooting this early next year to make that Feb 2019 release date .

That seems a very tight turnaround. Presumably Verbinski is coming aboard as a hired gun for this given how fast they've gotten this moving?

If that's the case, I wonder how much they're paying him. It just doesn't make sense. This is Gambit. You fast track Batman, Wolverine, or Spider-Man. You don't need to fast track Gambit.
Busty
when Jesus ain't watching Kinect will watch over you
(10-13-2017, 01:51 AM)
Busty's Avatar

Originally Posted by MHWilliams

If that's the case, I wonder how much they're paying him. It just doesn't make sense. This is Gambit. You fast track Batman, Wolverine, or Spider-Man. You don't need to fast track Gambit.

Exactly. It's possible that A) Verbinski is still in 'director jail' after two expensive duds in a row and jumped on this gig as it's the only studio job he's been offered in a while and/or B) the studio's option on Tatum is running out and they need to get this film moving ASAP or he's free to walk away from his deal.

Both are total speculation but as you say why rush Gambit, it's not as if the studio needs it to fill a vacant summer slot. It's Valentine's Day.
Dalek
Member
(10-13-2017, 01:52 AM)
Dalek's Avatar
I find that people that really claim to like Gambit are only familiar with him from the 90s cartoon and nothing else.
henhowc
(10-13-2017, 01:52 AM)
henhowc's Avatar
Is gambit still relevant in the comic world?

Probably my fave X-men during Jim lees run and his appearances in games around that time but i kind of fell out of comics.
Dalek
Member
(10-13-2017, 01:53 AM)
Dalek's Avatar

Originally Posted by henhowc

Is gambit still relevant in the comic world?

Probably my fave X-men during Jim lees run and his appearances in games around that time but i kind of fell out of comics.

So did Gambit.
Glass Rebel
Member
(10-13-2017, 01:53 AM)
Glass Rebel's Avatar

Originally Posted by Busty

I'm assuming that they'll have to start shooting this early next year to make that Feb 2019 release date .

That seems a very tight turnaround. Presumably Verbinski is coming aboard as a hired gun for this given how fast they've gotten this moving?

I mean apparently Sony's Venom movie is less than a year away and they haven't shot a single scene as far as I am aware lmao.

Thread Tools