Gambit Production Runs Into Another Problem: No Director

Illustration for article titled iGambit /iProduction Runs Into Another Problem: No Director

That didn’t last long: not long after Channing Tatum almost left the upcoming Gambit movie, the production is now looking for a new director. Rupert Wyatt (Rise of the Planet of the Apes) has left the production after delays.

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The X-Men spinoff has faced several new issues during pre-production: an evolving script and rising budget have pushed the start of filming into 2016. The move conflicts with director Rupert Wyatt’s schedule, forcing him to drop out of the project.

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Undoubtedly, this will push Gambit’s announced release date of October 7th, 2016 back as well, giving Fox a single X-Men related film for the year. The company has had issues expanding their own Marvel Comics franchises, as Fantastic Four did poorly with the box office and audiences earlier this summer.

[Variety]

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All right I’ll direct then, sheesh... but first things first I’m replacing Channing Tatum with Nicolas Cage cause if I have to listen to somebody horribly fake a Cajun accent for the length of a movie I want it to be so bad that its good again (plus he would bring the needed crazy eye/face to the whole thing). Alternatively I’m also thinking Daniel Day Lewis cause he would go super method for this project; he’d move into the sewers of New Orleans, he’d run a thieves guild, and eventually learn how to make playing cards explod when he threw them.