gambit movie villain

Remember the Gambit movie? Channing Tatum was all set to star as the Cajun mutant (even getting an atrocious haircut for the role) in a buzzy X-Men solo spin-off movie that went through numerous directors and writers before falling into oblivion after the Disney-Fox merger. Doug Liman was the last director to be attached to the film before he hammered the last nail in its coffin with an unforgiving, “It’s done.” But as recently as 2016, Gambit wasn’t done. X-Men: Apocalypse writer and Dark Phoenix director Simon Kinberg revealed that the nonsensical end-credits scene in Apocalypse were actually planting the seeds for a future Gambit film, teasing the film’s original intended villain, Mister Sinister.

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gambit directors

The Gambit movie has had a troubled history, with the X-Men spin-off film gaining and losing directors and writers, and nearly losing its lead star Channing Tatum in the process. Tatum has stuck by the project since it was first announced in 2014, but the Gambit film has remained in limbo ever since.

But as the status of Gambit remains in question and the initial release date scheduled for the film (July 2018) draws closer, rumored plot details of the film have hit the internet. Whether they are true or not ( the only thing the film has going for it is an unshakable lead star) is yet to be seen. But if true, Gambit could set in motion an even greater interconnected X-Men universe.

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