So What's Going on With Gambit Anyway, Simon Kinberg?

Simon Kinberg as a lot on his plate right now, more than normal for the X-Men producer who by this time next year will have had his directorial debut released with Dark Phoenix. That doesn't mean he's not focused on additional properties upcoming within the X-Men franchise, however.

So What's Going on With Gambit Anyway, Simon Kinberg?

Namely, the status of the much maligned Gambit solo film project, which keeps having starts and stalls. First, it was finding the right director, which seemed to change frequently, almost as frequently as the greenlit or not factor. Eventually, Channing Tatum came on board to play the smooth-talkin Cajun mutant, and he's been pretty much the one cement thing within the film.

In a recent interview with Collider, Kinberg talked a bit about how the film has changed yet again, from a pure heist film (which it supposedly will still have elements of), to a love story between Remy and Belladonna.

"It still has elements of a heist movie. It has elements of a romantic comedy and elements of a heist movie because he is a thief, but it is a love story between him and Bella.

You are absolutely right [that this is a different version]. There are elements that are similar, but it is different in tone, almost in sub-genre—one of the things that we've done with these standalone movies […] is that we've tried to create sort of sub-genres within the superhero genre when it comes to these standalone movies; even Deadpool itself is like a raunchy R-rated comedy, not just a superhero film. So Gambit became something different over the span of developing it with Channing, with his partner Reid [Carolin], with Josh Zetumer the screenwriter. It is something that we intend to make but listen I'm Jewish, so my expectation for everything is I don't believe anything until it's out in movie theaters. So I share your cynicism generally, but in this particular case we're working very hard to get the movie going."

Gambit is currently sitting on a release date of March 13th 2020, and we'll let you know when we hear any additional information about the project.

About Mary Anne Butler

Bleeding Cool News Editor Mary Anne Butler (Mab, for short) has been part of the fast-paced world of journalism since she was 15, getting her start in album reviews and live concert coverage for a nationally published (print) music magazine. She eventually transitioned to online media, writing for such sites as UGO/IGN, ComicsOnline, Geek Magazine, Ace of Geeks, Aggressive Comix (where she is still Editor-in-Chief), and most recently Bleeding Cool.

Over the past 10 years, she’s built a presence at conventions across the globe as a cosplayer (occasionally), photographer (constantly), panelist and moderator (mostly), and reporter (always). 

Interviews, reviews, observations, breaking news, and objective reporting are the name of the game for the founder of Harkonnen Knife Fight, a Dune-themed band with an international presence. 

Though she be but little, she is fierce. #MabTheProfessional

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