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Gambit has lost yet another director

Gambit has lost yet another director

Rupert Wyatt (Rise of the Planet of the Apes) was the first to come on board as the Gambit director before he left because of behind-the-scenes conflicts; he was followed by The Bourne Identity director Doug Liman, who left because he couldn't find a personal connection to the story.

No one knows for sure what's happening in the film due to the number of script changes made over the years, but rumor has it the Gambit film will be a hybrid superhero movie and heist film. LeBeau is the real name of the X-Men character Gambit. Gore Verbinski has been attached for a few months now after the project seemed adrift, and things seemed to be going so well that there have been reports that Gambit was set to begin filming in March of this year in New Orleans. And the longer this drags on, the more the spectre of Disney's acquisition of 20th Century Fox rears its head. Liman too walked away in 2016, and instead offered his services to WB for their then in-production Justice League Dark. But considering how many times this film has been delayed already, we wouldn't be shocked if it's pushed back yet again.

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Pirates of the Caribbean filmmaker Gore Verbinski is the latest director to part ways with the X-Men spin-off movie, which was rumored to start production this March. This is something which other studios seem to struggle with as they regularly announce shifts in release dates as they struggle to align their planned schedules versus actual delivery. No reason is given for the director's abrupt exit [UPDATE: It is reportedly due to a scheduling conflict], but Verbinski is now the third director to leave the project, which does not bode well. Even then though, said director would have to be fine with using the current script. For now though, fans can only wait and see what FOX decides to do.


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