The Rise of the Planet of the Apes director bids adieu to the upcoming X-Men sideshow citing scheduling issues.
The problem with Star Wars and Marvel? They make multi project universes look simple to maintain. But that’s the only problem, I promise. For most studios, it’s not so straightforward. There’s been a lot of talk recently that Channing Tatum had plans to leave Gambit, the new spin off from Fox’s X-Men Universe. While there’s been no confirmation of Tatum’s move as yet, the project has a slightly different problem: turns out their director is leaving. Continue reading “Gambit” Loses Director Rupert Wyatt
Hey I’m Gambit. I’m a longstanding member of the X-Men and I bring a lot of charm and home cooked cool to the team. Ever seen me throw a playing card? Yeah, it’s pretty damn cool.
In case you couldn’t hear it though the screen, I was doing that in a flawless New Orleans accent. I’m a big fan of Gambit, and you know who else is? Rupert Wyatt. Well, I assume he’s a fan since he’s just been selected to direct the mutant’s standalone movie next year.
Empire is reporting that the director of Rise of the Planet of the Apes will be bringing the action and CGI chops he earned on that movie to the world of mutants and superheroes. Channing Tatum has long been attached to the role of Gambit, so the hiring of Wyatt is a good sign that the project is ready to get going. After all, the release date has been set for October next year.
Wyatt’s last picture was The Gambler, which saw Mark Wahlberg kill it in an entirely foreign role. Even though the film left a lot to be desired, it’s clear that Wyatt can work magic with leading men. Let’s hope he can help fellow comic book noob Tatum get to grips with a bayou roaming rogue who can manipulate kinetic energy with explosive effect.
No other cast members have been named as yet, but hopefully with the announcement of Wyatt we’ll be seeing an increase in momentum from the Gambit camp. With any luck we’ll get a sneaky look at Gambit in X-Men: Apocalypse.
Who else would you like to see battle it out in Gambit?