'X-Men' Spinoff 'Gambit' Loses Director Gore Verbinski

Gore Verbinski

'X-Men' Spinoff 'Gambit' Loses Director Gore Verbinski

Earlier today, word came out that Gambit's newest director, Gore Verbinski, made a decision to separate ways with the 20 Century Fox because of conflicts in schedule.

"We got really lucky", Tatum told Yahoo Movies in July. The release date of February 14th, 2019 will now likely be pushed back as this marks Director No.3 to leave the film, but Deadline's report claims the split here was amicable. As recently as this week, OmegaUnderground reported that production on the Gambit solo film was supposed to begin on March 19 in New Orleans, Louisiana, but I'm guessing that's all out the window now that the project is left rudderless once more. One assumes that the scheduled March production start will have to be called off, unless of course FOX can find a replacement director within the next two months. It then brought in Gore Verbinski to take over director duties, but now it will need to find someone else to take the film to the finish line. But without a director, it seems like fans will waiting a while longer to see the card-throwing Cajun on the big screen again.

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Verbinski only boarded the film in October, taking over the reins from both Rupert Wyatt (Rise of the Planet of the Apes) and Doug Liman (Edge of Tomorrow).

Gambit is now scheduled to hit theaters on February 14, 2019. It was good. But we were coming to it at a time at that creative phase of (the X-Men), where these movies went through a bit of a paradigm shift, where the X-Men movies and the superhero movies with "Logan" and "Deadpool" really broke down a lot of doors for us.

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