Rise of the Planet of the Apes director will be at the helm of the standalone X-Movie.
Gambit is a character that I used to like a lot back in the 90’s when the animated series came out. Gambit looked cool, acted cool. I grew up and for some reason, after a read him in the comic books, my interested crashed and burned.
This is a movie that is basically happening because Channing Tatum told the press that he had interest in playing the character. I think that the character works better in a team-up movie more than a standalone film, but here we are.
While I’m not against the movie – just utterly confused about its production – I don’t think it is going to work. However, Fox is trying to convince all the not Gambit fans out there with these great news: Rupert Wyatt is directing the film.
At the moment we don’t know who is going to write the movie, but Wyatt directing the movie definitely gives a lot of hope. The director did an amazing job with Rise of the Planet of the Apes, which has some great character work. The movie is now heading into a good direction. Now the question is: Who is going to write Gambit?
Source: Entertainment Weekly