Gambit Movie Delays Explained By Producer Simon Kinberg

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The production of the Channing Tatum-led Gambit solo X-Men movie franchise spinoff has been on a rough road so far. There was a shake-up in the director's chair, with Rupert Wyatt departing the film and Doug Liman taking his place. This led to a scheduling delay, with production not expected to begin until spring 2017.

Many fans will look at the troubled life of Gambit and think it is a bad sign, but producer Simon Kinberg insists the truth is the opposite, and that the delays are the result of the studio doing their absolute best to get Gambit right.

"I think the truth is when you have these movies that need a very special and unique tone, it takes a little while to find that tone," Kinberg tells Slashfilm. "Deadpool feels like it exploded out of nowhere, but it was a 10-year development process on that movie. I think it was honed over those 10 years.

"I hope that Gambit doesn't take 10 years, but it takes a little honing to get that tone and that voice exactly right," Kinberg continued. "The character has such a specific voice in the comic in the same way that Deadpool has a specific voice in the comic, that we want to make sure that we capture that voice on the page. Really it's just about getting a screenplay that is worthy of that character, and I think we're really close right now."

Check out when Gambit and other movies are coming out in ComicBook.com's Movie Release Schedule.

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