Last week, we brought you some comments from Simon Kinberg about two of Fox’s 2016 X-Men movies in Deadpool and X-Men: Apocalypse, and now the writer-producer has been speaking to Collider about the studio’s third superhero offering of the year, Gambit, and how it will differ in tone from the aforementioned titles.
“I mean Deadpool obviously has a very different, almost antithetical tone to the mainline X-Men movies,” states Kinberg. “The X-Men movies are dramatic and almost operatic, whereas Deadpool is irreverent and hysterical and sort of a dirty R-rated comedy in many ways. And Gambit will have its own different flavor and tone to it, will be more of like a heist movie and a sexy thriller in a way.”
“We have a director in and I don’t know if I’m allowed to say who it is yet because his deal isn’t done, but it’s somebody we’re excited about, and somebody I adore, and hopefully we can make an announcement soon about that,” he continues. “But we’ve been spending a lot of time together — Channing Tatum, [Reid Carolin, Tatum’s producing partner], [screenwriter Joshua Zetumer], the director, and myself—just working on the script, and we hope to start shooting next spring.”
It’s thought that Doug Liman (Edge of Tomorrow) is the director in question, and if production on the film isn’t set to get underway until the Spring, it’s surely only a matter of time before the studio announces that it’s pushing Gambit back from its planned October 2016 release date.
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