Gore Verbinski Pulls Off Of 'Gambit' Movie

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As for Gambit, Josh Zetumer wrote the script, and Fox has already assigned the movie a release date of February 14, 2019.

".Insiders say one reason for the change is for the studio not to have an overlap with X-Men movies in certain overseas marketplace, where Mutants and Deadpool 2 would have been in theaters at the same time".

The "X-Men" Kitty Pryde film will also be one of the few times one of the franchise's characters received standalone films with the others being the critically lauded "Logan", and the upcoming "X-Men: Dark Phoenix". The film will now open in between Avengers: Infinity War and Solo: A Star Wars Story. Of course, Verbinski is just the latest director to leave the project stranded, following Rupert Wyatt and Doug Liman in 2015 and 2016, respectively, so this doesn't necessarily reflect that poorly on him.

Wasn't Gambit planned for a February 2019 release? .

That being said, Miller is now prepping his Terminator reboot with James Cameron, and presumably once he's finished with that, Disney and Marvel Studios will have made their decision as to how they plan to handle the X-Men moving forward.


While it was known that Hollywood's summer releases are going to set the box office on fire, the new updates from the X-Men camp prove that the month of May, in particular, is about to drive film analysts, fans and ticket counters insane.

Now the bad news.

Stay tuned for more information on New Mutants and all thing horror at Horror News Network. Likewise, given we've waited this long for Gambit, another four months isn't going to make much difference. He just might be able to pull this off, and he's also been looking to get behind the camera, developing potential directorial debuts such as Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock and The Son.

But hey! At least we're getting Deadpool 2 a couple of weeks sooner.

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