At any given point in time, studios are juggling multiple projects in various stages of development. With some films, the path from inception to theatrical release is a straightforward one. But for others, like Gambit, the road’s… rocky. And that film has just lost its third director.
A new director may be close to bringing everyone’s favourite card-throwing Cajun mutant to the big screen. Deadline is reporting that Gore Verbinski, director of the first three Pirates of the Caribbean movies, is making a deal to direct Channing Tatum in Gambit.
Channing Tatum has long hoped and prayed that Gambit would be his Deadpool, and that their seemingly dead-in-the-water relationship would eventually blossom into an everlasting love (and successful franchise). And even now, despite endless delays, it looks like Tatum will never give up on his beloved Cajun.