GAMBIT Has Been Delayed Until Summer 2019 For A Very Unexpected Reason

GAMBIT Has Been Delayed Until Summer 2019 For A Very Unexpected Reason

We learned yesterday evening that Gambit has lost another director and that it's been delayed from Valentine's Day 2019 to the summer. However, it turns out that there's a very surprising reason for that.

When it was revealed last night that Gambit has been pushed back from February 14th, 2019, to June 7th, 2019, most of us assumed that it was because the Marvel movie had lost its third director in the form of Gore Verbinski. Well, while that's no doubt played a role in this delay, The Hollywood Reporter has revealed that the decision actually boiled down to the movie's tone. What are we talking about?

Well, while Gambit is going to revolve around a heist, the trade notes that it will have "a heavy comedic tone" and the studio believes that it will play better to audiences in the summer. That doesn't make a whole lot of sense when Deadpool came out in February but there was way more hype around that. 

So, Gambit is a comedy then! Channing Tatum is arguably at his best in those types of movies (just look at 21 Jump Street) but
it's sort of a shame to hear this as a more serious tone definitely wouldn't have hurt the spinoff. Time will tell whether or not it's R-Rated but this summer release date and a star like Tatum could mean that Fox is looking to appeal to the family audience. As always, stay tuned for more.
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