Rupert Wyatt Says His GAMBIT Movie Would Have Been Set In The '70s And Inspired By THE GODFATHER

Rupert Wyatt Says His GAMBIT Movie Would Have Been Set In The '70s And Inspired By THE GODFATHER

Before Disney's acquisition of Fox's assets, Rupert Wyatt was working on bringing Gambit to the big screen for a solo adventure. Now, the director reveals new details on his defunct version of the project.

At this point, it's highly unlikely that we'll ever see that Gambit movie (unless Marvel decides to take a crack at it), but before Disney's acquisition of 20th Century Fox, Rise of the Planet of The Apes director Rupert Wyatt was hard at work bringing the Cajun mutant to the big screen for a solo adventure.

Wyatt has previously shared some details on what his version of the movie would have looked like and why it was ultimately shelved, but he has now elaborated during an interview with Collider, and it sounds like this take on the character could have been very interesting indeed.

Wyatt says his film was shaping up to be "a really exciting sort of Godfather with mutants set in the world of New Orleans with different gangs," some of which would have been set been set in the 1970s.

"A Heist film of a sort. I mean it was a period film. It dealt with the 70s up until the present day. It was about kind of mutant gangs and the notion of what it means to belong, tribalism in this bayou-like environment. The swamps of New Orleans. So it would’ve been a lot of fun. I know Channing sort of worked on the script to make it into more of a romantic comedy, I think. Which I read and it was great, it was very different to what I was involved in. But now Disney have the reins so I don’t know what their plans are."

While Disney/Marvel may get around to a Gambit movie eventually, one would assume it isn't currently be a top priority.

What do you guys make of Wyatt's comments? Is the Gambit movie he worked on something you would have liked to see come to fruition?
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