Marvel Studios has finally gotten back the rights to the X-Men and the Fantastic Four due to the Disney/Fox merger. The merger has become a source of happiness and nostalgia for fans on a global scale. All the supporting characters and sidekicks are also making their way back to the forefront making people feel that us fans will finally see some of comic’s most iconic characters treated similar to their more famous companions.
Unfortunately, their is a downside to the merger: many projects have fell through the cracks into limbo. ‘New Mutants‘ has been completed, but it’s fate remains undetermined when it comes to whether it will be released. Highly anticipated projects like James Franco’s ‘Multiple Man‘ movie and Channing Tatum ‘Gambit’ have stopped dead in their tracks.
With the film been floating in purgatory as long as it has been, Channing Tatum is rumored to be leaving the film, which has also recently been removed from Disney’s upcoming release schedule. When asked about the status of ‘Gambit’ during an interview for the upcoming second season of his hit YouTube Premium series ‘Impulse‘, Doug Liman, the director associated with the film said:
“No. Because I don’t know. I haven’t had an update since before the buyout. I think it’s done.”
Liman just shrugged and laughed in response to stars of ‘Impulse’, Maddie Hasson and Missi Pyle, after joking about wanting a piece of the action if the film advanced if it was to happen.
As of right now, it seems that we will not see Liman’s ‘Gambit’ film any time soon. Another mystery is what Kevin Feige and Marvel have hidden up their sleeve for the X-Men at this moment, but I think Liman would be a great addition to the Marvel Cinematic Universe and MCU would profit from a director like him.
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Source: Screen Geek