After years of delays, it appears Gambit is finally set to kick off production in 2018. Despite earlier reports suggesting production would officially begin in February of next year, Omega Underground reports that filming has been pushed a month to March.
The reason for the delay is unknown, however, with production now set to kick off in March, filming is expected to continue through July-August. As previously reported, the Channing Tatum-led Gambit is still thought to film in New Orleans, Louisiana, staying true to the character's origin.
The project was forced to start over following years of delays, but casting has recently started back up, with Emmy-nominated actress Lizzy Caplan signing on to play the female lead alongside Tatum. Details surrounding her role have been kept under wraps, but many have speculated she could be playing the role of Bella Donna Boudreaux, who was originally going to be played by actress Lea Seydoux after she was attached to the project back in 2015.
With casting back on track, this long-delayed superhero flick appears to finally be happening. Of course, that doesn't mean there won't be any more problems along the way. After all, let's not forget Disney is still very much actively trying to purchase the majority of 21st Century Fox, which would include their film division and therefore any and all X-Men titles. For now, Gambit fans can take joy in knowing the long-gestating project looks set to finally become a reality this March.
Directed by Gore Verbinski (Pirates of the Caribbean) and starring Channing Tatum, Gambit is scheduled for release on Feb. 14, 2019.
(via Comic Book Movie)