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Gambit: X-Men Spin-Off a Romantic Comedy

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Gambit Producer Says the New X-Men Spin-off Will Be a Romantic “Sex” Comedy.

Simon Kinberg, the producer for the upcoming Gambit movie, has said it will have a romantic comedy vibe. The film, which is set to star Channing Tatum as everyone’s favorite Cajun mutant, Remy LeBeau, has run into its fair share of roadblocks on the way to the big screen. The film has gone through multiple directors and the release date has been pushed back time and again.

Nevertheless, X-Men producer (and Dark Phoenix director) Kinberg has asserted that the movie is finally moving forward. Moreover, in a new interview with IGN, Kinberg stated that the film would be going for a unique tone when it comes to X-Men movies, describing Gambit‘s vibe as one of a “romantic or sex comedy.

“When you look at Gambit, he’s a hustler and a womanizer, and we just felt like there was an attitude, a swagger to him that lent itself to romantic comedy.”

Kinberg later cites Deadpool, Logan, and The New Mutants as X-Men films that explored different genres…

Deadpool, Logan and New Mutants. Instabamm (Source: Fox/Marvel)

Deadpool, Logan and New Mutants. (Source: Marvel)

Deadpool was an R-rated, raunchy comedy, Logan was a western, Gambit’s going to be a romantic comedy, and New Mutants is very decidedly a horror film.”

The producer goes on to say that the Gambit spin-off will still be a superhero movie with villains and heroes…

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“You know, when I say ‘romantic’ comedy, I use that term loosely, in the same term that I use the term western for Logan loosely. It’s not like they’re gunslingers at high noon in Logan. It’s just a vibe. And I would say the vibe of Gambit has a romantic or sex comedy vibe to it. While it is also still very much a superhero movie with villains and heroes, as all these movies are.”

Elsewhere in the interview, Kinberg praised how the script for Gambit has come together thus far. Additionally, he made it clear that Fox will continue to actively work on their own Marvel films in spite of the impending Disney merger.

James Franco will Multiple Man (Source: Fox/Marvel). Instabamm

James Franco will be Multiple Man (Source: Fox/Marvel).

As the Disney-Fox deal looms, Kinberg proved an update on the status on Gambit, Multiple Man with James Franco, and Drew Goddard’s X-Force.

Gambit has a great script, and we’re looking to start that movie early next year. Multiple Man, that script’s being worked on right now. We’re just waiting for Drew Goddard to be done with releasing his film that comes out in a few weeks, and then he’ll get started on that (X-Force) script to direct.”

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