It was announced several months ago that 20th Century Fox’s Gambit film would be removed from the list of upcoming films due to necessary rewrites. However, the film’s producer, Simon Kinberg, recently discussed why the film was delayed, mentioning how the film’s tone and voice needed to be adjusted before they began filming.
Although the script during early stages of the film did not please the producer, he was quoted mentioning how the movie’s script has improved, saying:
“It’s looking really good. I’m not going to say anything about it content-wise. I think one of the things that I’ve learnt on all these movies – and maybe the lesson was best learned for me on Deadpool – is the most important thing is getting the tone and the voice right. That the storytelling, the actual narrative, the plots are sort of interchangeable and disposable, ultimately.”
Kinberg elaborated on how Gambit‘s tone will differ than the other films in the X-Men universe, saying:
“If I ask you what your favourite movies are, you’re not going to tell me about the plot. You’re going to tell me you love this character. And so what we’ve really tried to do with Gambit is make sure that we get the voice of that character right and the tone of the comics 100% on the page. It’s a very unique tone. It’s unique from Deadpool, it’s unique from the X-Men. It’s a heist movie that we’ve never done in these kinds of films before. He’s a con-man. And so that’s really where we’ve spent our time.”
Viewers can expect a film with a much different style in Gambit than its predecessors in the X-Men cinematic universe. Hopefully the film’s delay and rewrites will serve to improve the end product of the film.