In another recent development from the production of 20th Century Fox’s Gambit it would appear that the Channing Tatum-led superhero thriller is on hiatus following the departure of director Gore Verbinski, according to Omega Underground.
The spin-off to the widely popular and successful X-Men franchise was set to begin filming in New Orleans this coming March, but has been temporarily pulled from 20th Century Fox’s production schedule until further notice.
It is currently being anticipated that Gambit could potentially be added back to the production schedule and start filming in Montreal, Quebec with a new director this summer. Recently, Montreal was the main site of production for Bryan Singer’s X-Men: Apocalypse.
Omega Underground had the long-planned production speculated for a March 19th start date in New Orleans, with the Pirates of The Caribbean director who was no stranger to franchise films, but he parted ways with the studio earlier this month due to scheduling issues.
Verbinski’s departure happened on good terms with no real negative outcomes. His departure marks the third time in which Gambit has found itself director-less. Rise of The Planet of The Apes’ Rupert Wyatt and The Bourne Identity’s Doug Liman, all left the project which has served as a major delay in production for the spin-off and passion project for star and producer Channing Tatum.