According to Deadline, director Gore Verbinski (A Cure for Wellness) has left the director's chair of Gambit due to "scheduling issues", and the site claims the split was amicable all around. Let's just run down this list for a quick recap.
Gore Verbinski followed in the footsteps of previous directors Rupert Wyatt and Doug Lipman, after joining the project past year. Liman eventually bowed out as well, in all likelihood because he wasn't satisfied with whatever form the script was taking.
There were reports yesterday that Fox had scheduled the film to begin production in March this year at the Big Easy Studios in New Orleans, the same location where the studio had shot Logan. It's not clear what the reasoning is at the time of this writing.
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A mutant superhero who has the ability to transfer energy into solid objects, making them potentially explosive weapons, Gambit has a backstory involving a guild of thieves in New Orleans, where is was part of the Cajun community before moving to Westchester County and Xavier's School. Hailing from New Orleans, Gambit is perhaps best known for manipulating playing cards. After all, Tatum is producing this with his Free Association partner Reid Carolin, Lauren Shuler Donner, and Simon Kinberg, so he has a bit more say than he normally would, and I'm sure the storyboards are already finished. He just might be able to pull this off, and he's also been looking to get behind the camera, developing potential directorial debuts such as Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock and The Son.
Nobody really knows what the problem really is with the Gambit movie. For the other two films though, there are significant delays with New Mutants moving from its supposed April 13 release date all the way to February 22 of next year while Gambit has been pushed from February 2019 to June 7, 2019. At this point, that isn't expected to change, but stay tuned.