That’s right folks, the leading man for the Gambit movie is having doubts while the writers for the new Spider-Man reboot want to make it the funniest Marvel film thus far.
Is the Gambit movie going to turn into another Deadpool situation where it’s in and out of production over the course of a decade? If things continue to go the way they are going, then it might just be the case. As for the new Spider-Man movie, it seems like the plan is to make it as funny as possible, which can be quite refreshing. This is what’s currently happening.
The Gambit Scenario
Channing Tatum has been chosen for the role of Gambit, but it’s something he’s been wanting to do for a very long time. In fact, he was part of the pitch to get the movie made. Now the rumors are running around that Tatum is having second thoughts. Where did this come from all of a sudden? The last time we heard something about the movie he was practicing his card throwing skills and adapting that unique Gambit accent. The reason behind this sudden change of heart is still unknown and we should also add that this is an unconfirmed rumor. Apparently the director, Rupert Wyatt, is searching for Gambit’s leading lady and a name that’s been mentioned thus far is Lea Seydoux. At the moment we don’t really know where the problem lies and if Tatum decides to pull out there might be a chance he’ll stay with the production team.
How Funny is the Spider-Man Reboot going to be?
The writers for the Spider-Man reboot, Francis Daley and Johnathan M. Goldstein, are known for their comical work. They recently confirmed that they will be handling the script and if their quotes are anything to go by then they are going to try their best to keep the viewers laughing. This makes sense, seeing as Guardians of the Galaxy and Ant-Man did exactly the same. But this isn’t just about competing with previous movies, because Marvel mentioned they are heavily focused towards showing the humorous side of Peter Parker. This is what the writers had to say,
“He’s a sharp kid and witty and kind of deals with the fact that he’s an outcast and a geek through humor. It is sort of the safety net for geeks like us, so I think we can totally relate to where he’s coming from. As well as the superpowers, which we also have.”
Kevin Fiege (Marvel CEO) also had something to add,
“When he puts that mask on in the comics, he has a non-stop wit that is almost as troublesome to the bad guys he is fighting as his webs and agility. And we feel we really haven’t seen that in the movies. That’s just the tip of the iceberg.“
There you have it, the Spider-Man movie is going to be much more than just a kid who’s kicking ass and taking names. Who knows, it might just be what Sony needs to breathe new life into their character.