Gambit Movie Will be a Romantic Comedy, Says Producer

The Channing Tatum Gambit standalone movie will have a “romantic or sex comedy vibe,” according to a producer.

In an interview with IGN, Simon Kinberg, producer on Gambit and director-writer on Dark Phoenix, confirmed the movie will adopt a “romantic comedy” tone due to the nature of Gambit, himself.

“When you look at Gambit,” Kinberg said, “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 said the studio has taken a similar approach, allowing the film’s main character to dictate tone or genre, with Deadpool and Logan, both of which were big hits at the box office. “Deadpool was an R-rated, raunchy comedy, Logan was a western, Gambit’s gonna be a romantic comedy, and New Mutants is very decidedly a horror film.”

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