Simon Kinberg Offers Status Update for Gambit and Deadpool 2

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During a recent sit down with Slash Film,  X-Men: Apocalypse writer and producer Simon Kinberg discussed plans for 20th Century Fox’s planned Gambit movie, and the highly anticipated sequel to Deadpoool.

Kinberg on Deadpool 2 (the amount of superhero movies made today: “I think Deadpool 2 will comment on anything that’s happening in movies today especially in superhero movies. The sort of glut or saturation of these movies and the proliferation of sequels is definitely something we’ll play around with.”

Kinberg on the current status of Gambit: “I think the truth is when you have these movies that need a very special and unique tone, it takes a little while to find that tone. Deadpool feels like it exploded out of nowhere but it was a ten-year development process on that movie. I think it was honed over those ten years. I hope that Gambit doesn’t take ten years but it takes a little honing to get that tone and that voice exactly right. The character has such a specific voice in the comic in the same way that Deadpool has a specific voice in the comic, that we want to make sure that we capture that voice on the page. Really it’s just about getting a screenplay that is worthy of that character and I think we’re really close right now.”

On what’s happening with the X-Men movie franchise: “I’m a lifer for the X-Men movies. I’m just working now, without giving anything away, I’m figuring out what the next of the mainline X-Men movies is going to be.