Splash Report allegedly came upon story details for the long-developing GAMBIT film. Going by the information provided here, it appears to come from earlier versions of the film’s script (there have been many) that might be scrapped all-together. Star Channing Tatum previously mentioned that they were “sort of starting over” with the screenplay after a couple directors dropped out and after seeing the potential from films like DEADPOOL and LOGAN.
Below are a few interesting tidbits noted in the article. To read the full, much more detailed description, click here.
*Remy Lebeau (Channing Tatum) is on trial in New-Orleans. He’s considered a huge security risk.
*25 years before, master thief Luke Lebeau runs into eight-year-old Gambit while doing a heist. Impressed by his skills, he offers to take the mutant orphan under his wings.
*10 years later; Gambit is hired to do a job in Paris to steal something from the Louvre Museum. It was apparently a test job to see if he still has it. His mysterious employer is revealed to be Nathaniel Essex a.k.a. Mr. Sinister.
*New Orleans’ Mardi Gras celebrations is used as a cover. Gambit decides to enlist a crew of mutants to pull off a seemingly impossible heist.
*It’s the Ocean’s 11 of the comic book genre. The big heist is reminiscent of the Ocean franchise except Gambit’s crew are all mutants.
*The story is tied into the X-Men universe because it mentions the events of Days of Future Past and Apocalypse. The Boudreaux clan hires a few mutants (Rictor, Fifolet) to protect themselves.
*Gambit recruits Dani Moonstar, Jamie Madrox (Multiple man) for his heist. Marrow also has a significant role in the story. We also get a cool cameo from a blue X-Men regular. Nathaniel Essex is a huge part of the story.
“Gambit” is likely due in theaters in 2019 or 2020.
Source: Splash Report