Rupert Wyatt's GAMBIT Would Have Been a GODFATHER-Inspired Film Set in the '70s

When director Rupert Wyatt was attached to helm Channing Tatum’s Gambit, he actually had a pretty cool concept for it. During a recent interview with Collider, Wyatt said that Tatum had an amazing idea of what he wanted the movie to be saying:

“It was terrific, it was a really exciting sort of Godfather with mutants set in the world of New Orleans with different gangs.”

He then went on to reveal that part of the film would have been a period piece set in the ‘70s! He went on to explain:

“Yeah [a heist film] of a sort. I mean it was a period film. It dealt with the 70s up until the present day. It was about kind of mutant gangs and the notion of what it means to belong, tribalism in this bayou-like environment. The swamps of New Orleans. So it would’ve been a lot of fun. I know Channing sort of worked on the script to make it into more of a romantic comedy, I think. Which I read and it was great, it was very different to what I was involved in. But now Disney have the reins so I don’t know what their plans are.”

Damn, I kinda wish Wyatt’s version of the film would have happened! Unfortunately, it didn’t, and it was previously reported that the failure of Fantastic Four was the cause.

At this point, it going to be up to Marvel Studios and Disney if Tatum’s Gambit film ever sees the light of day. I know a lot of fans are done with this movie, but under the right guidance from Marvel it could end up being a great movie.

It’s still a shame that Wyatt’s version of the movie never got made. I liked the direction he was looking to take it. What do you think of it?

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