On one hand it makes me a little anxious if they're just trying to capitalize on popular horror movies; however, it leads them to making a purely horror themed superhero movie then let's go for it. In the wake of Disney's landmark purchase of 20th Century Fox's film/TV interests, there have of course been many questions asked as to how, or if, the existing X-Men universe will continue on its own terms before being in some way integrated into the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
And last but not least, everyone's favorite card-slinging cajun has also experienced some new turmoil as "Gambit is seeing its release date move from February 14, 2019, to June 7, 2019".
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Created by Chris Claremont and John Byrne for 1980's Uncanny X-Men #129, Kitty (known alternately as Shadowcat, Ariel, and Sprite) has the ability to phase through objects and disrupt machinery, which has proven incredible useful to her fellow mutants in the comics and throughout various television and film appearances. The good news is that it sounds like this will still be the case as and the movie will definitely be the full-blown horror that they want it to be, fans will just have to wait a while longer for it.
At this point, Tatum should just direct Gambit himself in order to push his passion project through the studio system and keep everything on track for a March production start. Verbinski joined the project in October following Rupert Wyatt's departure in October 2015 and Doug Liman in August 2016.
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Deadpool director Tim Miller has reportedly been tapped to take charge of an X-Men spin-off movie about mutant superhero Kitty Pryde. Perhaps this merger with Disney can't come soon enough.