GAMBIT Director Comments On His Departure

Gambit
Credit: Marvel Comics

Credit: Marvel Comics
Direcor Rupert Wyatt has been largely mum about his high-profile exit from 20th Century Fox's Gambit film. Blaming it on scheduling conflicts, Wyatt backed out of the project in mid-September.

Now, speaking to The Hollywood Reporter, Wyatt commented on his departue from Gambit.

"It's not necessarily acrimonious," said Wyatt. "The studios, with these big movies, have very specific visions of what they want. They don't necessarily want an auteur who's going to try to reinvent the franchise. Of course the studios would love it if a director did what they want, when they want, but it doesn't always work out."

According to the article from THR, Wyatt was reluctant to sign on for Gambit in the first place, perhaps making his decision to leave somewhat easier. 

Fox is still planning to move ahead with Gambit, with star Channing Tatum still committed to the project. Gambit is scheduled for an October 7, 2016 release.

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