As you all know, Channing Tatum's Gambit movie has gone through some hard times. It's been in development hell for awhile, but according to Tatum, it's all been for the better of the development of the film. The movie is now said to be inspired more by what Deadpool and Logan have done.
I've been curious to know what direction they are going to take the story and now we might have an idea of what is being planned for the film. Splash Page claims to have details on a plot outline for the film, and they describe it as "the Oceans 11 of the comic book genre". They also say that the movie will include mutants such as Rictor, Fifolet, Dani Moonstar, Multiple Man, Marrow, and a "blue X-Men regular", which could be Mystique, Beast, or Nightcrawler. Here's the plot summary that report shared:
Remy Lebeau (Channing Tatum) is on trial in New-Orleans. He’s considered a huge security risk. We flashback to almost 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. Raised alongside other strays he calls “cousins”, the teenage Gambit becomes the superstar of the Thief Guild. He encounters Bella Donna Boudreaux while on the run from the police. Sparks immediately fly since Bella is also a fellow mutant. Their love is directly prohibited by both families since the Boudreaux are sworn enemies of the Lebeau clan. Deciding to unite the two sides, Remy offers to have the two clans team up on a HUGE heist to profit both families. Of course, the whole plan goes awry, and in the chaos, Maryanne Boudreaux shoots and kill Luke Lebeau.
We jump to 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. He offers Gambit 40 million to recover a mysterious trunk that was stolen by the Boudreaux clan. It will be auctioned off during the yearly Thieves Ball where all the criminal organizations in the world meet up. It uses New Orleans’ Mardi Gras celebrations as a cover. Gambit decides to enlist a crew of mutants to pull off this seemingly impossible heist…
That sounds like it could be fun! I would love to see a Gambit heist film! This info is in line with a comment that producer Simon Kinberg made about the film a couple years ago. He described it as a sexy heist film saying:
“I mean Deadpool obviously has a very different, almost antithetical tone to the mainline X-Men movies. The X-Men movies are dramatic and almost operatic, whereas Deadpool is irreverent and hysterical and sort of a dirty R-rated comedy in many ways. And Gambit will have its own different flavor and tone to it, will be more of like a heist movie and a sexy thriller in a way.”
It's also said the film will make reference to the films X-Men: Days of Future Past and X-Men: Apocalypse. If that's true, ti will be interesting to see how exactly they fit Gambit in with the current X-Men movie universe.
I hope these plot details are legit because it sounds like a Gambit movie I'd want to see! Obviously, we need to treat it as a rumor for now and even if it is true, things could easily change between now and the time the film goes into development. What do you think about the possible direction that the film could go?