Rupert Wyatt Compares His Abandoned ‘Gambit’ Movie to ‘The Godfather’

/Film | 3/15/2019 | Hoai-Tran Bui
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So often with superhero movies, it becomes a series of “what if’s?” What if this actor had signed on the play Superman? What if this movie had never bombed? But in the case of Gambit, the long-gestating comic book movie is one big case of “what if?”

The film has had a veritable revolving door of directors, including Rise of the Planet of the Apes filmmaker Rupert Wyatt, who first signed on to helm Gambit in 2015. But Wyatt’s ambitious vision for the film was abandoned when the director left the project just a few months later. Now, Wyatt reveals what he had originally planned for his abandoned Gambit movie, and why it could have been like “The Godfather with mutants.” Read more about the lost Rupert Wyatt Gambit movie below.

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In an interview with Collider, Wyatt delved into his original plans for Gambit, which he had signed on for in June 2015 with star Channing Tatum. Tatum remains attached to the project and was a huge creative force in Wyatt’s version of the film. As Wyatt explained:

“What I do know is that Channing Tatum and his producing partner Reid Carolin had an amazing idea of what that movie was going to be, and Josh Zeutemer, the writer, as well. It was terrific, it was a really exciting sort of Godfather with mutants set in the world of New Orleans with different gangs.”

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That’s certainly a lofty vision for a superhero movie. The Godfather is one of the greatest American classics of all time, and to condense that into a superhero movie would have been ambitious, to say the least. But superhero movies have proven to be great vehicle for different genres — from Captain...
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