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Gambit pushed back to 2017, will start production later this year

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Even with the overwhelming success of Deadpool, Fox is in no hurry to start production on its next superhero venture, Gambit.

The film, which stars Channing Tatum and is being helmed by Doug Liman, was supposed to be released this fall, but the studio has yet to begin production, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Now, the studio is looking to start production on the film later this year with a goal to get Gambit in theaters in 2017.

This isn't the first time production on the movie has been pushed back and it's not the first problem to arise, either. It took Tatum years to get the green light for the project, but the film suffered its first setback when director Rupert Wyatt quit after citing creative differences. Actress Lea Seydoux, who originally signed on as the female lead when Wyatt was involved, has also distanced herself from the project.

There have also been multiple reports that there have been issues with the script, leading Fox to bring in different writers to try and salvage some of the content. Reid Carolin, who wrote both of Tatum's Magic Mike scripts, will be taking care of the rewrite.

There is no estimated window of release for Gambit, but don't count on seeing it anytime soon. Fox's next superhero film, X-Men: Apocalypse, rolls into theaters May 27.