The X-Men continues to soar with its popularity, so much that it is due to release 3 feature films in 2016, namely Deadpool, Apocalypse and Gambit. Whilst the former 2 films enjoy directors in Tim Miller and Bryan Singer, Gambit is reportedly having trouble pinning down a director, with such names like Darren Aronofsky passing on the film, among others. The film is due to be released late next year, so there is still time for film to have a director. This film will need a director that follows Gambit's personality type. To throw a few names out there:
Matthew Vaughn: It might be a bit of a long shot, but this guy has had previous experience in the X-men franchise with X-Men First Class, which I''ll point out was absolutely awesome! It was also cool and anyone familiar with his work will know that he has much experience in comic book films such as Kick-Ass and Kingsman: The secret service. Vaughn did however also produce [X-Men: Days Of Future Past](tag:203942) and the latest Fantastic Four film. He might not be available given that he has signed on for a Flash Gordon reboot, but it may at least be considerable to have him on as producer. Either director or a producing capacity would certainly give the film the awesome touch it needs.
Jon Favreau: The major director responsible for the success of the first Ironman film and its sequel and effectively starting off the whole of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Teaming forces with Robert Downey Jr helped to make Ironman the cool film that we all know and love. It its a directing style such as this that would be very fitting for Gambit. He is just about to polish off the latest Jungle Book adaptation which means that he would have the time and schedule to squeeze in this X-men flick and what a welcome addition he would be to make this film as cool and fresh as it could be.
Louis Leterrier: Most of you probably know this guy from Now you see me and the Incredible Hulk. For those of you who have seen these films, you know he has the experience of working with marvel characters, has worked with Ed Norton and Mark Ruffalo. Based on the Hulk and now you see me films, it is easy for me to see that he is capable of merging a deep sense of emotion with a touch of awesomeness which would work really well with Gambit. He also has the light tone that X-men is known for using( not too dark, but not too friendly and somewhat dorky).
What d'you guys think? Any other directors that may suit this film? I'm not too familiar with the comic but obviously I am a fan and do research characters, but based on what is known on Gambit, what potential directors could steer Gambit into several feature films owing to his popularity?