Anyone still holding out a last kernel of hope that Channing Tatum will be bursting into the Marvel Cinematic Universe may be in for some sobering news.
Is this the most cursed movie in superhero movie history? Why has there been 15 years of development hell for the X-Men spin-off Gambit?
Lizzy Caplan is in talks to join the cast of “Gambit,” Variety has learned. The “Masters of Sex” star will play the female lead in the superhero movie. Details of her part are being kept under wraps.
20th Century Fox says that the February 14, 2019 release date it had reserved on the calendar is being designated for <em>Gambit </em>starring Channing Tatum. Deadline exclusively reported that Gore Verbinski is set to direct the long-in-the-works X-Men movie from Josh Zetumer’s script. Producers are Tatum, Reid Carolin, Simon Kinberg and Lauren Shuler Donner. Chris Claremont and Jim Lee created Gambit for Marvel in 1990. Otherwise known as Remy LeBeau, Gambit has the ability to…
Comic book movies may have become the dominant form of blockbuster entertainment in cinemas worldwide, but taking super-powered characters from the printed page to the big screen isn’t always as neat and tidy a process as film studios might like.
Looks like Doug Liman is trading one long in-development superhero movie for another. Variety broke the news that the director – whose credits include ‘Edge of Tomorrow,’ ‘Mr and Mrs Smith’ and ‘The Bourne Identity’ – will now take the helm on the film which was initially set to be directed by Guillermo del Toro, who worked on the first draft of the screenplay. As the title suggests, ‘Dark Universe’ will centre on a selection of the more macabre heroes from the DC pantheon, including John Constantine, Swamp Thing, Zatanna and Deadman.
The solo movie for the 'X-Men’ character has been on the cards since May 2014, when producer Lauren Schuler Donner confirmed that Channing Tatum - who would long expressed interest in the card-slinging Cajun - would star and co-produce. 'Gambit’ had originally been set to open this autumn, which would have made it a huge year for 20th Century Fox’s X-Men universe given they had 'Deadpool’ in February, and 'X-Men: Apocalypse’ in May. After a number of replacement directors were considered - including Shane Black, F Gary Gray and Joe Cornish - eventually the job went to Doug Liman ('The Bourne Identity,’ 'Edge of Tomorrow’), and initially the film was still aiming for a 2016 release, until Fox officially lifted it from their schedule in February.
Luckily, those who stuck around after ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ had good reason to. 'Apocalypse’s post-credits scene has done what so many others over the year have also, teasing possibilities for a future instalment in the series but it concerned characters most film-goers won’t know a great deal about - so here’s a quick spoiler-filled explainer. The end credits scene returns to the Weapon X facility that housed one of 'X-Men: Apocalypse’s second act action scenes, in which Jean Grey, Cyclops and Nightcrawler attempt to spring Mystique, Beast and Quicksilver from William Stryker’s imprisonment.
Producer Simon Kinberg says we can expect a “sexy thriller’ and a ‘heist movie’ from the ‘X-Men’ spin-off ‘Gambit’ - once the film finally gets off the ground, that is. Originally set to be in production by now with Rupert Wyatt directing and Channing Tatum in the title role, the film hit a significant stumbling block when Wyatt parted ways with the producers over creative differences.
Channing Tatum’s long-gestating ‘X-Men’ spin-off ‘Gambit’ may finally be able to begin shooting after losing its original director at the eleventh hour. The Hollywood Reporter reports 20th Century Fox has found a new director in the shape of Doug Liman who’ll step aboard to deliver the film in time for its slated release date of October 2016. ‘The Bourne Identity’ helmer is said to be “in final negotiations” to direct the comic book adaptation, starring Tatum in the title role, after the film’s original director Rupert Wyatt quit in September citing a scheduling conflict.
2016 is set to be a busy year for the Marvel end of 20th Century Fox. Three superhero movies based on characters from the comic book giants are set to be released by Fox throughout the year, starting with ‘Deadpool’ in February, and followed by ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ in May.
It looks as though ‘Gambit’ may have finally found its director… as Doug Liman is currently being pursued to helm the ‘X-Men’ spin-off. According to Deadline, the 50-year-old American filmmaker is being courted to take over from Rupert Wyatt on the upcoming ‘Gambit’ solo movie. “Recent Hollywood chatter has Doug Liman on an inside track to direct Channing Tatum in Gambit,” they reveal.
It looks as though details of Rupert Wyatt’s ‘Gambit’ exit have begun to surface… and it’s all because of creative differences. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the 43-year-old British filmmaker may have clashed with the studio about his vision for ‘Gambit’… and was unwilling to compromise. “What seems to have happened on Gambit and other films is that when Wyatt has been unable to convince the studios to sign on to his vision, his anxiety mounts and he leaves,” they revealed.
It looks as though Rupert Wyatt won’t be directing ‘Gambit’ after all… as the director steps down due to a scheduling clash. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the 42-year-old British filmmaker won’t be helming Channing Tatum’s upcoming ‘Gambit’ solo movie.
Simon Kinberg, overseer of all 20th Century Fox’s comic book properties, has said he has a “clear sense of the directions” he wants to take each of his properties and how a cross-over could potentially occur. Interestingly, but perhaps obviously now, Kinberg made no mention at all of ‘Fantastic Four’ - instead focusing on 'X-Men’, 'Deadpool’ and 'Gambit’. - Could A Fantastic Four Sequel Still Happen?
It looks as though Channing Tatum’s ‘Gambit’ has finally found his beau… as Léa Seydoux lands an offer to star in the upcoming ‘X-Men’ spin-off. “Lea Seydoux has the offer to star alongside Channing Tatum in Fox’s Rupert Wyatt-directed X-Men spinoff Gambit,” they revealed. Of course, the role of Bella Donna has been rumoured for some time, with the likes of Rebecca Ferguson and Abbey Lee up for the part.
Channing Tatum’s ‘Gambit’ looks as though it might be falling apart… as it’s rumoured that he’s planning to exit the ‘X-Men’ solo movie. “Channing Tatum’s ‘Gambit’ deal is in jeopardy of falling apart and he is planning to exit the comic book project at 20th Century Fox,” they revealed.
While a large portion of the online fan community continues to feverishly anticipate next February’s long-awaited ‘Deadpool’ (for which a trailer is expected to appear online very soon), let’s not forget that 20th Century Fox has another ‘X-Men’ spin-off solo movie with a big name Hollywood star set for 2016.