Evel Knievel was the prototype stuntman for the current age, a media-savvy showman who rode a devil-may-care attitude (and a willingness to endure pain) to fame and fortune. His rise and fall story is unique in its specifics, and woefully pedestrian in its arc of human foibles.
Who else has attempted to ride a steam-powered “rocket cycle” across a mile-wide canyon? And who cares if he made it? Knievel’s failures did as much myth-building as his successes. He was also a jerk who let his appetites run away with him. He cheated on his wife more times than anyone can count, and attacked his former promoter with a baseball bat, effectively braining his own career in the process.
Channing Tatum is obsessed with Evel Knievel, and he and his creative partner Reid Carolin are producing a biopic about the late stuntman which Tatum may star in as well. Now the film is reportedly courting a new director, who might be perfect for Knievel’s story of obsession and mental and physical intensity: Darren Aronofsky. Read More »
I know, the shortlist story is a terrible trend, but it’s good to know that we’re not the only ones who saw Rebecca Ferguson in Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation and hoped she would immediately show up in other films.
Now there’s a shortlist of women who are reportedly the top contenders for the lead female role in Gambit. All three are said to be testing soon, all three have significant roles in major 2015 action films, and all are fairly different from one another. Ferguson is right there at the top of the list. And she isn’t the only Mission: Impossible veteran on the list, either! Read More »
Just a few days ago, fans looking forward to seeing Channing Tatum join the mutant ranks of the X-Men with the spin-off Gambit got some bad news. The Magic Mike and 21 Jump Street star was considering dropping out of the project set up at 20th Century Fox.
But we can all breathe a sigh of relief now as Tatum has officially closed his deal to play the title role in the X-Men spin-off, though negotiations did get a little shaky there for a bit. Find out more about how Channing Tatum signed on for Gambit below! Read More »
This month has been chock full of new details about Paul Feig‘s reboot of Ghostbusters. We’ve seen the new proton packs (with added specs to help cosplayers), the new Ecto-1, and a shot of Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones all suited up and ready to bust ghosts, not to mention learning about a cameo from Dan Aykroyd and the character names of the new female paranormal exterminators.
But today we have an update regarding the Ghostbusters spin-off that was first reported back in March with ties to Captain America: the Winter Soldier directors Anthony & Joe Russo. At the time Chris Pratt and Channing Tatum were said to be eyed as stars of the film, but Pratt denied the rumors and Tatum’s producing partner Reid Carolin said it wasn’t happening anymore.
However, if Iron Man 3 writer Drew Pearce is to be believed, then the Ghostbusters spin-off may still happen. Find out more below! Read More »
Posted on Tuesday, July 28th, 2015 by Angie Han
20th Century Fox’s X-Men spinoff Gambit may just have hit a major snag. Star Channing Tatum is reportedly on the verge of dropping out, just a few weeks after he hit Comic-Con to hype the film. More details on the possible Channing Tatum Gambit exit after the jump. Read More »
Channing Tatum has a couple months left to brush up on his card-throwing skills, as Gambit is scheduled to shoot in New Orleans this fall, starting in October. That’s the subject of a recent report (which corroborates other info we have) which also includes a bunch of rumored character names and descriptions. Get all that info below, and see if you can figure out what other characters might be showing up. Read More »
Posted on Tuesday, July 14th, 2015 by Angie Han
Will Avengers: Age of Ultron get a director’s cut? How much does Ryan Reynolds love his Deadpool costume? Did Batman v Superman‘s Jesse Eisenberg have a good time at Comic-Con? What will the new X-Men uniforms look like? Could Jennifer Lawrence play Mystique again? Who’ll be the big bad in The Flash Season 2? How is Marvel Comics paying homage to hip-hop? Read about all this and more in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »
This weekend Terminator: Genisys is hitting theaters, but veteran action star Arnold Schwarzenegger has a lot more to worry about than a new advanced cyborg. No, Schwarznegger’s biggest threat is a group of shirtless, thrusting men from Magic Mike XXL.
The film has plenty of men and women alike getting the vapors, and Conan O’Brien wanted to see what all the fuss was about. On a recent episode of his late night talk show on TBS, Conan joined his female staff members for a girls night out as they headed to a midnight screening of the Channing Tatum-led sequel that isn’t about a heavyweight magician. As you probably guessed, the results are pretty damn funny.
Find out what happens when Conan O’Brien sees Magic Mike XXL after the jump! Read More »
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With Magic Mike XXL hitting theaters this week, Channing Tatum has been making the publicity rounds along with his producing partner Reid Carolin. That’s how we found out that the Ghostbusters spin-off with Tatum and Chris Pratt may not be in the cards anymore.
But speaking of cards, Tatum opened up a little bit about his preparation for the forthcoming X-Men spin-off Gambit, about the kinetically-charged Cajun mutant known for slinging explosive playing cards at his foes. Turns out Tatum has been learning some real card tricks in order to make his turn as Gambit all the more convincing. Find out more about the Channing Tatum card tricks after the jump! Read More »
Posted on Monday, June 29th, 2015 by Angie Han
The first Magic Mike was billed as an over-the-top stripper comedy, but underneath those gold lamé thongs it turned out to be something far more surprising: a sober examination of the American dream. We watched Mike Lane try to pull himself up by the bootstraps, only to find himself judged, used, discarded, and creatively constrained.
The sequel Magic Mike XXL, in contrast, is all gold lamé thongs — or rather, it would be if the boys hadn’t decided gold lamé thongs were passé. The former kings of Tampa have ditched all depth and ambivalence in pursuit of drunken good times. And it works, albeit in a completely different way from the first Magic Mike. The result is the perfect summer movie: dumb, sweet, eager to please, and hard not to like. Read More »