What’s the working title for Ant-Man and the Wasp? Want to see some alternate designs for Wolverine‘s lair in Logan? Which superhero does each of the United States search for the most on Google? Which former Batman will guest star on Powerless? Does Logan fit into the X-Men timeline or not? Will Lana Condor return as Jubilee in the next X-Men sequel? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »
What would be on Doctor Strange‘s mixtape? Will Cat Grant come back to Supergirl this season? How long will Deadpool 2 be shooting? How much will Logan make worldwide in its opening weekend? Which The Dark Knight actor is playing a villain on The Flash? Does the X-Men: Apocalypse credits scene link to Logan? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »
Posted on Monday, February 27th, 2017 by Jacob Hall
With the many X-Men movies currently lurking on the horizon, it’s easy to forget that a Gambit movie starring Channing Tatum is still in development, stopping and starting like an ancient jalopy puttering down an unpaved road. But fret not, concerned nation! Nay…fret not, concerned world! That Gambit movie is still happening. Apparently. Or so we’re told. It may even begin filming next year. Maybe. Probably!
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Why can’t Hugh Jackman and Patrick Stewart stop laughing on The Graham Norton Show? Why are there a bunch of YouTube videos involving Spider-Man and Elsa from Frozen? Can a hydraulic press do damage to Wolverine‘s claws? Could Gambit start shooting early next year? Want a new tidbit about Star-Lord‘s father in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »
Posted on Friday, January 13th, 2017 by Angie Han
About three years ago, X-Men producer Lauren Shuler Donner confirmed once and for all that Channing Tatum would be playing Gambit for a standalone film. And for a while, it all seemed to be coming together nicely. A release date was announced, a director was summoned, casting got underway. Then it lost its director and had to find a new one and the whole thing got delayed.
In recent months, there’s been speculation in some corners that Gambit might not happen at all. But Donner insists that’s not true. In an appearance at the TCAs, she stated that the project is still happening with Tatum. Read More »
Following this past summer’s X-Men: Apocalypse, many fans are hoping for a brighter future for the X-Men franchise. However, as we heard last month, 20th Century Fox was trying to figure out how to continue the X-Men franchise, and it seems like we might have an answer.
A new X-Men movie has been reported to begin production next spring in Montreal, returning to MELS Studios, the same location where X-Men: Days of Future Past and X-Men: Apocalypse were shot. The question is, what is X-Men movie shooting in 2017? Read More »
How much has Suicide Squad made worldwide so far? Which comic book movie was the most mentioned in Twitter’s trending #Fav7Movies hashtag? How did Angel inspire the shawarma scene after the credits of The Avengers? What item can you spot in every police station scene in The Flash? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »
Simon Kinberg was on a Television Critics Association panel this morning for the new ABC series Designated Survivor, in which Kiefer Sutherland plays a cabinet member named President after a terrorist attack at the State of the Union address. After the panel, I caught up with Kinberg to ask about his mysterious Star Wars movie and X-Men universe projects.
First I asked Kinberg if doing a Star Wars anthology movie perhaps gave him more freedom than the Saga episodes that must continue the story along a forward path. “I love them all, to be honest,” Kinberg said. “I also work in the animated show, Star Wars Rebels, so I think it’s not necessarily freedom narratively but maybe a little more freedom tonally, because those anthology movies can have a different tone than the mainline episodes. Honestly, I’m involved in one capacity or another in almost everything over there and I love it all.”
We have yet to see how different in tone Rogue One ends up being, and it’s too early for Kinberg to know specifically about his film as he is just beginning to write it. Kinberg also discussed his upcoming X-Men projects including Deadpool 2, Gambit, and Legion. Read More »
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Posted on Monday, July 11th, 2016 by Angie Han
We’re getting six major superhero movie releases in 2016 (Deadpool, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Captain America: Civil War, X-Men: Apocalypse, and the upcoming Suicide Squad and Doctor Strange) but at one point we were going to get even more. Gambit was initially slated to open in fall 2016, only to hit a snag when original director Rupert Wyatt walked away. Although Doug Liman eventually signed on to replace him, production had to be delayed and Fox yanked the X-Men spinoff from its 2016 release calendar earlier this year.
Since then, we’ve heard next to nothing about the project, which still has Channing Tatum attached to play the Ragin’ Cajun. But expect that to change in the coming months. Producer Simon Kinberg has revealed that not only is Gambit still on, it’s aiming to start shooting in spring 2017. Read More »
Will we see more Guardians of the Galaxy toys for female characters? Why are Deadpool and Gambit dressed up like Spider-Man and Daredevil in their first comic book issue? What fun does MAD Magazine have to poke at Batman v Superman? When will all the DC Comics TV shows return to The CW? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »