Is T.J. Miller on board for Deadpool sequels and potential spin-offs? Why was the Gambit movie delayed? How did Baron Zemo almost look in Captain America: Civil War? What are the best superhero comic book covers of all time? What will be unique about the Black Panther cast? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »
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Posted on Tuesday, March 29th, 2016 by Angie Han
X-Men fans have been waiting for years for Gambit to strike out on his own solo adventure, but they may have to stay patient just a little while longer. Channing Tatum‘s superhero adventure is in rewrites right now, and won’t shoot until late 2016. If you’ve mainly been looking forward to Gambit because of director Doug Liman‘s involvement, though, there’s a silver lining to this delay. The schedule shift has freed Liman up to direct The Wall, Amazon Studios’ first-ever original movie. Read More »
20th Century Fox may be enjoying success thanks to Deadpool, but their development of the X-Men spin-off Gambit starring Channing Tatum hasn’t been so lucky. The film previously lost director Rupert Wyatt, reportedly due to creative differences, but the project ended up recruiting Doug Liman to take the gig instead. But now the film has a little setback again as Fox has pulled Gambit from its October 7, 2016.
However, Fox has also set release dates for two mystery Marvel titles in 2017 and 2018, and there’s a good chance one of those dates belongs to Gambit. In addition, the studio has also set dates for the Predator reboot from Shane Black, as well as adjusting the releases of Alien: Covenant and Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. Find out what might be the new Gambit release date and the rest of the calendar updates below. Read More »
Posted on Tuesday, November 17th, 2015 by Jacob Hall
After a rocky few months, it looks like 20th Century Fox’s Gambit movie is finally starting to find its footing. Doug Liman is in negotiations to direct (replacing Rupert Wyatt), Channing Tatum is still locked in to play the kinetically charged mutant superhero, and producer Simon Kinberg is saying the right things in interviews.
According to Kinberg, who is the godfather of sorts to the entire X-Men movie franchise at this point, Gambit will be a “heist movie” and a “sexy thriller” that will stand alone from the rest of Fox’s superhero movies. The heist movie aspect isn’t surprising given the character of Gambit’s penchant for thievery. The sexy thriller part of the equation makes sense because there is no way Channing Tatum doesn’t spend great swaths of this movie shirtless and showing off his disconcertingly attractive body.
The full sexy, heist-y Gambit movie details can be found after the jump.
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Posted on Friday, November 13th, 2015 by Jacob Hall
The development of Gambit has been something of a roller coaster. First, the film struggled for months to find a director as every A-list filmmaker turned down the job. Then, Rise of the Planet of the Apes director Rupert Wyatt took the gig, only to drop out shortly thereafter. And producer and star Channing Tatum threatened to quit and then he was back on board. It has not been an easy road for 20th Century Fox’s X-Men spin-off, which was last seen quietly begging a new group of directors to please, for the love of God, sign on and make this movie happen, pretty please.
And lo and behold, one of those directors has apparently taken the gig. Doug Liman, the director of The Bourne Identity and Edge of Tomorrow, has taken the gig. Hopefully, whatever scared everyone else away won’t affect Liman, who has a reputation for having stood firm through his fair share of troubled productions.
Hit the jump for more news on the new Gambit director.
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Posted on Thursday, October 22nd, 2015 by Jacob Hall
We don’t want to run around yelling things like “There’s something wrong with Channing Tatum‘s Gambit movie!” because we don’t have a mutant power that lets us see behind the scenes of major film productions. However, based purely on everything that has been going on with this movie in public, it certainly seem like there’s something wrong with Channing Tatum’s Gambit movie. After all, it took months of searching (and a whole bunch of refusals) to land director Rupert Wyatt, who promptly dropped out of the project a few weeks ago.
Now, production on the X-Men spin-off has supposedly been delayed as the hunt for a director continues. Now, three new filmmakers are supposedly r in contention for the job. Like so many of the others who have passed on the film, they are one varied bunch: Doug Liman, Shane Black, and Joe Cornish.
Let’s dive into the potential Gambit directors after the jump.
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Posted on Monday, October 19th, 2015 by Angie Han
Having lost Rupert Wyatt to creative differences and/or scheduling conflicts last month, 20th Century Fox’s X-Men spinoff Gambit has been on the hunt for a new director. And now, thankfully, it seems to be zeroing in on a good one.
Rumor has it Edge of Tomorrow and The Bourne Identity helmer Doug Liman is wanted for Gambit, which will star Channing Tatum as the eponymous superhero. More on the Gambit Doug Liman rumor after the jump.
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Posted on Wednesday, September 30th, 2015 by Angie Han
Channing Tatum‘s Gambit movie suffered a big blow blow this month when Rupert Wyatt abruptly dropped out. At the time the director cited that old standby, scheduling conflicts. However, a new report points to creative differences as the real reason Wyatt left. Basically, he couldn’t get Fox to sign on to his vision. Find out what led to the Gambit Rupert Wyatt exit after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Tuesday, September 29th, 2015 by Angie Han
UPDATE: Anna Paquin has clarified that her comment on the Gambit movie only reflects what she knows so far — meaning, presumably, that things could still change.
In the X-Men movies, Rogue’s primary love interest is Iceman, but in the comics, she’s enjoyed a long, epic romance with Gambit. So now that Fox is finally making a Gambit movie, might Rogue drop by to make heart eyes at him?
According to Anna Paquin, no. The Rogue actress has confirmed in no uncertain terms that she will not appear alongside Channing Tatum in the Gambit movie. See the Anna Paquin Gambit evidence for yourself after the jump. Read More »