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 »
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 »
Is Stephen Amell up for a musical episode on Arrow or as a DC Comics TV crossover? Is this latest iteration of Superman on the big screen inherently broken? Is Channing Tatum leaving Gambit for a movie in the DC cinematic universe? What’s the rumored title for Wolverine 3? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »
If you’re heading off to see X-Men: Apocalypse at your local multiplex this weekend, be sure to stick around until all the credits have rolled by because there’s a special scene at the end of the movie that hints at what’s next for the X-Men franchise. However, unless you’re a fan of the comics, there’s a chance you might not know what the scene means at all. After the jump, we explain the meaning of the X-Men Apocalypse credits scene and what it might mean for future X-Men movies.
Beware of spoilers for X-Men: Apocalypse from here on out. 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 »