gambit movie villain

Remember the Gambit movie? Channing Tatum was all set to star as the Cajun mutant (even getting an atrocious haircut for the role) in a buzzy X-Men solo spin-off movie that went through numerous directors and writers before falling into oblivion after the Disney-Fox merger. Doug Liman was the last director to be attached to the film before he hammered the last nail in its coffin with an unforgiving, “It’s done.” But as recently as 2016, Gambit wasn’t done. X-Men: Apocalypse writer and Dark Phoenix director Simon Kinberg revealed that the nonsensical end-credits scene in Apocalypse were actually planting the seeds for a future Gambit film, teasing the film’s original intended villain, Mister Sinister.

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Bob the Musical has been in the works at Disney since as far back as 2004. Directors like Adam Shankman (Rock of Ages), Mark Waters (Mean Girls), Phil Lord and Chris Miller (21 Jump Street), and even Michel Hazanavicius (The Artist) have flirted with the project, but it just hasn’t gotten off the ground. But it sounds like the wheels are turning on the musical comedy yet again because Magic Mike star Channing Tatum has signed on to star in the movie. Read More »

(This article is part of our Best of the Decade series.)

A lot can change in a lifetime, so said the meme-able tagline for The Irishman this year. But it doesn’t even take a full life to observe a radical change in the trajectory of a life, as shown by the many artists who changed the course of their careers during the 2010s. It’s one thing to stage a comeback when you’re down and out in the public eye – after all, who doesn’t love an underdog story? – and another to successfully execute a 180-degree shift when things are going fairly smoothly.

This list pays tribute to those in the industry who pulled off pivots that caught us off-guard but did their job of redefining an already established star image. You might notice a running theme in this list: it’s disproportionately male, white and straight, unfortunately. This indicates that there is still room for the industry to improve in the 2020s and allow more opportunities for women, people of color and LGBTQ+ artists to spread their wings and avoid becoming pigeonholed into a single identity. But given the breadth of artists reshaping a well-known persona in this decade, they have many great playbooks to run.

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The Maxx adaptation

The Maxx, a popular comic from the early 1990s, is the latest comic book to be adapted for the screen. Channing Tatum (Magic Mike) and Roy Lee (It, The Departed) are teaming up to produce the adaptation, but it’s still too early in the development stage to know whether it will be a film or a TV series. Learn more about The Maxx below. Read More »

channing tatum directorial debut

Actor and handsome man Channing Tatum is about to move into directing with Dog, a road-trip comedy that he’ll co-helm with Reid Carolin. Tatum will also star in the film, which is about an Army Ranger on a road trip (with his dog) to attend a funeral. I have only one question: will the dog be a good dog? Ha, trick question – all dogs are good dogs.

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Avatar Cast Chris Evans Channing tatum

Avatar stars the somewhat bland Sam Worthington as Jake Sully. But at one point, the role almost went to one of two far more charismatic actors. According to Mr. Avatar himself, James Cameron, both Chris Evans and Channing Tatum came very close to landing the lead role, but Worthington ultimately won the filmmaker over. The rest is history.

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Could Channing Tatum Direct ‘Gambit’?

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If Channing Tatum plays his cards right, he could add “director” to his long and colorful resume. But that’s if luck is a lady to Gambit, the long-gestating 20th Century Fox superhero movie that has seen a revolving door of directors while Tatum grew out his hair to no avail. With Disney’s acquisition of 20th Century Fox ongoing, it seemed like Gambit was out for the count. But a new report about Tatum’s departure from his longtime talent agency suggests that Gambit may see action after all.

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Superhero movies have tackled every genre from the heist, to the Western, to the spy thriller. Now, the comic book movie may finally meet that much-derided, often undervalued, genre: the romantic-comedy. And that genre crossover will happen with…Gambit?

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smallfoot trailer

The yetis in Warner Bros.’ upcoming CG-animated film Smallfoot thought humans were a myth. Well, they were…myth-taken.

The close community of yetis who live atop a towering mountain are thrown into chaos when Migo (Channing Tatum) sees the mythical human being, or “Smallfoot,” for the first time. But when no one believes him, Migo takes it upon himself to prove that they exist.

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Gambit movie update

They’re still planning to make that Gambit movie, huh?

We’re coming up on the three year anniversary of when Channing Tatum took the stage at Comic-Con to join a group photo of all the stars of the X-Men movies, and production has still yet to begin on a film about the card-throwing Cajun mutant. And despite the fact that the movie still hasn’t been able to lock down a director, producer Simon Kinberg is hopeful that the 20th Century Fox film will begin shooting this summer. Read the latest Gambit movie update below.
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