BREAKING MOVIE NEWS
For the last couple of years Tatum has been pushing hard to make a Gambit movie happen, with himself in the role of the cajun mutant. Then, this past week there was a media explosion over reports that he was on his way off the project.
While the Ghostbusters franchise relaunches next year with an impressive lineup of funny female talent, reports of a subsequent guy-centric counterpart film came and went… until they came back again. Now, writer Drew Pearce, who is attached to the franchise spinoff, straightens the record on the project’s alleged man-filled mandate.
The will we, won't we game around a potential Chris Pratt/Channing Ghostbusters continues, and according to the latest word, it sounds like the project is going to happen.
Director Rupert Wyatt's Gambit movie may be in serious trouble now that it's been revealed that Channing Tatum could possibly leave the project. Whether or not he goes, however, the film will continue, and that means adding to the cast. Apparently while dealing with the Tatum situation, Fox is working to cast the movie's female lead, and it appears that Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol star Lea Seydoux is a candidate for the part.
When 20th Century Fox first announced that they would be making a Gambit movie, it was largely driven by the presence of Channing Tatum - who has been campaigning for the lead role in the project for a while now. Unfortunately, it now looks as though it might all be crumbling apart, as new reports are saying that the actor is making plans to leave the production.
With the First Class-led X-Men trilogy coming to an end, Fox is now investing in the future of its superhero franchise…literally. Deadpool is already revving up for release, a New Mutants adaptation is somewhere down the line, and a Fantastic Four-X-Men crossover is under discussion, but Gambit will cost an arm and leg for the studio to make.
With a release date set for October of next year, Rupert Wyatt’s Gambit movie is expected to go into production very soon… but at this point it seems like the film still has a lot of stuff to take care of in pre-production. Channing Tatum is currently the only actor attached to the project, and it’s extremely unlikely that 20th Century Fox plans to keep it that way.
We all saw that incredible superhero selfie, right? And amid the chaos was Channing Tatum. The Gambit star came out at the last minute to join the photo, though he wasn’t featured on stage in any of the early panel presentations. So, what was he doing there?
Before Channing Tatum was cast as Gambit, Taylor Kitsch originated the role in 2009’s X-Men Origins: Wolverine. Here’s how Kitsch feels about the Magic Mike XXL star taking over the role for the spinoff next year.
Don’t cry for the gyrating, undulating dudes of the Magic Mike two-fer, is what I’m saying. But do wonder what might have been, if more people skipped Jurassic World for the fifth time and danced the night away, instead.
This weekend sees Mike and his fellow dancers hitting the road from Tampa to Myrtle Beach to attend an annual male strippers convention. Expected hijinks ensue as they pit stop in such regional hotspots as Savannah. But it’s a ride worth taking, and a ride that I hope the guys continue in a 3D Magic Mike 3 somewhere down the line.
If the Mike franchise can continue reinventing itself, multiple sequels aren’t just appreciated, they will be demanded.
Channing Tatum’s next goal for Gambit is to nail down the character’s infamous accent, and he’s already formulated a plan to make sure the X-Men card shark’s voice sounds authentic.
Is Magic Mike just a dumb Boogie Nights? Or a smart Showgirls? This new Honest Trailer should help you figure that out.
Entertainment news is a tough business. You have to be willing to ask the tough questions, like how many air humps can you expect to see in Magic Mike XXL?
Channing Tatum has been working to make a Gambit movie happen for quite some time. Now that those pesky minor details,like directors, have been sorted out things appear to be moving forward. There’s a lot of work for Tatum to do in order to create the character that he want’s Gambit to be.
It appeared for some time that Paul Feig’s upcoming adaptation of Ghostbusters showcasing an all-female main cast was going to be spun-off into an all-male project starring Channing Tatum. However, recent comments from Tatum’s producing partner indicate that those plans have fallen flat.
In Magic Mike XXL, the boys from the original, hit movie take their show on the road, leaving the confines of Tampa and driving to Myrtle Beach for an annual strippers convention. Along the way, the guys evaluate their futures as exotic male dancers, and figure that if they are going to bring this dream-life scenario to a close.
It’s always good to hear actors say how they really feel about previous projects that we’ve always assumed they secretly hated. It’s refreshingly human. And so hearing Channing Tatum’s declaration that he hates G.I. Joe: The Rise Of Cobra will probably make you love the aesthetically pleasing thespian even more.
The X-Men franchise’s upcoming Gambit stand-alone has spent many months with some major question marks surrounding it. The film has seemingly spent the last few months making very little forward movement in development, but that changed in a big way this week.