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s popular as superhero movies are, finding a director for one is apparently far from easy. Channing Tatum has been working on making a Gambit movie for years. He’s had pretty much everything he needed except a director.
The shot in question comes at a minute and a half in the trailer and shows four men standing together. They’re mostly covered up but three of the four are recognizable because we’ve seen enough of them, and because they are named in the trailer.
The clock is ticking on finding a new director for Gambit after Rupert Wyatt exited the project, but now it appears that have three finalists that are up for the job.
Fox’s Gambit isn’t the first film — nor the first superhero film — to lose its director, but it was nonetheless disconcerting when Rupert Wyatt dropped out. So who would be an interesting enough name to man the helm on the Channing Tatum pic? The latest buzz is forming around Doug Liman.
Apparently, Gambit has 99 problems, but Rogue ain’t one — which totally blows. Following the news that Rise of the Planet of the Apes director Rupert Wyatt dropped out of the solo Gambit film for Fox, Anna Paquin has come out to confirm that she will not be reprising her role in the film. Talk about a missed opportunity.
We first learned about Channing Tatum's desire to play Evel Knievel on the big screen all the way back in 2012, but only now does it seem like that particular dream is being realized. And now that the movie seems to be getting some traction, the 21 Jump Street starring is preparing for his performance by learning a new skill...
The Channing Tatum-fronted superhero flick Gambit can't catch a break. The latest hurdle it has to clear is a significant loss, too, as the director has reportedly jumped ship.
The long dormant Evel Knieval biopic may finally have a director, and Darren Aronofsky is the name that's being whispered around town. Read on to see why this is a good thing.
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.