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While the X-Men film franchise moves forward with projects like X-Men: Apocalypse, Deadpool and a rumored live-action TV show, one aspect of the series have been relatively quiet recently. Back in May, reports indicated that Channing Tatum would play Gambit in a standalone movie, the actor repeatedly expressing his interest in playing the Raginí Cajun. But it many be years before we actually get to see his take on the character.
With the cast of 22 Jump Street currently making the press rounds, MTV took the opportunity to ask Channing Tatum about his possible first superhero movie. The actor confirmed that there have been discussions about him taking the part, but that there are still a lot of things that need to be done before the film can actually be made
The question is, when would we see Channing Tatum's Gambit? Given that Tatum is an A-List actor, it seems unlikely he'd play a bit role in X-Men: Apocalypse. Could Fox be planning Gambit as a starring vehicle for Tatum, possibly for that unrevealed 2018 release date?
Gambit has been a fan-favorite of the X-books for years. He was portrayed on screen by box-office poison Taylor Kitsch in the standalone film X-Men Origins: Wolverine. And while his take on the character wasnít terrible, fans no doubt left that movie thinking that Gambit deserved better.
If Fox wants to extend the brand for years (as is the plan), they are going to have to continue to develop the versions of the X-Men characters introduced in Matthew Vaughnís X-Men: First Class.
Gavin Hood's legendarily bad X-Men Origins: Wolverine featured the Ragin' Cajun played by Taylor Kitch, but the version of the character had two distinct problems: he couldn't be bothered to speak in his classic New Orleans accent, and he really had no purpose being in the story. The failure was so bad that we really haven't heard anything about the future of Gambit since... that is, until now.
Remember back when X-Men Origins: Wolverine suggested that Fox would tell other origin stories? As bad as Origins was, I still believe in the idea.
Colin Firth, who was famous for a long time as the stammering dreamboat of Bridget Jones's Diary or Love, Actually, has been on a serious streak lately, starting with an Oscar-nominated turn in the period drama A Serious Man, leading into the Oscar-winning role in The King's Speech,
Itís not the full trailer. Expect that to come along shortly. But this clip does give you the first look at Colin Firth and Cameron Diaz in action in the story of a disgruntled corporate employee trying to swindle his conniving boss.
CBS Films recently moved the upcoming Coen brother-scripted remake of Gambit to a mysterious date sometime in winter 2013, but the movie is still on target for a release this fall in the UK.
We've already seen some big movies get pushed far back into the release schedule so far in 2012. At the start of the year it was reported that Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters, a new action film starring Jeremy Renner and Gemma Arterton, was moved from March 2, 2012 to January 11, 2013. We then saw another major shift at the start of the summer when it was announced that G.I. Joe: Retaliation...
Seven Psychopaths, the sophomore writing/directing effort from In Bruges filmmaker Martin McDonagh, has been given a November 11, 2012 date. This means that the movie will be going up against the remake of Red Dawn, Disney's Wreck-It Ralph and the Seth Rogen-Barbra Streisand comedy The Guilt Trip.
Stanley Tucci And Cloris Leachman Join Gambit, Plus First Look At Cameron Diaz And Colin Firth Together
It's still a little hard to believe that, as his follow-up to his Oscar-winning role in The King's Speech, Colin Firth will be starring in a caper comedy. Oh, and he's starring opposite Cameron Diaz. Oh, and the script was written by the Coen Brothers, and will be directed by The Last Station's Michael Hoffman
As Colin Firth's follow-up to his Oscar-winning The King's Speech role and a caper comedy written by the Coen Brothers, Gambit is sneakily becoming one of my more anticipated movies of the next year or so. A remake of the 60s comedy that starred Michael Caine and Shirley MacLaine
CBS Films has made five films since January 2010, and despite trying to reach all corners of the market they have yet to have a real solid opening. From Extraordinary Measures to Beastly none of their films have opened at number one on their respective weekend and while the latter film is still in theaters, none have been able to make more than $40 million domestically (The Back-Up Plan is their most successful film with a $37 million domestic take).