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It's official! Channing Tatum is Gambit! Despite reports that the actor was wanting to back out of the project, THR confirms that Channing Tatum has officially closed his deal, making him part of 20th Century Fox's Marvel family. The film will open in theaters October 2016.
Most expected that the actor would eventually sign his deal. And fans were shocked to hear that he wanted out. The project seemed to be falling apart as sources close to the production suggested that Fox and Channing Tatum couldn't come to terms on the contract. While that is now proven untrue, it is said that the studio and the actor did hit a sensitive spot in negotiations. That sensitive spot was not disclosed to the public.
News of Tatum’s official involvement in the “X-Men” spinoff lays to rest the rumors that the project was falling apart.
Tatum has been tied to the superhero pic for some time as producer and star. He even appeared at Fox’s Comic-Con panel with the cast of “X-Men.” Details on the extent of Tatum’s involvement in future “X-Men” projects are still under wraps.
“Gambit” is slated for an October 2016 release.
Tatum is repped by UTA.
The news was first reported by The Hollywood Reporter.
- Marianne Zumberge
Channing Tatum has closed his deal to star in the X-Men spin-off "Gambit" for 20th Century Fox according to THR. This follows on from reports last week that indicated the actor was seriously considering leaving the project after he and Fox failed to come to terms.
So was it the classic old Hollywood tactic of "negotiating in the press"? The trade says they did hit a sensitive spot in negotiations, but his participation hardly was in any real danger because the actor already had invested heavily in the superhero part.
What was a sticking point was both Tatum's backend compensation, and the extent of his involvement in the X-Men universe as Fox was seeing this as a multi-picture commitment.
- Garth Franklin
While nothing is official yet, The Wrap reports that the actor’s deal to star as the title character is certainly in “jeopardy,” although Fox is in the middle of negotiations to keep Tatum from leaving. The site even suggests that director Rupert Wyatt (Rise of the Planet of the Apes) will begin looking for actors to replace him shortly.
A casting call for the film was leaked online last Saturday, and it seemed that Gambit was moving along nicely, but there’s no denying that Tatum’s probable departure will be a major setback. Filming was supposed to start in October, and it still may, depending on how quickly Fox recovers.
Tatum was also set to produce the project with his partner Reid Carolin, »
- Justin Cook
Just a few weeks after making a surprise appearance on the Hall H stage at Comic-Con while wearing a Gambit t-shirt, Channing Tatum is reportedly planning to leave the project. The Wrap reports that the actor's deal with 20th Century Fox is "in jeopardy of falling apart," while insiders claim that director Rupert Wyatt may have to start looking for a new leading man. One source said that negotiations are still ongoing between the actor and 20th Century Fox, but the source did admit that "something is up."
The shake-up comes just as the studio is in the process of testing female leads alongside Channing Tatum, including Spectre star Léa Seydoux. Channing Tatum was also set to produce Gambit with his partner Reid Carolin, but it isn't known if he plans to stay on as a producer, or if producers Lauren Shuler Donner and Simon Kinberg will continue on without them. »
Is Channing Tatum leaving the 20th Century Fox family after showing up at Comic-Con arm in arm with all the current “X-Men” and “Fantastic Four” team? Tatum’s been the driving force behind a “Gambit” movie, a character arguably not solo-movie worthy, but the actor’s enthusiasm for the “X-Men” mutant was enough for Fox and producers Simon Kinberg and Lauren Shuler Donner to eventually green-light the picture. But according to a report from The Wrap tonight, negotiations with Tatum have broken down and the actor is expected to exit the role. Read More: Ranked: All The Characters Of The Marvel Cinematic Universe This would leave director Rupert Wyatt scrambling for a new lead actor as “Gambit” is already set to shoot this fall and land in theaters October 7, 2016; about a year turn-around. Evidently Lea Seydoux has tested for one of the roles in the movie, but is there even a “Gambit” movie without Tatum? »
- Edward Davis
Channing Tatum’s “Gambit” deal is in jeopardy of falling apart and he is planning to exit the comic book project at 20th Century Fox, an individual with knowledge of the situation has told TheWrap. The studio had been in the process of testing young actresses to star alongside Tatum, including Lea Seydoux, but insiders suggest that director Rupert Wyatt will soon have to find a new leading man. It is unclear whether Tatum and his producing partner Reid Carolin plan to remain involved in a producing capacity, or whether Simon Kinberg and Lauren Shuler Donner will move forward on their own. »
- Jeff Sneider
Channing Tatum may not be playing the "X-Men" mutant Gambit after all. Tatum spoke of his love for the role for some time and was set for a standalone "Gambit" film from 20th Century Fox a while back.
A few months ago "Rise of the Planet of the Apes" director Rupert Wyatt came onboard to direct and an October 2016 release date was locked in. At last report around Comic Con a few weeks ago, things seemed to be progressing smoothly and production has been in the process of testing young actresses for the female lead including "Spectre" actress Lea Seydoux.
Today comes a report from the The Wrap which says Tatum's deal is in jeopardy of falling apart and he is planning to exit the project. Another source says that though Tatum's reps are still in active discussions with the studio, they acknowledged that "something is up".
If Tatum opts out of starring, »
- Garth Franklin
It's no secret X-Men Origins: Wolverine disappointed many X-Men fans. The movie crammed in a number of characters into its convoluted story, and has since become infamous for the way it handled fan-favorites such as 'Deadpool' & 'Gambit'. 2016 looks to be the year that will set the wrongs of Origins right, with both characters receiving spin-off movies. But while Ryan Reynolds will reprise his role as the Merc With A Mouth, Taylor Kitsch will not follow suit with Gambit. The role has since been passed to Channing Tatum (a personal favorite of longtime X-Men producer Lauren Shuler Donner). While talking to The Daily Beast, Kitsch was asked about whether he had a chance at reprising the role before Tatum's casting. While the True Detective star confessed he hadn't been approached, he did graciously wish his successor all the best for the future. "Um…no, I didn’t have a go. »
Channing Tatum Reveals More Info on Gambit and Says He Won’t Appear in X-Men: Apocalypse. We have known for a while that Gambit will make his solo debut on screen. However, we won’t be seeing him in the upcoming X-Men: Apocalypse according to Channing Tatum.
While doing an Ama at Reddit to promote his new film Magic Mike Xxl, a fan asked if Tatum’s Gambit would be appearing in upcoming X-Men: Apocalypse. “No ma’am, or sir. I definitely will not,” the actor replied when asked about his character possibly appearing in Bryan Singer’s film.
It will be the second standalone character. And I just really think because Gambit is »
- Mufsin Mahbub
Back when word first reached us that Fox was interested in getting Channing Tatum on board as Gambit, producer Lauren Shuler Donner suggested that X-Men: Apocalypse would be the perfect place to introduce him. Once Tatum was officially on board, that still seemed to be the plan of action - but recently the actor stated that a solo outing might be a better option than having the Cajun card-shark debut with the other mutants in a team-based movie. Now, during his Reddit Ama, he finally confirmed that we definitely won't be seeing a Gambit cameo in Apocalypse. The other day we found out that Rise of The Planet of the Apes director Rupert Wyatt would be helming the Gambit movie, and Tatum also comments on that, before once again expressing their intent to do something different with this character. Are you glad we won't be seeing Gambit in X-Men: Apocalypse »
Gambit Rupert Wyatt scoop! Director who brought Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes and The Gambler to screens, will next direct Gambit for Fox, a spin-off from the X-Men movies. Gambit Rupert Wyatt scoop – English helmer to direct for 20th Century Fox
Rupert Wyatt, who helmed the brilliant The Escapist, before going on to direct big-budget Hollywood blockbusters Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes and The Gambler, is being lined up to direct Channing Tatum in the Gambit movie over at Fox. The English director is set to take control of the film for a potential October shoot with Tatum in the lead role.
- Paul Heath
Tatum is also producing with partner Reid Carolin, along with Lauren Shuler Donner and Simon Kinberg. Wyatt, who helmed “Rise of the Planet of the Apes” for the studio and Mark Wahlberg’s “The Gambler,” will direct from Josh Zetumer’s script.
Wyatt is repped by UTA and Gang Tyre.
- Dave McNary
Rupert Wyatt, who directed The Gambler and Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes, will helm Gambit with Channing Tatum aboard to star. The X-Men movie spinoff from Fox has Robocop scribe Josh Zetumer writing. The studio attached Tatum to star and to produce last October with his Free Association partner Reid Carolin, The Donners Company's Lauren Shuler Donner, and Genre Films' Simon Kinberg. The project is expected to roll before before the cameras in October. The screenplay is… »
Rupert Wyatt has closed a deal to direct Channing Tatum in 20th Century Fox’s comic book movie “Gambit,” TheWrap has learned. Simon Kinberg and Lauren Shuler Donner are producing the “X-Men” spinoff with Tatum and his producing partner Reid Carolin. Joshua Zetumer wrote the screenplay. Tatum will play New Orleans thief Remy LeBeau, aka super-powered mutant Gambit, who has the ability to harness kinetic energy. Also Read: Channing Tatum, Matt Bomer Boost 'Magic Mike Xxl' With Float at Los Angeles Gay Pride Parade (Photos) Wyatt is a substantial ‘get’ for the studio, which chased after many other »
- Jeff Sneider
Twentieth Century Fox’s X-Men spinoff Gambit has found its director. Rupert Wyatt, who directed Fox’s Rise of the Planet of the Apes, will direct the comic book movie that has Channing Tatum attached to star, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed. The project is one of the studio’s priorities and has a release date of Oct. 7, 2016. Josh Zetumer penned the script for the film, which is being produced by Tatum, Reid Carolin, Lauren Shuler Donner and Simon Kinberg. Gambit, a mutant with the ability to harness kinetic energy, is one of the more recently-created X-characters (created in
- Borys Kit
Gambit is a New Orleans thief and mutant with the ability to harness kinetic energy. He quickly established himself as a fan favorite and was previously portrayed on screen by Taylor Kitsch in "X-Men Origins: Wolverine".
Source: Heat Vision »
- Garth Franklin
Poor Channing Tatum has been trying to get a Gambit movie made for quite some time. He.s ready to star as the Cajun mutant who is arguably the most popular of the X-Men among fans (second to Wolverine, of course). He has a script written by Josh Zetumer, who wrote the Robocop remake. He has producers in Lauren Shuler Donner and Simon Kinberg, who are both experienced in working with 20th Century Fox.s Marvel properties. Now, if only he could find a director. It.s not for lack of trying. According to multiple sources a slew of big names have been offered the director.s chair but they keep turning it down. According to Umberto Gonzales both Bennett Miller, who directed Tatum in Foxcatcher and Darren Aronofsky, who was once tapped to direct The Wolverine, have both passed on the job. In addition, the Meet the Movie Press »
It cannot be denied that cinema is currently awash with superheroes, and is certain to stay that way for many years to come, if studio release slate announcements are anything to go by. While the partnerships between Warner Bros and DC, and Disney and Marvel respectively are uppermost in the minds of most fans, the reality of comic book film adaptations is less straight-forward, with different characters belonging to different studios. For example, while the Marvel Cinematic Universe may be considered to have begun with Iron Man back in 2008, 20th Century Fox was way ahead of the game, enjoying success with an X-Men franchise – beginning in 2000. That franchise has so far generated seven movies, with a further six planned. Those upcoming films include spin-off titles for Deadpool and Gambit.
The character of Gambit is a mutant with a heavy Cajun accent and a shadowy personal life. He first appeared in »
- Sarah Myles
Josh Boone, director of The Fault In Our Stars, is set to write and direct The New Mutants for Fox as an expansion of the X-Men franchise. Boone will co-write the adaptation of Marvel’s The New Mutants comic-book series, released in the 1980s, with Knate Gwaltney, and Simon Kinberg and Lauren Shuler Donner have signed […]
- Olivia Truffaut
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