Things looked shaky there for a while, but Fox and Channing Tatum have evidently ironed out any issues that they had, as it’s being reported that the Magic Mike Xxl actor has officially signed on to play card-flinging Cajun mutant Remy Lebeau, Aka Gambit.
Earlier in the week, news broke that Tatum looked likely to leave the project. Though no specific reason was given, it was assumed money was definitely a factor – but THR reckon the deal was never in any real danger, even though they add that the actor and studio “did hit a sensitive spot in negotiations,” and that “backend compensation was also a sticking point.”
With Hugh Jackman expected to hang up the claws after his next solo Wolverine flick, Fox will apparently look to Tatum’s Gambit to replace him as the “anchor” of their X-movies, which are poised to expand to a full cinematic »
- Mark Cassidy
A few days back, we got word that Fox’s latest X-Men spin-off, Gambit, was in danger of falling apart, with rumours that Channing Tatum, long attached to the project, was getting ready to walk. But it turns out everything is running smoothly, with The Hollywood Reporter telling us that Tatum has signed on the dotted line a deal for him to star and produce the first solo adventure of the fan favourite Cajun mutant. Referencing the earlier report, the publication did say the negotiations did hit a ‘sensitive spot’, apparently relating to the back end deal, but with the actor being associated with the project as star and producer for a number of years, it was in no danger of losing him. Which is a good thing really, since Fox are going all in with the spin-off with a budget rumoured to be $150 million, the highest so far for a stand alone X-Man adventure. »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Tom White)
The actor has reportedly closed a deal to star as the card-slinging mutant in at least one "X-Men" spin-off.
Despite rumors that the movie was in jeopardy after the actor had alleged trouble negotiating with 20th Century Fox, The Hollywood Reporter said on Saturday that Channing and the studio have come to terms for the superhero film.
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Channing Tatum, long touted to star in the X-Men spinoff Gambit, closed his deal. Is that a story? The only qualification was that one outlet, hearing the same rumor as every other outlet, ran a big misleading headline saying Tatum would drop out of the film, though in the story got only as concrete as saying “something’s up” in his deal making. Fox business affairs is a nightmare in any deal, and the rumor was that Tatum’s deal wasn’t making easily. Nobody really thought… »
Channing Tatum has closed his deal to star in 20th Century Fox’s superhero movie “Gambit,” an insider with knowledge of the negotiations told TheWrap. The move comes just three days after TheWrap exclusively reported that the deal between the actor and studio for the X-Men spinoff was in jeopardy. Representatives for 20th Century Fox and Tatum could not immediately be reached for comment. Also Read: Channing Tatum Superhero Movie 'Gambit' in Jeopardy as Deal Unravels (Exclusive) Insiders told TheWrap on Tuesday that the studio had been in the process of testing young actresses to star alongside Tatum, »
- Joseph Kapsch and Matt Donnelly
Following reports that Channing Tatum had decided against starring in Gambit, it has now been confirmed that the actor has finalised his deal to play the Cajun mutant in the spinoff. It sounds like the news of him dropping out of the project at the last minute may have been a negotiating tactic, as Fox
- Josh Wilding
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.
Part of making it in Hollywood is knowing the fine art of negotiation. It's knowing what you're worth and moving all the puzzle pieces and interested parties around the industry chessboard so that it all plays to your favor, and Channing Tatum has done just that with "Gambit." After a brief panic that he might leave the movie earlier this week, everything is back on track. Read More: 'Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes' Helmer Rupert Wyatt To Direct Channing Tatum 'X-Men' Spinoff 'Gambit' THR reports that yes, negotiations did hit a tough spot, but the movie was never in any actual danger, the smoke has cleared, and Tatum is locked for "Gambit." Whether or not the negotiation news hitting the press was a sly tactic or ushered along the talks, perhaps we'll never know, but it couldn't have hurt Tatum. The conversations between the studio and »
- Kevin Jagernauth
My fellow Americans, our long national nightmare is over. Unless you.re not a Channing Tatum fan, in that case, it.s just getting started. 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. We can now report that not only is Tatum still involved, his deal is closed. Channing Tatum will be Gambit. The Hollywood Reporter broke the news that Tatum is now officially on board as Gambit, the other character who was in X-Men Origins: Wolverine that really needed to get his own movie. What.s more, according to the report, the recent rumors that Tatum had left the project were entirely untrue. While there were negotiations ongoing which had apparently »
Just a few days ago, fans looking forward to seeing Channing Tatum join the mutant ranks of the X-Men with the spin-off Gambit got some bad news. The Magic Mike and 21 Jump Street star was considering dropping out of the project set up at 20th Century Fox. But we can all breathe a sigh […]
- Ethan Anderton
Earlier this week, it was reported that the Magic Mike star's deal with 20th Century Fox was on the verge of collapsing.
However, Tatum and the studio have continued negotiations this week to iron out their differences, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Finer points to be agreed apparently included the level of Tatum's involvement in the X-Men universe, as well as backend compensation - a proportion of the profit that the film makes after it breaks even at the box office.
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Following reports earlier this week that said 20th Century Fox's Gambit may lose Channing Tatum, The Hollywood Reporter has now confirmed that the studio and Magic Mike star have closed a deal. The trade source goes on to reveal that negotiations almost fell through partially due to there being uncertainty about the nature of Tatum's multi-picture role. Apparently, with Hugh Jackman gearing up for his last run as the Wolverine, Fox is looking to Remy LeBeau aka Gambit as a new anchor in the X-Men universe with the mutant headlining his own films and appearing in others. Furthermore, The Hollywood Reporter notes "backend compensation was also a sticking point" in Tatum threatening to exit the project. Nevertheless, with Rupert Wyatt directing, Gambit is still on schedule to start filming in October, and open in theaters on October 7, 2016. What do you think? »
Rumors of Channing Tatum’s departure from Gambit have been greatly exaggerated, it turns out: The Magic Mike Xxl star will definitely, totally, officially portray the Cajun superhero in Rupert Wyatt’s upcoming film, according to The Hollywood Reporter.One thing that needed figuring out was the extent of Tatum’s involvement in the X-Men universe. Fox sees Tatum’s Gambit, a mutant who harnesses kinetic energy, as one of the anchor characters of the X-universe, akin to Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine, someone who would anchor his own movies and appear in numerous others. It’s a commitment that could theoretically last more than a decade. (Jackman has been portraying Wolverine since 2000, for instance.) Sources say that backend compensation was also a sticking point. After months of rumors and speculation and he-said-she-said reports, all doubts have finally been assuaged. »
- Greg Cwik
A few days ago it was being reported that Channing Tatum’s involvement in 20th Century Fox’s Gambit movie was hanging by a thread, but now The Hollywood Reporter has revealed that the star has closed his deal with the studio to appear as the Cajun mutant Remy LeBeau.
The site reports that negotiations had been “sensitive” with regards to backend compensation, as well as Tatum’s involvement in the wider X-Men universe, with the studio viewing Gambit as a character who could headline his own movies as well as appearing in ensembles, much like Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine.
- Gary Collinson
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
Channing Tatum has closed a deal to star in Gambit, 20th Century Fox’s X-Men spinoff movie. The move, which was widely expected, contradicts reports that appeared last week suggesting the actor would exit the project after failing to come to terms with Fox. Sources say that Tatum and the studio did hit a sensitive spot in negotiations, but such back-and-forth is a normal part of top-level talent dealmaking. The Magic Mike star's participation hardly was in any real danger because the actor already had invested quite a bit in the superhero part. Tatum has been attached
- Borys Kit
Like husband, like wife! Following Channing Tatum’s epic "7 Dance Moves in 30 Seconds" video for Vanity Fair earlier this month, fellow dancer and wife Jenna Dewan Tatum decided to put her skills to the test, too. Check out the video above to see Jenna do the "Magic Mike," the Beyonce ... and the "I'm a Mom." We've gotta hand it to the mother-of-one, she definitely has hubby Channing Tatum's stripper moves down -- and we loved seeing her reenact a scene from "Step Up," the movie that brought her on-screen relationship with Channing to life. In the cute clip, the 34-year-old also jokes about why she decided to marry the "21 Jump Street" star after appearing in the the dance-heavy drama together back in 2006. "He saved you from falling on your head like ten times," she says, while pretending to talk to herself. "And you're like, 'We're getting married.'" Need »
- tooFab Staff
Well, it's finally August, and while the summer movie season isn't completely over it might as well be. This article was a difficult one to put together, because there just isn't much to recommend this month. But you know what, that's okay, I think I managed to pull together five solid titles for the "must-see" section, and lucky for us the fall festival season is just around the corner, which means things are about to heat up exponentially on the prestige movie front just in time to compensate for things cooling down outside as the seasons change. (I should note here, it is currently 106 degrees fahrenheit here in the desert, and the thought of things cooling down is marvelous, but also very premature.) We are coming off what turned out to be a pretty solid month last month, in my opinion, as I settled back into my routine after a »
- Jordan Benesh
It's official! The Deadpool trailer will arrive this Tuesday, August 4th. And it will be coming in both the gory, blood-soaked R rated red band version that is full of vulgar language and intense violence. As well as the family friendly, all-ages green band trailer that Ryan Reynolds can proudly show off to the kids at the many hospitals he frequents as part of the Make a Wish Foundation. Yes, everyone is going to get their wish this Tuesday! And it promises to be glorious!
Since Comic-Con kicked off earlier this month, 20th Century Fox has kept it's upcoming Marvel superhero movies in everyones peripheral vision. There has been a constant flood of both Deadpool and X-Men: Apocalypse images. We keep hearing updated story details. And there's even been a bit of controversy. First, the reveal of Apocalypse has kept a healthy dialogue going, with many fans appalled at Oscar Isaac's very blue appearance. »
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