Los Angeles, April 17: Actor Channing Tatum says he might star in an upcoming "X-Men" film as he's been meeting with producers about taking on the role of Gambit.
The "21 Jump Street" star has admitted he's been meeting with producers of the sci-fi films and has been discussing the possibility of taking on the role of Gambit, who he says he relates to because of their shared heritage, reports contactmusic.com.
"I met with Lauren Shuler Donner(producer of 'X-Men'). And I would love it. Gambit is really the only X-Man I've ever loved," he said.
"I mean I've loved them all, they're all great, but I guess from being down south - my dad's from Louisiana, I'm from Mississippi, Alabama, Florida - I don't know. I just relate. »
- Machan Kumar
With only hours ago before the official selection for the Main Competition is announced, we’ve narrowed our final predictions to the following titles that we’re crystal-balling as the films that will be included on Thierry Fremaux’s highly anticipated list. Despite an obvious drought of Asian auteurs (we’re thinking the rumored frontrunner Takashi Miike won’t be included in tomorrow’s list) who’s to say there won’t be some definite surprises, like Jia Zhang-ke’s A Touch of Sin last year.
Several hopefuls appear not to be ready in time, including Malick, Hsou-hsien, Cristi Puiu, and Innarritu, to name a few. But there does appear to be a high quantity of exciting titles from some of cinema’s leading auteurs. We’re still a bit tentative about whether Xavier Dolan’s latest, Mommy, will get a main competition slot—instead, we’re predicting another surprise, »
- IONCINEMA.com Contributing Writers
In keeping with the tradition of celebrating our nation’s birth by grilling up a lot of weiners, Magic Mike Xxl will grind and thrust its way into theaters on July 3, 2015, adding to the insanity of an already crowded summer release schedule. Magic Mike Xxl will be going pec to pec with Terminator: Genesis, set to be released on July 1. I have a feeling they aren’t targeting the same audience, though.
Magic Mike was a surprise hit for Warner Bros., bringing in well over $150 million on a $7 million budget. But it was a pretty self-contained story, and without director Steven Soderbergh behind the camera, I don’t know if they can elevate the cliched and cheesy aspects as well as the first film did. Also, didn’t he quit stripping at the end? Is it going to be Magic Mike Xxl: Return of the Thong? Dear Lord, I hope not. »
- Mily Dunbar
It won’t be long now until the X-Men franchise sets a new record for onscreen mutants with Days of Future Past, a movie about future X-Men and past X-Men and perhaps even some present-day X-Men. Beyond lies Apocalypse and another Wolverine and a mysterious spin-off movie that might be X-Force, with the implicit promise that they’ll keep making X-Men movies until X-Men 2099 is considered a period piece. (Remember X-Men 2099? Skullfire!) But a new dark horse has entered the X-Men Spin-Off Showcase sweepstakes: Channing Tatum told MTV’s Josh Horowitz that he has spoken to X-producer Lauren Shuler Donner »
- Darren Franich
Welcome to the latest installment of Trailer Park, our regular look at the latest trailers to hit the interwebs. This “volume” is features a bevy of the latest trailers including Bad Neighbours, 22 Jump Street, Deadly Revisions, Deliver Us From Evil, Oculus, X-Men: Days of Future Past, Gone Girl, Blended, How To Train Your Dragon 2 and The Wind Rises.
22 Jump Street
22 Jump Street sees the return of Officers Schmidt (Jonah Hill) and Jenko (Channing Tatum) again going deep undercover, but this time at a local college to crack a crime ring within a fraternity. But when Jenko meets a kindred spirit on the football team and Schmidt infiltrates the bohemian art major scene, »
- Phil Wheat
On the eve of the Cannes Film Festival’s official selection announcement, a major competition prospect has emerged in Tommy Lee Jones’ frontier drama “The Homesman,” starring Jones and Hilary Swank as a claim jumper and a pioneer woman undertaking a perilous journey across the Midwest. Also featuring Meryl Streep, William Fichtner and Hailee Steinfeld, the film marks Jones’ first directorial outing since his 2005 Western, “The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada,” which walked away from the Croisette with two major prizes. Like “Three Burials,” “The Homesman” was financed and produced by Luc Besson’s EuropaCorp, which is also handling international sales on the film.
Also set to make its world premiere in Cannes is 20th Century Fox/DreamWorks Animation’s “How to Train Your Dragon 2,” which will receive an out-of-competition screening, in keeping with the festival’s tradition of bowing a U.S. studio blockbuster the first weekend. The sequel, »
- Justin Chang and Elsa Keslassy
The McConaissance was a wonderful thing for pop culture. It brought us Mud, and True Detective, and of course, culminated in Mr. Alright, Alright, Alright finally earning an Oscar for his work in Dallas Buyers Club.
But are fans of Matthew McConaughey about to experience a downside to the actor’s recent success? The Channing Tatum-penned Magic Mike sequel, Magic Mike Xxl, just received a release date of July 3, 2015. If things Work Out As They Should, it should be a wonderful two hours of G-strings, ’80s songs, and showcases of Tatum-created dance moves (ideally with less Alex Pettyfer and »
- Erin Strecker
We've got some new photos from two very different films to share with you. The image above features several cast members from Sly Stallone's hardcore action film, The Expendables 3. Then below you'll find a new image and four posters for Channing Tatum's weird-looking sci-fi adventure film, Jupiter Ascending. Out of these two movies, I'm definitely more excited for The Expendables 3. Which movie are you more excited to see?
- Joey Paur
The X-Men are sitting on top of the movie world right now. The third official trailer for Bryan Singer.s X-Men: Days of Future Past blew half of the Internet away when it dropped last night. A sequel, X-Men: Apocalypse, already is in play. But the potential for growth is always evident, and the already bustling cast of Fox.s mutant universe constantly teases new additions, or different versions of characters we have seen before. Channing Tatum would like to be one of those "different versions." The Magic Mike and 22 Jump Street superstar has been attached to the card-tossing Gambit for a little while now. basically ever since X-Men producer Lauren Shuler Donner went on record to exclaim that Tatum would be her ideal choice to play Gambit on screen. Well, while accepting the Trailblazer Award at Sunday.s MTV Movie Awards, Tatum spoke with the network about conversations being »
When it comes to cute coupledom in Hollywood, it is hard to out-adorable Emma Stone and Andrew Garfield. The couple of nearly three years, who reteam as comic-book sweethearts Peter Parker and Gwen Stacy in The Amazing Spider-Man 2, have turned the international press tour for the film into an around-the-world tour of love. "They almost seem to be in their own world when they spend time together," a source tells People in this week's issue. Still, they're not the only Hollywood couple with chemistry and charm to spare. Tell us: Which of the duos below deserves the title of Hollywood's Cutest Couple? »
- Michelle Tauber
Creationist Cosmos is a short story, Awkward’s new gays to “stir up some sh*t,” TV Land orders a gay Impastor series
Ariana Grande loves her gays, and she’s about to show it by performing at Jeffery Sanker’s White Party in Palm Springs. Not quite in keeping with her Nickelodeon image, but I’m sure she’ll have a blast. I attended a lot of various “color” parties, but never managed either White Party.
For reasons that can only be explained by, well, I don’t know who, the Louisiana House voted overwhelmingly to keep their unenforceable sodomy law on the books, 27-66.
Toss those Easter Eggs in your refrigerator, because Disney has outdone us all.
TV Land has given a pilot order for Impastor, contingent on casting. The story is about a scammer who runs from his debts by hiding out in a small town pretending »
- Ed Kennedy
Just last week we reported that Lauren Schuler Donner and Fox were keen to explore some potential X-Men spin-offs, with the former revealing she had Channing Tatum in mind to play Gambit. Now the star has revealed that he and Schuler Donner have met to discuss the role, and he sounds more than happy to play it, should everything come together as planned… "I met with Lauren Schuler Donner," reveals Tatum. "Gambit’s the only X-Man that I’ve ever loved. I [mean] I’ve loved them all, they’re all great, [but] I don’t know, I guess just...
- George Wales
The brilliant and hilarious stripper comedy Magic Mike, which sadly included no actual magic, was a bit of surprise hit when it first arrived in 2012. A sequel was quickly announced and now we have confirmation of the exact release date. The aptly titled Magic Mike Xxl will get people hot under the collar from 3rd July 2015. It’s a prime summer spot, especially in the Us where they’ll be celebrating Independence Day the very next day, and what better way to celebrate?
The original film was directed by Steven Soderbergh whereas the sequel will promote the first assistant director of Magic Mike, Gregory Jacobs, to the director’s chair. Channing Tatum is set to return, but there’s still no word on other cast members such as Matthew McConaughey. Tatum will also be contributing to the writing process, which is understandable as he used to work as a male stripper. »
- Luke Ryan Baldock
News Simon Brew 16 Apr 2014 - 06:47
Channing Tatum's interest in playing Gambit is no surprise. That he's had a meeting about playing the role in the X-Men spin-off, though...
Just days after one of the producers of the assorted X-Men films -Laura Shuler Donner - revealed that individual spin-off movies were now actively being pursued by 20th Century Fox, the identity of one of them potentially becomes clearer.
Shuler Donner had said that Gambit was one of the potential spin-offs that were being looked at, and at the MTV Movie Awards over the weekend, it turns out that Channing Tatum restated his interest in the role. In fact, more than that, he revealed he's already met Shuler Donner about it.
Chatting to MTV, Tatum said that "I met with Lauren Shuler Donner. And I would love it. Gambit is really the only X-Man I’ve ever loved. I mean I’ve loved them all, »
(Cbr) White House Down star Channing Tatum revealed last fall that he would love to play Gambit, scoring an enthusiastic endorsement from not only X-Men franchise producer Lauren Shuler Donner — “I’m dying to do a Gambit movie with Channing Tatum” — but also the blessing of Taylor Kitsch, who portrayed the character in "X-Men Origins: Wolverine". But what are the odds we could actually see Tatum as smooth-talking New Orleans mutant Remy LeBeau? Pretty decent, it seems. “I met with Lauren Shuler Donner, and I would love it,” he told MTV backstage at the MTV Movie Awards. “Gambit is really the only X-Man I’ve ever loved. I mean, I’ve loved them all, they’re all great, but I guess just being from being down South – my dad’s from Louisiana, I’m from Mississippi, Alabama, Florida – I don’t know, I just related to him. He’s just »
- Kevin Melrose, Comic Book Resources
Channing Tatum has been talking about wanting to play Gambit in an "X-Men" movie for years. And just recently "X-Men" producer Lauren Shuler Donner revealed that she would love to make a Gambit film with Tatum. Now, while promoting "22 Jump Street," Tatum confirmed that he met with Donner about playing the superhero. "I met with Lauren Shuler Donner. And I would love it. Gambit is really the only X-Man I've ever loved," he said. "I mean I've loved them all, they're all great, but I guess from being down south, I just related to him." Tatum continued: "He's just kind of suave. He's the most un X-Men X-Man that's ever been in X-Men. Other than maybe Wolverine, who's like the anti-hero. He's a thief. He's not even a hero. He's kind of walking the line of grey. He loves women and drinking and smoking and stuff so he's just a »
Gambit is my favorite X-Men character by far, which is why I was particularly irritated with his portrayal in director Gavin Hood’s misguided superhero flick “X-Men Origins: Wolverine.” Taylor Kitsch is probably a really nice guy, but he’s definitely not what I had in mind for Gambit. I keep hoping someone will do the character justice. Unfortunately, 20th Century Fox is keen on casting “Magic Mike” star Channing Tatum as Remy Etienne LeBeau in a standalone Gambit movie. Personally, I hate the idea. I Loathe It. I would love to see someone like Luke Evans tackle the role, though that’s probably not going to happen anytime soon. In fact, it seems Tatum is already in talks with producer Lauren Shuler Donner about the project. He recently told MTV News: I met with Lauren Shuler Donner. And I would love it. Gambit is really the only X-Man I’ve ever loved. »
- Todd Rigney
It’s a good time to be Channing Tatum. One minute he’s taking a meeting with the X-Men people, the next minute MTV is bestowing their most prestigious golden popcorn bucket upon him. And amidst all that goodness is something else to be proud of: Warner Bros. considers him decent enough competition (or at least, a viable alternative) to the Terminator franchise. Because it’s just been announced that Tatum’s Magic Mike 2 (rumored to be called Magic Mike Xxl) is slated for release on July 3, 2015, which is two days before Terminator Genesis‘s own release date in the Great Summer of All Blockbusters. Of course, the one thing 2015 doesn‘t already have is a sex movie about shirtless men (just kidding! — there’s also 50 Shades of Grey), so Tatum and his cohorts can step up to fill an important niche (har!). Magic Mike 2/Xxl‘s release date is also the first news about the sequel »
- Adam Bellotto
Warner Bros. wants you to celebrate Independence Day 2015 with ripped abs, greased-up pecs, g-strings, and dollar bills. The studio has revealed that "Magic Mike 2" will be released July 3, 2015, according to Deadline. Channing Tatum is returning in the title role in the sequel to the surprise 2012 hit directed by Steven Soderbergh. It was inspired by Tatum's days as a male stripper; he and Soderbergh co-produced and helped finance the film themselves. Soderbergh's longtime collaborator Gregory Jacobs is directing this time around. The sequel -- reported to be titled "Magic Mike Xxl" -- will provide counter-programming to the usual summer blockbuster fare. "Terminator: Genesis" opens two days earlier, and other July 2015 openers include "Despicable Me: Minions" the Peter Pan adaptation "Pan," and Marvel's "Ant-Man." The original "Magic Mike" also starred Matthew McConaughey, Alex Pettyfer, Matt Bomer and Joe Manganiello. It earned a huge $113.7 million domestically, and spawned a forthcoming Broadway musical. »
- Dave Lewis
It’s Twofer Tatum day in Newsville, with updates on one of Channing Tatum’s upcoming films and a quote from the actor about a rumoured project that has been circulating for a while. First up: he’s let slip some new details about Magic Mike 2.Talking with MTV after the channel’s movie awards show this weekend, Tatum admitted that the sequel was not, sadly, writing itself, but that he was still hard at work with writing partner Reid Carolin on the script. As for the concept, the writer/producer/actor reveals that it’ll be a road-trip movie, with some real moments, but not a dark drama. “This one, we want there to be a lot of conflict and a lot of struggle", he said, "but we also want there to be a shit ton of fun, of ridiculous stuff you’ll never see in a movie again. »
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