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Nearly six months after producer Lauren Shuler Donner revealed that Channing Tatum will play Gambit in a new X-Men spin-off movie, the project is officially moving forward with Channing Tatum officially signed to star and Joshua Zetumer (RoboCop) writing the screenplay.
The script will be based on a treatment written by Marvel comics writer Chris Claremont, who created the character alongside Jim Lee in 1990, with story details being kept under wraps. The mutant character, also known as Remy LeBeau, has the ability to charge matter with an explosive kinetic energy, causing objects to explode on impact. Gambit was previously seen on the big screen in 2009's X-Men Origins: Wolverine, played by Taylor Kitsch.
Channing Tatum is also attached to produce Gambit with his Free Association partner Reid Carolin, who wrote the script for and is producing Magic Mike Xxl, which is currently in production. Lauren Shuler Donner is also producing alongside Simon Kinberg. »
20th Century Fox is officially moving forward with Channing Tatum's solo Gambit movie. Tatum is officially on board to star in it, and they've just hired RoboCop remake writer Josh Zetumer to to write the screenplay.
According to Deadline, the story for the film will be based on a treatment that was written by legendary Marvel Comics writer Chris Claremont, who co-created the character in 1990 with comic artist Jim Lee.
As of now, no plot details have been released, but fans have been waiting to see the badass character properly brought to life for the big screen. Taylor Kitsch played the character in X-Men Origins: Wolverine, but I think most X-Men fans would like to pretend that that movie never existed.
I'm happy to see that this movie is moving forward. I've always liked the idea of Tatum playing the character. He's become quite a talented actor over the »
- Joey Paur
Earlier this year, X-Men franchise producer Lauren Shuler Donner was talking about landing Channing Tatum to play the Cajun, kinetically charged mutant Gambit in his own spin-off film. Then the actor was confirmed to take the role in May, and we've just been waiting to see how it all plays out. Well, Deadline has more details with official word that Tatum is officially attached to the film at 20th Century Fox and the script will be written by RoboCop remake scribe Josh Zetumer, based on a treatment from Marvel Comics writer Chris Claremont, the man who created the cool character with Jim Lee back in 1990. More below! No matter how excited we are that Tatum is leading this film, we can't help but groan at the thought of the writer of the RoboCop remake writing this film. Hopefully the treatment from Chris Claremont helps guide it to a good place. »
- Ethan Anderton
20th Century Fox wants the world to know that they’ve not forgotten about card-trickster, Gambit. They might not be announcing a nine-film plan with crossovers more tangled than a box of Christmas lights, but they’ve officially revealed that Channing Tatum will lead the X-Men spinoff with Josh Zetumer onboard to pen the first draft.
Tatum’s name has been linked to Gambit for some time now, as the actor first showed interest in the role over a year ago. While today verifies his involvement, he spoke out earlier this month on the direction the story will take, implying it will be a unique origin story.
Now we’ve learned who will be tasked with bringing that tale to light, as Fox has hired Robocop scribe Josh Zetumer to pen the screenplay. With only one feature to his name, Zetumer might be considered a risky move but it seems »
- Gem Seddon
20th Century Fox is officially moving forward with the Gambit movie. Word started to surface a few months ago that an X-Men spinoff featuring the card-wielding mutant was in the works with Channing Tatum set to star, and now Fox has hired screenwriter Josh Zetumer to get to work on a script while Tatum is indeed officially attached to lead the feature. This isn’t the first movement on the project, however, as Marvel Comics writer Chris Claremont apparently wrote the treatment for the Gambit movie, which will form the basis of the screenplay. More after the jump. Per Deadline, Fox has set screenwriter Josh Zetumer to pen the Gambit movie script based off of Claremont’s treatment. Zetumer only has one produced feature under his belt, this year’s RoboCop remake, but apparently Fox thinks he’s the right man to tackle Gambit. The storyline for the film is being kept under wraps, »
- Adam Chitwood
The Gambit movie just took a big step forward. We know that Channing Tatum is set to play the character in a film from Fox that will likely connect to the existing X-Men franchise. And now the film has a screenwriter: Josh Zetumer (the RoboCop reboot) will script. But the interesting bit for long-time comic […]
- Russ Fischer
According to Deadline, Fox are moving ahead on the X-Men spin-off starring Gambit and have hired Robocop scribe Josh Zetumer to pen the screenplay. After being strongly rumoured and confirming that he was in talks, Channing Tatum is finally officially attached to star in the movie. You have to imagine that we'll see him make his debut in X-Men: Apocalypse, but there's no mention of that from the trade. Tatum is also producing with is Free Association partner Reid Carolin, and X-Men vets Lauren Shuler Donner and Simon Kinberg. One of the most exciting parts of this news is the fact that the screenplay is based on a treatement written by legendary X-Men writer Chris Claremont, the man who created the character alongside Jim Lee in 1990! Plot details are being kept under wraps for the time being however. What do you guys think? Share your thoughts below! »
Marvel Comics and and the Jack Kirby estate recently settled a lawsuit over the rights to several iconic superhero characters that Jack Kirby created with Stan Lee while working for Marvel back in the 1960s and 1970s.
The terms of the settlement were not revealed, but Marvel and the Kirby estate issued a joint statement that said,
“Marvel and the family of Jack Kirby have amicably resolved their legal disputes, and are looking forward to advancing their shared goal of honoring Mr. Kirby’s significant role in Marvel’s history."
It looks like they've started the process of honoring Kirby's contribution to Marvel, as they've quietly made a change to some of its comic books. In recent issues of Fantastic Four and X-Men a new credit line has been included that reads “Created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby." This has not been present in the previous issues of either comic. »
- Joey Paur
X-Men: Days of Future Past is available now to Buy & Keep on Sky Store.
Digital Spy has partnered with Sky Store to test your knowledge on the most successful X-Men movie to-date. Take part in our quiz below to see if you know your Logans from your Jennifer Lawrences.
Q: In X-Men: Days of Future Past, Logan is sent back in time to save the present - in what year does he arrive?
Correct! Wolverine wakes up on a water bed and peers out at Times Square before facing off against gangsters.
Q: In comic book lore Quicksilver Peter Maximoff is the son of which X-Men character?
A) Charles Xavier
Correct! This is hinted at in the jailbreak scene when Quicksilver tells Eric: "They say you can manipulate metal. My mum used to know a guy who could do that. »
The late, legendary creator's name has been included in a series of titles this week after the publisher settled out of court with Kirby's heirs.
All-New X-Men #33, Fantastic Four #12, Inhuman #7 and Wolverine and the X-Men #11 feature the credit "Created By Stan Lee and Jack Kirby", with Death of Wolverine: Deadpool & Captain America #1 featuring "Captain America Created By Joe Simon and Jack Kirby" (via Robot 6).
The details of the settlement of the long legal battle between Kirby's family and Marvel over the many characters he helped create have not been revealed publicly.
Their joint statement simply read: "Marvel and the family of Jack Kirby have amicably resolved their legal disputes, and are looking forward to advancing their shared goal of honouring Mr Kirby's significant role in Marvel's history."
Marvel Studios was previously criticised for ignoring Kirby's contributions, but eventually »
For years the Kirby family have had a legal dispute over the rights of some of the most popular Marvel characters, but in this week´s releases we can see a little change in the credits of some specific comics. The recap/credits pages of All New X-Men #33, Fantastic Four #14, Wolverine and the X-men #11, Inhuman #7 and Death of Wolverine: Deadpool & Captain America #1 now include a creator credit for Jack Kirby and Stan Lee, as well as Joe Simon in the latter issue. This new additions are said to be part of the settlement between Marvel and Kirby´s family reported about a month ago. Here´s an image for comparison: It may not look like a lot but in an industry full of conflicts over the rights of multiple characters it can be incredibly significant for some people and definitely a step in the right direction. According to ComicBook, »
Just as Marvel was making a big deal about its film announcements this week with a blow out presentation at the El Capitan theater in Los Angeles, the company quietly slipped another change into its comic books. The company released new issues of Fantastic Four and X-Men with a credit line that reads “Created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby. The line was not present in the previous issue of both comics (h/t to the watchful spotters at Bleeding Cool who first flagged this). The credit line is likely to appear in other comics Kirby had a hand in creating
- Andy Lewis
This article contains mild spoilers for the Civil War comics, but nothing major. As ever, the final act of Captain America: The Winter Soldier is discussed here too.
Last night Marvel Studios presented us with a veritable feast of information to gorge ourselves on – a two-part Avengers movie, date confirmations for Thor and the Guardians Of The Galaxy’s next outings and the announcement of Marvel’s debut standalone female superhero and its first bill-topping black character, too.
In all that excitement, the confirmation that Captain America: Civil War will hit screens on May 6th 2016 may not seem too spectacular. After all, we had already heard that some form of Civil War was in store for the Avengers a few weeks ago.
However, there is actually lot of »
Following a massive announcement by Warner Bros. regarding their slate of DC superhero films out through the end of the decade, Marvel, not to be outdone, released their own lineup in a press event Tuesday.
Here’s the full lineup up through 2019, via Deadline:
May 5, 2015 – Avengers: Age Of Ultron
July 17, 2015 – Ant-Man
May 6, 2016 – Captain America: Civil War
November 4, 2016 – Doctor Strange
May 5, 2017 – Guardians Of The Galaxy 2 (previously July 28, 2017)
July 28, 2017 – Thor: Ragnarok
November 3, 2017 – Black Panther
May 4, 2018 – Avengers: Infinity War – Part I
July 6, 2018 – Captain Marvel
November 2, 2018 – The Inhumans
May 3, 2019 – Avengers: Infinity War – Part II
And here’s /Film Critic Peter Sciretta’s tweet straight from the event:
Final marvel release lineup #MarvelEvent pic.twitter.com/ddI2Igonhy
— Peter Sciretta (@slashfilm) October 28, 2014
- Brian Welk
Doctor Strange is one of Marvel Comics' oldest properties, one of the wealth of characters it established in the early '60s. While not as obscure as the Guardians, he is not familiar to everyone. Here's our primer of what you need to know about the master of the mystical arts:
Stephen Strange is not a good guy
At least not at first. Marvel is renowned for its flawed heroes and Stephen Strange is no exception.
Having a good few years on most of his fellow superheroes, »
The film has not yet been officially dated, but Marvel is said to be eyeing a 2016 release. Cumberbatch’s role could be made official at a Marvel Studios presentation to media and fans at Disney’s El Capitan Theater.
Cumberbatch would play Stephen Vincent Strange, a former neurosurgeon who becomes the next Sorcerer Supreme and primary protector of Earth against magical and mystical threats. Marvel Comics vets Stan Lee and Steve Ditko co-created the character in 1963.
Marvel has teased Strange in several films, including “Thor” and “Captain America: The Winter Soldier.” The character fits in with the cinematic universe Marvel is building, with Strange having paired up with Thor and the Avengers, along with Spider-Man, the X-Men and »
- Marc Graser
Well, Tom Hardy is a man with a few decisions to make. Already known for one major villain in the world of comic book movies thanks to his work as Bane in Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight Rises, he's got offers for two or three more to wade through it seems.
Hardy has been linked with playing Doctor Strange for Marvel, and it was also reported at the end of last week that he had been offered one of the key roles in the DC movie, Suicide Squad (that Fury helmer David Ayer is directing). But just to throw a proverbial spanner into the works, it turns out he might just be the choice to play Apocalypse in the next X-Men movie too. »
The Scarlet Witch and her brother 'Quicksilver' were part of the 'second generation' of Marvel's "The Avengers" comic book team.
She is the daughter of 'Magneto', twin sister of Quicksilver and paternal half-sister of 'Polaris'.
The character has featured in four decades of Marvel continuity.
Scarlet Witch starred in two self-titled limited series with husband the 'Vision' and as a regular team member in "Avengers".
Scarlet Witch has also appeared in other Marvel-endorsed products including animated films, arcade/video games, television series and merchandise, »
- Michael Stevens
Departure Day: When it comes to TV, is closure important?
If you happen to follow a decent number of TV critics on Twitter, you may have noticed a minor eruption of late. A schism has emerged, prompted by accounts like The Cancellation Bear, which concerns itself solely with the topic of whether or not series are likely to survive based on current ratings patterns. That may sound perfectly innocent on its own, but quite a few admirers have expressed the notion that they refuse to dive into a series if they get the sense that it will come to a premature end, thereby robbing them of closure. This idea has, naturally, left many critics incensed: isn’t TV a medium founded on chaos, on the thrill of working within limitations and at the whims of fickle audiences? Moreover, isn’t it silly to always want tidy resolution in the context »
Written by Roy Thomas
Pencilers: Don Heck
Inkers: George Tuska
Letterers: Artie Simek
Editor: Stan Lee
Because the characters exist in the public domain, there have been countless comic book iterations of classic horror icons Dracula and Frankenstein, including “official” versions of both characters which exist within the respective Marvel and DC Universes, versions which interact with each company’s superheroes. But through the years, those heroes have also encountered and battled one-off iterations of the horror monsters, independent of the “main” characterization.
One of the earliest such examples is X-Men #40. While Marvel would eventually introduce Frankenstein’s Monster to their universe with 1973′s The Monster of Frankenstein #1 (the first four issues of which essentially adapt Mary Shelley’s novel Frankenstein), the creature made an appearance of sorts years earlier, in the January 1968 issue of X-Men.
Long before they were a sales juggernaut starring in multiple comic books »
- Austin Gorton
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