Logan leaves the X-Men movie universe in an odd place. With it supposedly being Hugh Jackman and Patrick Stewart‘s swan song, it definitely feels like an important turning point in the history of the franchise, both the end of something, and the opportunity to start something else. But what does the future of the X-Men look like? Well, if only person can know it would be Simon Kinberg, the writer/producer who’s had his hands in every X-Men project for over a decade. We’ve heard all the rumours, but in a new interview Kinberg elaborated on how Deadpool, Cable and others all fit into the big picture going forward in this cinematic universe. (more…)
In the aftermath of X-Men: Days of Future Past, a whole bunch of spin-off films were on the horizon for the X-Men universe. Such films included Deadpool, Logan, New Mutants, X-Force, and other “First Class” sequels. One film that was planned was a solo film featuring everyone’s favorite card-throwing Cajun, Gambit. The planned spin-off would feature Channing Tatum as the title character. The film was planned for a Spring 2017 release. However, out of nowhere, the project’s start date was pushed back and then later taken off the proposed schedule. After that, the film’s director Doug Liman left the project as well. Many started to lose faith that the film would ever get made as it’s still in “Development Hell” territory. Many feared that the film will never get made and probably be shelved.
Everyone’s favorite ragin’ Cajun can’t seem to catch a break. While the ‘Gambit’ movie has the potential to entice fans, production took a big hit when the film’s director, Doug Liman stepped down. By all appearances, the break seems to be mutual, however the movie has already had a troubled start. This marks the second director that has left the project. This comes after a filming schedule has already been decided upon.
This time last year, 20th Century Fox still had the idea that 2016 was going to be the year of X-Men with the February launch of Deadpool, followed by the summer sequel X-Men: Apocalypse, and wrapped up in the fall with a solo Gambit movie. But a funny thing happened on the way to 2016. Gambit, it turned out, was a mess being rushed to meet a release date and even its original director, Rupert Wyatt, couldn’t hold on to this wild ride. Since then, Gambit has disappeared altogether on the Fox schedule, but just because the Ragin’ Cajun is out of sight, that doesn’t mean he’s out of mind. (more…)
Let’s be blunt about the matter, Gambit the Movie has had a rough go of it. Originally intended to be the third point of an X-Men spear this year that included Deadpool and X-Men: Apocalypse, it couldn’t even hold on to a director. And if the director drama weren’t enough, 20th Century Fox started to play musical chairs with release dates before shifting it off the calendar entirely. The one constant in this whole thing has been Channing Tatum in the title role, but now there’s doubt that even he’s still invested in the mutant Ragin’ Cajun. Some shrewd social media watchers have noted some unusual moves last week that are highly suggestive. (more…)
The old adage about the three most important things in real estate – “location, location, location” – is perhaps best applied in these modern times to movie release date schedules. Some studios stake a claim to a date two, three, even five years in advanced, and it’s gotten to be such a game, you don’t even have to announce a specific movie along with the release date anymore. In keeping with that new tradition, Twentieth Century Fox is staking claim to two dates in the not-too-distant future, while quietly giving back one date. Sorry Gambit fans, but it looks like you won’t be seeing the X-Men‘s Ragin’ Cajun this coming October after all. (more…)
It appears as though fans of the X-Men character Gambit can finally have some solid expectations for a Gambit solo film. Again. Gambit is one of the more interesting members of the X-Men and many a fan favorite, with his Cajun heritage and past as a thief. After the success of the first X-Men movie in 2000 (which helped to usher in the modern age of superhero movies) many fans have been waiting for a great live action version of Remy LeBeau. Sixteen years, one terrible version, and coming up on nine movies later, fans are still waiting. After many stalled starts and cast and crew uncertainty, the movie is finally set to start filming with star Channing Tatum.
Way back in July at SDCC2015, photographer Sarah Dunn took some Cast pictures of FOX‘s upcoming superhero movies, a veritable X-Men Cinematic Universe of stars. 2016 is set to expand that universe with the addition of Ryan Reynold‘s Deadpool and Channing Tatum‘s Gambit. (more…)
The Gambit troubles continue unabated. Yes, 20th Century Fox seems dedicated to making a movie about the X-Men‘s Ragin’ Cajun, they have a very well-known and photogenic actor lined up to play the part in the form of Channing Tatum, and they even have a release date set for the movie almost one year from today. So why, oh why doesn’t anyone seem to want to direct Gambit? Well, perhaps those woes are wearing off. A front-runner has emerged in the Gambit directorial sweepstakes, and it’s a name not unfamiliar to those that enjoy fine genre entertainment, Doug Liman. Is Fox going to rely on the guy that launched The Bourne Identity to launch Gambit? (more…)
The hunt is on for Channing Tatum and 20th Century Fox. After director Rupert Wyatt left the Gambit scene due to creative differences, potential names have been popping up, all to hopefully take over the vacant position. As of a few days ago, the latest rumored candidate was Doug Liman, Edge of Tomorrow director, but it seems that two new names have been added to the wish list since then. Heroic Hollywood reported the details on the latest possibilities. (more…)