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Fox is firing up the preproduction for Gambit, an X-Men-franchise film set to start Channing Tatum in the title role.  Taking what had been established in X-Men Origins: Wolverine and likely throwing it all out the window (along with that film’s Deadpool persona, even though that character was played by Ryan Reynolds and will be played by Reynolds again in the Deadpool solo film), the new solo-star film should start shooting in the last few months of this year.  Today we get word that a casting call has gone out for several of the film’s main characters.

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To be honest, when I heard The Munsters were being rebooted for modern audiences, I cringed. Seriously, is no classic property safe?!? But the more I read and especially after this first look at the design for the new 1313 Mockingbird Lane I’m getting a little excited to see what the Bryans pull off. That would be Bryan Fuller and Bryan Singer and their re-imagining is called Mockingbird Lane. This version will be a little darker, a little edgier but still a family show. As you can guess from the name change their trying to avoid too many comparisons with the 1960s television show, but I mean, how can we not compare the two? What they need to focus on is making a good, updated version that still pays tribute to the campy roots, and from what you’ll read here, I think they’re going to succeed.

First, let’s take a look at the new digs,

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