UPDATE THURS JULY 30: “Gambit” was supposed to start shooting in October. Since I wrote this on July 21st, there are reports that Channing Tatum’s deal may be in trouble. It’s a high stakes chess game. Plus Fox is all upset that I’ve reported the names of the characters, who all sound quite pedestrian. So we’ll keep an eye on this and see if “Gambit,” another comic book movie, takes off.
JULY 21: Another Marvel movie is getting ready to start filming this fall. That would be “Gambit,” starring Channing Tatum as Remy LeBeau aka Gambit and directed by Rupert Wyatt. Yesterday I was sent a casting call for a movie called “Chess,” from 20th Century Fox. It took a little reconnoitering to figure out it was “Gambit,” shooting in New Orleans. All the roles are noted to include deals for sequels. I guess Gambit will supplant Wolverine as the new go to guy in Fox’s Marvel universe. PS Taylor Kitsch played Gambit in X Men: Origins.