Tuesday, May 21, 2024

Marvel: “Gambit” Movie with Channing Tatum Looks a Go for October Start Date


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.

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Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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