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Old 05-14-14, 02:03 PM   #26
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re: Gambit - X-Men spinoff (2016, D: Rupert Wyatt) S: Channing Tatum

Sure, why not? Tatum is fun, and while I like Gambit fine, he's kind of a stupid character.
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Old 05-14-14, 02:16 PM   #27
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re: Gambit - X-Men spinoff (2016, D: Rupert Wyatt) S: Channing Tatum

yeah, I don't get the love for Gambit.
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Bill Murray would have been perfect.
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re: Gambit - X-Men spinoff (2016, D: Rupert Wyatt) S: Channing Tatum

This article by Alex Pappademas breaking down how lame Gambit is was posted on Grantland.com about a month ago when this news first broke. I thought it was pretty amusing.

http://grantland.com/hollywood-prosp...ble-superhero/

The follow-up where Pappademas defends Cyclops is just as good if for no other reason that it's a great reminder of just how absurd comic book storylines can be.

http://grantland.com/hollywood-prosp...se-of-cyclops/
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Old 05-14-14, 05:59 PM   #31
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re: Gambit - X-Men spinoff (2016, D: Rupert Wyatt) S: Channing Tatum

I actually like Cyclops more than Gambit.

He just has more growth than Gambit. Gambit has some interesting stories but he's rather uninteresting.

I liked Gambit as a kid cuz he was vocally different from anything I'd seen, neat attacks, had flirtatious thing with Rogue which was kind of funny, and he was a smartass. Saying that... The cartoon made him more interesting than the comic did at that time from what I've read. He's got no depth really.
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Old 10-31-14, 05:01 PM   #32
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EXCLUSIVE: In a move that makes official that the X-Men character Gambit is getting his own spinoff movie with Channing Tatum as the card-savvy protagonist, Fox has set Robocop scribe Josh Zetumer to write the screenplay. The studio has officially attached Tatum as star, and to produce with his Free Association partner Reid Carolin, The Donners Company’s Lauren Shuler Donner, and Genre Films’ Simon Kinberg.

The screenplay will be based on a treatment penned by legendary Marvel Comics writer Chris Claremont, who with Jim Lee created the character for Marvel in 1990. The storyline is being kept under wraps. The character, which also goes by the name Remy LeBeau, has the ability to charge matter with volatile kinetic energy, causing the object in question to explosively release its charge on impact. The character materialized in a short burst in 2009’s X-Men Origins: Wolverine.

Tatum and Carolin are currently producing Magic Mike XXL, which was written by Carolin, with Tatum once again starring. Tatum will next be seen starring in Bennett Miller’s Foxcatcher, and he has a headlock on Oscar buzz for his role as Olympic champion wrestler Mark Schultz since that film premiered at Cannes. Zetumer along with Tatum, Carolin and their company are repped by UTA and Management 360.
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I actually thought the new Robocop was decent, and seeing Claremont involved seems positive. I'm slightly optimistic about this.
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Old 10-31-14, 05:09 PM   #34
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I guess that's cool. I like Gambit fine but don't know how he was that damn popular that a film was wanted. I remember him having a little series but that was a short one, no?
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re: Gambit - X-Men spinoff (2016, D: Rupert Wyatt) S: Channing Tatum

But will Jackman cross over as Logan?
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Old 10-31-14, 05:47 PM   #36
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But will Jackman cross over as Logan?
Of course. They have to explain how he got his jacket back.
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Old 10-31-14, 05:55 PM   #37
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I guess that's cool. I like Gambit fine but don't know how he was that damn popular that a film was wanted. I remember him having a little series but that was a short one, no?
He's had fivie solo series, but the latest one was canceled last year. They don't tend to last very long.

http://marvel.wikia.com/Gambit_Comic_Books

He was very popular in the early 90s after the animated X-Men cartoon started airing. I'd probably credit his character in the cartoon for getting me in to comics in the first place when I was a kid.
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Old 10-31-14, 06:04 PM   #38
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After Guardians of the Galaxy's success, I don't think the question of "is the character popular enough to get a movie" is an issue, more so "is the character interesting enough to make a movie that will be popular."
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Old 10-31-14, 09:17 PM   #39
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After Guardians of the Galaxy's success, I don't think the question of "is the character popular enough to get a movie" is an issue, more so "is the character interesting enough to make a movie that will be popular."
Agreed, yet in the other thread there are claims that Arrow, Wonder Woman and Flash are nobodies that no one cares about and not mainstream worthy.
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re: Gambit - X-Men spinoff (2016, D: Rupert Wyatt) S: Channing Tatum

Given a release date of October 7, 2016 - http://deadline.com/2015/01/gambit-a...es-1201341760/
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Old 06-15-15, 01:03 PM   #41
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Rupert Wyatt has been hired by Twentieth Century Fox to direct Channing Tatum’s X-Men spinoff “Gambit.”

Tatum is also producing with partner Reid Carolin, along with Lauren Shuler Donner and Simon Kinberg. Wyatt, who helmed “Rise of the Planet of the Apes” for the studio and Mark Wahlberg’s “The Gambler,” will direct from Josh Zetumer’s script.

Gambit was created in 1990 by Chris Claremont and Jim Lee. He’s an expert card-thrower, was raised in New Orleans and has the ability to mentally create, control and manipulate kinetic energy.

“Gambit” will hit theaters on October 7, 2016, and will be Fox’s eighth X-Men movie. “X-Men: Apocalypse” debuts on May 27, 2016.

“Gambit” will face off against Warner Bros.’ “Live by Night” and Universal’s “Monster High.”

Wyatt is repped by UTA and Gang Tyre.
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Old 07-27-15, 03:48 PM   #42
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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.

Here’s the casting call as it was read to me:

Louis– Male, any ethnicity, 40s-50s. Elegant and intelligent. An appealing entrepreneur with an unexpected
dark side.

Vera– Female, any ethnicity, mid 20s – early 30s. Beautiful, smart, tough, fiery and unpredictable.

Wes– Male, any ethnicity, mid 20s – mid 30s. Aspirational but weak minded. Soulful and sensitive.

Fritz– Male, any ethnicity, 40s – 50s. A professional thief. Charismatic con-artist. Warm hearted but untrustworthy.

Nash– Male, any ethnicity, mid 20s – early 30s. A potent threat. Heir to his mother’s business. Malevolent.

Willhelm– Male, any ethnicity, 30s. Dangerous street criminal. Protective and loyal to his family. Intensely loyal and violent.

Gary– Male, any ethnicity, mid 20s – early 30s. A little simple; dim-witted and passive.

Nonna—Female, any ethnicity, mid 20s – 30 years old.
Uptight, corporate, vicious, sexual.

Joe– Male, any ethnicity, 30s. He’s a gun for hire. He is the black sheep of his family. Not from good breeding but from a working class family.

Ben–Male, any ethnicity, 20s. Just reaching adulthood. A street kid, a disaffected outsider, an orphan.

Boris–Male, Hispanic, 20s. Charming, handsome, and dangerous..

Clarissa– Female, mixed race, 10 – 12 years old. Ethereal and other worldly. Very expressive.

Wolfgang– Male, authentic French, 40s. A French criminal. Must speak fluent French.

Howard– Male, Caucasian. 50s. A refined European mobster who speaks fluent French.
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The budget on this is estimated at $154mil. Damn... you'd think it would be below 100, like 80 or so.
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Old 07-27-15, 03:54 PM   #43
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Jesus. That's a big budget for a flick based on Gambit.
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Old 07-27-15, 04:02 PM   #44
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What's the budget for Deadpool? So Deadpool, Gambit, and Apocalypse all three are coming out next year? I'm thinking Gambit is going to bomb. Gambit used to be cool, but I don't think he has the appeal he used to have. Fox seems to want an "X-Men Cinematic Universe" to copy the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but I just don't think it's going to work out for them. The X-Men work well as a team, but the vast majority of them aren't interesting solo.
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People were skeptical about Guardians of the Galaxy, but that did very well, so I say bring on the Dazzler solo film!
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I seriously don't know how Gambit gets his own movie. He was never that popular. He was cool and great on the team but a solo thing? Even in the comics he never really rocked them.

Also it's weird how the one cool aspect of him is that he had a thing w/ Rogue and that was fun to see but... we can't have that now.
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People were skeptical about Guardians of the Galaxy, but that did very well, so I say bring on the Dazzler solo film!
How the FUCK don't we have Dazzler in Apocalypse?!
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Old 07-27-15, 04:13 PM   #48
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I seriously don't know how Gambit gets his own movie. He was never that popular. He was cool and great on the team but a solo thing? Even in the comics he never really rocked them.

Also it's weird how the one cool aspect of him is that he had a thing w/ Rogue and that was fun to see but... we can't have that now.
Gambit was popular... for about 5 minutes when he was first introduced in the 90s. Like every other 90s character though, his popularity ended with the 90s.

Deadpool is one of the very few exceptions for characters introduced in the 90s since he is still popular today.
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Gambit was super popular in the 90s thanks to the cartoon show.
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Old 07-27-15, 04:22 PM   #50
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Yeah. He was popular but not alone. He's great in a team ensemble. Otherwise he's pretty weak.

Granted he may work w/ an ensemble here but he's really not that interesting as solo character. He's no Deadpool or Wolverine or Cable.

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