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All the Sizzling Details We Have About Channing Tatum's New X-Men Film, Gambit

Image Source: Getty / Jason Laveris It's been more than three years since Fox first announced a new X-Men spin-off movie. In mid 2014, the studio first revealed plans to tell the story of Remy LeBeau, a superhero better known as Gambit. In the time since the announcement, the project has faced numerous production snags and changed hands multiple times. But now, as we near the end of 2017, it seems the project is finally moving along. Curious to know about the cast, release date, and other pertinent details? Let's go over what we've heard so far. 1. The Star With the announcement of the project way back in 2017, producer Lauren Shuler Donner confirmed Channing Tatum as the starring role. "He's a southerner too," Donner said. "He understands that world, and you know Gambit loves New Orleans." 2. The Director Originally, Rupert Wyatt and Doug Liman were attached to the project as directors. Wyatt left
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Movie News: Lizzy Caplan to Star in 'X-Men' Spin-off 'Gambit'; 'Murder on the Orient Express' Sequel on Its Way

Gambit: Lizzy Caplan (TV's Masters of Sex; Now You See Me 2, above) is in talks to join the cast of Gambit. If things work out, Caplan will play the female lead in the X-Men spin-off opposite Channing Tatum, who is set to portray the titular mutant character. Gore Verbinski (A Cure for Wellness) will direct the super-powered adventure, which is scheduled for release on February 24, 2019. [Variety]   Death on the Nile: The new version of Murder on the Orient Express, directed by and starring Kenneth Branagh as Agatha Christie's famed detective Hercule Poirot, has already earned more than $148 million at the box office worldwide and so a sequel is on its way. Death on the Nile, based on another mystery novel by Christie featuring Poirot and set on a cruise boat...

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Lizzy Caplan Joins Channing Tatum In ‘Gambit’

Masters Of Sex star Lizzy Caplan has joined the cast of Gambit, the high-profile X-Men spin-off over at 20th Century Fox. The actress joins Channing Tatum, who will play the title character in the film, and director Gore Verbinski (Pirates of the Caribbean).

Trade bible Variety says that Caplan will play the female lead of the film, the role of Bella Donna Boudreaux, the daughter of the leader of the New Orleans Assassins’ Guild and Remy LeBeau’s first love.

Tatum will play the ragin’ Cajun whose ability to ‘control kinetic energy enables him to weaponize playing cards and other projectiles’. The film has a release date of February 14th, 2019 penciled in.

Here’s some more on the character from the official Marvel Wiki.

Abandoned at birth due to his burning red eyes, the child who would one day become Remy LeBeau was kidnapped from his hospital ward by members
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Gambit: Lizzy Caplan set for female lead

Simon Brew Nov 21, 2017

Channing Tatum looks set to be joined by Lizzy Caplan in the long-mooted X-Men spin-off, Gambit...

There are fresh signs of life in the X-Men spin-off Gambit, that for a long time has had Channing Tatum attached in the lead role. More recently, Gore Verbinski has joined the project as the latest director to try and get it over the line, and it appears as though he’s having some success. The film is now moving ahead with its casting, and looks to have found its female lead.

Lizzy Caplan is in talks for the role, although details of just what that role is haven’t been released. The best guess thus far is it’s the part of Bella Donna Boudreax, leader of the guild of assassins. That's not been confirmed, though.

The film is currently due in cinemas in February of 2019. Expect filming to begin early next year.
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Review: Paddington 2 (2017)

Isn’t it amazing how expectations can change so quickly and colossally? Back when Paddington was scheduled to hit cinemas in 2014, it was the subject of much concern for a great number of audiences. A CG/Live-Action adaptation of the beloved books by the late great Michael Bond, the film frighteningly had people expecting another Garfield: The Movie, Yogi Bear or The Smurfs. Pre-release the film was blitzed by cynicism and negativity, from rumours surrounding Colin Firth leaving the project, to the first photo of Paddington being deemed creepy and curiously inspiring an online trend of editing poor old Paddington into classic horror movies. Such a tidal wave of pessimism though was met with a wave breaker of charm, as Paddington shocked audiences by being not only good but a magical, masterful, family film with lots to say about acceptance, goodwill and finding a place you can call a home.
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X-Men Spin-off Gambit Gets Lizzy Caplan as the Female Lead

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Channing Tatum's long-gestating Gambit movie continues to pick up steam. After seemingly being pulled from Fox's plans for the future of the X-Men universe entirely, Gambit has been putting the pieces of the puzzle in place and now it's just taken another major step forward. According to a new report, Masters of Sex star Lizzy Caplan has been tapped to play the female lead in Gambit, alongside Channing Tatum, who pretty much willed this movie into existence a few years ago.

Lizzy Caplan hasn't signed on the dotted line yet, but she's in talks to star in Gambit and, unless something crazy happens, it sounds like she's got the part. As for who she's playing? No official details on her role have yet been revealed, but X-Men fans will note Remy LeBeau's long-standing relationship with Rogue. Anna Paquin has portrayed the character up to this point in the X-Men movies,
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Lizzy Caplan In Talks To Co-Star In Fox’s ‘Gambit’

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Masters of Sex alum Lizzy Caplan is in talks to join Channing Tatum in Gambit, the X-Men spinoff that has Gore Verbinski directing from a script by Josh Zetumer. 20th Century Fox is releasing the film February 14, 2019. Created by Chris Claremont and Jim Lee in 1990, Gambit/Remy LeBeau has the ability to charge matter with volatile kinetic energy, causing the object in question to explosively release its charge on impact. He had a brief appearance in 2009's X-Men Origins…
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‘Gambit’ Snags ‘Cloverfield’ Star Lizzy Caplan as Its Female Lead

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20th Century Fox’s Gambit solo movie was originally scheduled to hit theaters over a year ago, but several starts and stops and a revolving door of directors kicked its release back to 2019. And since the movie has just found a director in Gore Verbinski, important casting decisions are happening: Lizzy Caplan, the star of movies like Cloverfield and […]

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Lizzy Caplan Lands Mystery Role In Fox’s Gambit Spinoff

Remy LeBeau is inching ever closer to his big-screen debut.

Variety is reporting today that Lizzy Caplan (Masters of Sex) has signed on to play the female lead in Gambit. She’ll join Channing Tatum for Fox’s X-Men spinoff, though details of her role are practically non-existent this early in the game.

20th Century Fox refused to comment at the time of Variety’s scoop, but that hasn’t stopped curious fans from linking Caplan’s casting with the seemingly vacant role of Bella Donna. Prior to Gambit‘s well-documented production woes – both Doug Liman and Rupert Wyatt had flirted with the spinoff, before Fox ultimately handed the keys over to Gore Verbinski – rumors began to circulate that Léa Seydoux (Spectre) had been offered the part.

Alas, those tentative plans unraveled soon after Gambit was hit with one setback after another, though a recent casting call has meant that
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Lizzy Caplan joins Channing Tatum in Gambit spin-off

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So the solo Gambit film has been killed and resurrected...well, about as many times as the average X-Men character. Which is a lot, let's just say that. But it seems that its full-steam ahead now, with Channing Tatum in the lead (replacing Taylor Kitsch from X-men Origins: Wolverine), and Gore Verbinski behind the camera (replacing the previously announced Doug Liman). Now joining the cast is none other... Read More...
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Lizzy Caplan in Talks for Channing Tatum's 'Gambit'

Lizzy Caplan in Talks for Channing Tatum's 'Gambit'
Lizzy Caplan is headed for the X-Men universe.

The actress is in negotiations to star in Gambit opposite Channing Tatum, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed. The film is set to be directed by Gore Verbinski and star Tatum as the New Orleans-based mutant with the power to manipulate kinetic energy and whose weapons include a staff and a deck of playing cards.

Caplan earned an Emmy nomination for her work on Showtime's Masters of Sex, which ran for four seasons from 2013-16 and saw her play researcher Virginia Johnson. The actress stars in the upcoming sci-fi film Extinction, opposite Michael Pena, and has...
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Lizzy Caplan Joining Channing Tatum in ‘Gambit’ (Exclusive)

Lizzy Caplan Joining Channing Tatum in ‘Gambit’ (Exclusive)
Lizzy Caplan is in talks to join the cast of “Gambit,” Variety has learned. The “Masters of Sex” star will play the female lead in the superhero movie. Details of her part are being kept under wraps.

The X-Men spinoff stars Channing Tatum as Gambit, a ragin’ Cajun whose ability to control kinetic energy enables him to weaponize playing cards and other projectiles. He’s also pretty handy with a bō staff. In the comics, Gambit was a member of the Thieves Guild before joining the X-Men. “Pirates of the Caribbean” director Gore Verbinski will slide behind the camera on the film. It’s eyeing a Feb. 14, 2019 debut. Fox is releasing the film as part of its continued expansion of the cinematic mutant universe.

Caplan is an Emmy nominee for “Masters of Sex,” the acclaimed Showtime drama about sex researchers that aired from 2013 to 2016. Her film credits include “Cloverfield,” “127 Hours,” “Now You See Me 2,” and “Allied
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Mad Max: Fury Road costume designer joins Gambit movie

With a new director on board in Gore Verbinski (Pirates of the Caribbean) and a release date of Valentine’s Day 2019 set, it seems that 20th Century Fox’s long-delayed Gambit movie is really starting to pick up steam.

According to Omega Underground, the project has now enlisted Oscar-winning costume designer Jenny Beavan, whose previous credits include the Academy Award-winning The King’s Speech and Mad Max: Fury Road. Beaven has also previously worked with Verbinski, with the pair having collaborated on this year’s A Cure for Wellness.

See Also: Rumour: Candra will be a villain in the Gambit movie

With Gambit slated for release on February 14th, 2019, expect things to start coming together quickly as the studio finally gears up to go into production on the film, which is set to see Channing Tatum taking on the role of the fan favourite mutant Remy LeBeau.
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Jason Isaacs interview: The Death Of Stalin

Rob Leane Oct 19, 2017

We said hello to Jason Isaacs, before chatting about The Death Of Stalin and Star Trek: Discovery...

Jason Isaacs has been on our screens a lot of late. The former Lucius Malfoy actor is currently gracing online streaming services around the globe as Captain Lorca in Star Trek: Discovery, and his hilarious turn as General Zhukov in The Death Of Stalin will be lighting up a cinema near you very soon.

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As part of his promotional tour for the aforementioned Russian romp – which has satirical mastermind Armando Iannucci (Alan Partridge, The Thick Of It, Veep) at its helm – Isaacs sat with us for twenty minutes in a swanky London hotel to have a ruddy good chat.

As I shuffled in and sat down,
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Rumour: Candra will be a villain in the Gambit movie

Now that 20th Century Fox’s Gambit movie seems to be finally moving forward – with a February 2019 release date set and a director on board in Gore Verbinski – we should hopefully get some official news on the X-Men spinoff soon.

However, in the meantime, we’re left with rumours, and the folks at Omega Underground have one concerning a potential villain the movie, with the site reporting that the character of Candra is set to feature in the film, and that the telepathic supervillain will be involved with both the Thieves Guild (Gambit) and the Assassins Guild (Bella Donna).

Candra was created by Howard Mackie and Lee Weeks, and made her first appearance in Gambit #1 in 1993. In the comic books, she is also a member of the immortal group known as The Externals, and the site speculates that Candra and the Externals could be being set up for future use,
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Is X-Men Villain Candra Set To Feature In Gambit?

Now that X-Men spinoff movie Gambit has finally been confirmed as moving forward, with Channing Tatum in the titular role, speculation is beginning to swirl around the identity of the villain of the piece. While there are a number of possibilities – including Mister Sinister, whose presence was teased at the end of X-Men: Apocalypse – hopes are building that the movie might provide the big screen debut of Gambit arch-enemy, Candra.

With female villainy being brought front and centre by the upcoming Marvel Cinematic Universe outing Thor: Ragnarok, it’s not beyond the realm of possibility that 20th Century Fox might take that superhero lead and embrace a primary antagonist that’s also a woman. Doing so in this case would deliver a character who would make her debut alongside a new version of the card-throwing mutant – and rightly so.

Candra is a telekinetic, immortal External (a rare sub-species of mutant,
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Gambit Movie Getting Candra as Main Villain?

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20th Century Fox's Gambit is finally moving forward after the studio set the Gambit release date for February 14, 2019, roughly the same release frame that the record-breaking Deadpool was released in last year. With production starting at some point next year, a new rumor has surfaced, claiming that the X-Men villain Candra The Benefactress a.k.a. Red Death, will be featured in the Gambit movie, although that has not been confirmed by anyone at the studio. It's possible that the inclusion of Candra can lead to the introduction of a group known as The Externals in the studio's X-Men universe.

In the X-Men comics, Candra the Benefactress was a telepathic villain who control two different superhero guilds based in New Orleans, Thieves Guild, which Remy LeBeau/Gambit (Channing Tatum) belongs to, and the Assassin's Guild, which Bella Donna belongs to. Candra grants members of both guilds their powers via her own telepathic powers.
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New Report Says That Gambit Will Be A Crime/Heist Film

We still can’t quite believe the Gambit solo film might actually get made. Channing Tatum was chosen for the role way back in the mid 2000s, but had to duck out of X-Men Origins: Wolverine to appear in G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra (talk about being stuck between a rock and a hard place), with Taylor Kitsch taking the part instead. Which was, at the time, a three-picture deal to play the character.

Well, we all know what happened there. But you can’t keep a good mutant down, with the Gambit project then spending years floating between various directors, with Rupert Wyatt and Doug Liman coming very close to actually making it to production. Now, finally, it looks as if Pirates of the Caribbean director Gore Verbinski is to take the reins and finally, finally, get this thing out of the gates.

Just this week, it was
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X-Men spinoff Gambit gets a Valentine’s Day 2019 release date

With Fox’s X-Men franchise branching out its universe with spin-offs such as Deadpool and The New Mutants, one film that has been frequently delayed since it was first announced is Gambit, with Channing Tatum starring as the Cajun mutant. Now, however, 20th Century Fox has finalized a release date for the film. Following Deadpool‘s ‘romantic’ lead, Gambit will be released on February 14th, 2019.

It was reported just a few days ago that Pirates of the Caribbean director Gore Verbinski was in talks for Gambit with the studio potentially eyeing Daniel Craig for the role of the villain Mister Sinister. Gambit was previously set to be directed Rupert Wyatt (Rise of the Planet of the Apes) and Doug Liman (Edge of Tomorrow), but they both left the project due to “creative differences”.

While the plot is unknown, Gambit has been described as “the Ocean’s 11 of the comic book
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Channing Tatum's Gambit Gets New 2019 Release Date

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After years of delays, it seems 20th Century Fox is finally getting ready to pull the trigger on Gambit, with the studio setting a February 14, 2019 release date. As of now, the only other movies slated for release on that date are Warner Bros.' Isn't It Romantic, starring Priyanka Chopra and Liam Hemsworth, and an untitled Blumhouse horror project for Universal Pictures. The studio hasn't released a production schedule for this superhero adaptation, but this release date falls in line with a report from February, which claimed that Gambit starts filming at some point in 2018.

It's possible that 20th Century Fox is trying to replicate the success of their R-rated superhero movie Deadpool, which also opened on Valentine's Day weekend in 2016, shattering box office records for highest R-rated opening weekend ($132.4 million) and highest-grossing R-rated movie worldwide ($783.1 million). It helps that there isn't much competition on this particular weekend, and it's
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