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
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.
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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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
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...
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
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.
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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.
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,
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,
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,
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.
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
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
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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