Doug Liman Will Direct DC’s ‘Dark Universe’, Drops Out of ‘Gambit’

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It’s been a while since we’ve heard anything on Warner Bros.Justice League Dark film, titled Dark Universe. Guillermo del Toro was attached to direct for a few years, but he eventually dropped out. Since then, we’ve heard a slew of director and casting rumors for the DC movie. In the meantime, an animated movie starring the supernatural team was announced for a 2017 release.

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Channing Tatum Closes Deal to Star in Fox’s ‘Gambit’

Last year, it was confirmed that Channing Tatum was set to play Gambit in his own solo film, scheduled for an October 7th, 2016 release. Tatum has talked frequently about his enthusiasm about the role, and a few weeks ago, he made a surprise appearance at Fox’s San Diego Comic-Con panel alongside other X-Men alums. However, earlier this week, it was reported that Tatum’s Gambit deal was in jeopardy, and there was a possibility he would even jump ship from his passion project.

However, it looks like any issues have been resolved. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Tatum has officially closed his deal to star in Gambit. While, yes, negotiations did hit a “sensitive spot” at some point, it wasn’t anything that is uncommon in this type of deal-making. And the potential of Tatum dropping out was not a big concern, especially given his heavy involvement in making and promoting the film.

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