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.
Now, Dark Universe is finally moving forward with a new filmmaker. Continue reading
This weekend, 20th Century Fox has shifted a few films in its 2016/2017 schedule, while adding a couple new entries to 2018. The studio has scheduled two Marvel-related films, Alien: Covenant is coming a little sooner, and the next Predator movie has been dated. Oh, and to the surprise of absolutely no one, Gambit will *not* be released this year.
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After Rise of the Planet of the Apes director Rupert Wyatt dropped out, production on the upcoming superhero movie Gambit starring Channing Tatum has been temporarily halted. Now, as it appears that Edge of Tomorrow director Doug Liman will be helming the project, production is almost ready to begin. Collider spoke with producer Simon Kinberg, who is overseeing all things X-Men at 20th Century Fox, about the film where he unveiled some new details.
After Rupert Wyatt left the project over a month ago, Twentieth Century Fox has been pushing to find a replacement to direct the upcoming X-Men spinoff Gambit. Channing Tatum is attached to star as the titular character and it appears the search for a new director is down to just three. According to HeroicHollywood, it is down to Shane Black (Iron Man 3), Doug Liman (Edge of Tomorrow), and Joe Cornish (Attack the Block).
After coming close to losing it’s star in July, it appears as though Fox’s hardly anticipated Gambit film has just lost it’s director, Rupert Wyatt (Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes). The Hollywood Reporter‘s sources claim that recent script rewrites resulted in the budget being much bigger than what was expected, as well as that the shooting schedule interfered with another project the director was working on. These details, among others presumably, resulted in Wyatt backing out of the Channing Tatum-starring X-Men spinoff.
A few weeks ago, 20th Century Fox began screentesting actresses for the female lead role, Belladonna Boudreaux, for the Gambit movie. Lea Seydoux, Rebecca Ferguson and Abbey Lee were all in contention for the part, with Ferguson later dropping out to star in The Girl on the Train. But now, it looks like Fox has made its choice.
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.