At the Cannes Film Festival for Bennett Miller’s drama ‘Foxcatcher,’ Channing Tatum gave THR a quick update about him joining the X-Men gang as Gambit in ‘X-Men: Apocalypse.’ “I hope to be joining – everything’s not done yet,” Tatum said on May 19th. “I’ve obviously been in talks, and we’re on the one yard line,” he added. “I’m always afraid of being like, ‘Yes it’s totally happening’ and then it doesn’t happen.”
Previous reports said Channing Tatum will get a stand-alone spinoff, with his version of Gambit being introduced in ‘X-Men: Apocalypse.’ The stand-alone film is still in development, however, and no director has been attached. “I’m dying to do it,” he said, of ‘X-Men: Apocalypse,’ which would follow ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past.’
Walt Disney Animation Studios and Marvel have unleashed the first trailer for ‘Big Hero 6.’ The film follows a brilliant robotics prodigy named Hiro Hamada, who finds himself in the grips of a criminal plot that threatens to destroy the fast-paced, high-tech city of San Fransokyo. With the help of his closest companion — a robot named Baymax — Hiro joins forces with a reluctant team of first-time crime fighters on a mission to save their city. Featuring the voices of TJ Miller, Jamie Chung and Maya Rudolph, ‘Big Hero 6′ is inspired by the Marvel comics of the same name and is set to hit cinemas on November 7th.
First Trailer For Olivier Assayas’ ‘Clouds Of Sils Maria’ – Starring Juliette Binoche, Kristen Stewart & Chloe Moretz
This first trailer has landed online for Olivier Assayas’ ‘Clouds Of Sils Maria,’ which is set to premiere at
Cannes shortly. The film is said to explore “middle age and that introspective period where one questions how they’ve spent their life so far and what they’ve accomplished.” The title refers to the Swiss setting, with Kristen Stewart playing the assistant to Juliette Binoche’s lead character, an actress who becomes obsessed with a young Hollywood starlet (Chloë Grace Moretz) playing the role that made the older actress famous when she was young. Lars Eidinger, Johnny Flynn and Brady Corbet co-star.
The full synopsis for ‘Clouds Of Sils Maria’ is follows: At the peak of her international career, Maria Enders (Juliette Binoche) is asked to perform in a revival of the play that made her famous twenty years ago. But back then she played the role of Sigrid, an alluring young girl who disarms and eventually drives her boss Helena to suicide. Now she is being asked to step into the other role, that of the older Helena.
Sony Pictures has unveiled another new clip from ’22 Jump Street,’ the upcoming sequel to the 2012 action-comedy blockbuster ’21 Jump Street.’ ’22 Jump Street’ reunites Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum as they return to their roles as undercover cops Schmidt and Jenko; they are also re-teaming with ’21 Jump Street’ directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller (‘Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs,’ ‘The LEGO Movie’). Alongside Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum, Ice Cube reprises his role as Captain Dickson.
In the action-comedy, after making their way through high school (twice), big changes are in store for officers Schmidt (Jonah Hill) and Jenko (Channing Tatum) when they go deep undercover at a local college. Opening on June 6th in the UK and June 13th in the US, the film also stars Nick Offerman, Dave Franco, Rob Riggle, Amber Stevens, Jillian Bell, and Craig Roberts.
The ultimate X-Men ensemble fights a war for the survival of the species across two time periods in ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past.’ The beloved characters from the original “X-Men” film trilogy join forces with their younger selves from the past, ‘X-Men: First Class,’ in order to change a major historical event and fight an epic battle that could save our future. Acting as a sequel to both ‘X-Men: The Last Stand’ and ‘X-Men: First Class,’ ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’ includes cast members from both: Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen, Halle Berry, Shawn Ashmore, Ellen Page, and Daniel Cudmore return from ‘X-Men: The Last Stand,’ while James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult and Lucas Till return from ‘X-Men: First Class.’
When we meet Charles in this story, we see that he’s lost his way since the events of ‘X-Men: First Class.’ I can imagine his arc is something that excited you reading the script, considering where he is emotionally and the many obstacles he has to face….?
James McAvoy: Definitely. Charles has suffered great physical and emotional trauma, and in his eyes he feels abandoned by Erik and by Raven as well. I think he was dealing with that alright for a little wile, but it started to eat away at him and he’s crumbled. He’s carrying a lot of shame because he has given up – and he’s got a lot of self-loathing. So he’s hiding from the world and he’s resorted to alcohol abuse and drug abuse. He is a mess.
According to reports, Benedict Cumberbatch is in talks to replace Guy Pearce in ‘Black Mass,’ the drama Scott Cooper is directing about the Boston crime kingpin-turned-fugitive Whitey Bulger (Johnny Depp). Pearce was to have played Whitey’s brother Bill Bulger but dropped out a few weeks ago for reasons unknown. The film also stars Adam Scott, Joel Edgerton, Dakota Johnson, Juno Temple and Jesse Plemons. Edgerton will play John Connolly, the FBI agent and childhood pal of Bulger, who is in prison for tipping Bulger that he was about to be indicted. That led Bulger to go from ruthless Boston crime kingpin to the top of the FBI’s most wanted list.