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Out and about on the promotional rounds for the animated film ‘The Book of Life,’ Channing Tatum has provided MTV with an update about his upcoming role as the beloved X-Men character Gambit. “We’re finding a writer and sort of beating it out,” Tatum reveals. It is expected that a Gambit solo movie will follow the character’s debut in 2016’s ‘X-Men: Apocalypse.’
“I don’t want to give too much away, because we don’t know that much right now other than who Gambit is,” Channing Tatum continues. “We really do want to try our hardest to give something fresh. We’re obviously going to go to the saving the world superhero movies eventually, but maybe not for the first one. We want to introduce this character in a very different way. When you try to do something different, you never know right off the bat what that is. We’re feeling our way and really have to just prove that concept of that person.”
Writer-Producer Simon Kinberg Talks Returning Characters & Potential Re-Casting For ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’
UPDATE: Bryan Singer has reportedly closed a deal to direct ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’
Following a stellar response from critics and fans alike and a hefty box office figure of $745,570,770 million, 20th Century Fox and the filmmakers behind ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’ are currently hard at work on the film’s follow-up, ‘X-Men: Apocalypse.’ During a recent interview with Yahoo! for the home video release of ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past,’ series writer and producer Simon Kinberg opened up about the upcoming film and whether we might see some of the new “future” mutants (Kitty Pryde, Bishop, Blink…) return for forthcoming ‘X-Men’ films: “The X-Men film that we’re working on now, as everybody knows is ‘X-Men: Apocalypse,’ and that really follows the stories of the let’s say ‘First Class’ X-Men. Jennifer Lawrence, Michael Fassbender, James McAvoy, Nicholas Hoult, many others of that generation of X-Men. So, in future X-Men films? Perhaps, but in ‘Apocalypse’ it will really be the continuation of the ‘past’ of ‘Days of Future Past.'”
Following a stellar response from critics and fans alike and a hefty box office figure of $745,570,770 million, 20th Century Fox and the filmmakers behind ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’ are hard at work on the film’s follow-up, ‘X-Men: Apocalypse.’ According to a new report, Bryan Singer will return to shoot ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ in Montreal, Canada, next April. Set construction is said start this December, and they are apparently utilizing the 27-acre studio facility Mel’s Cité du Cinema – where ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’ was also shot. “Days of Future Past” generated an estimated $100-million for the Montreal economy.
‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ will focus primarily on the returning cast members from ’X-Men: First Class,’ which includes Michael Fassbender’s Magneto, James McAvoy’s Charles Xavier, Jennifer Lawrence’s Mystique, and Nicholas Hoult’s Beast, in addition to some younger versions of other mutants like the previously-teased Gambit and Nightcrawler (although they’re both unconfirmed at this point). Gambit’s only big-screen appearance to date was in ‘X-Men Origins: Wolverine,’ where he was played by Taylor Kitsch. Nightcrawler was played by Alan Cumming in ‘X2.’ It looks as if Gambit will be played by Channing Tatum in ‘X-Men: Apocalypse.’
Michael Fassbender Talks Magneto & ‘X-Men: Apocalypse'; Says He’s Been Tossing Around Ideas With Writer Simon Kinberg
Out and about on the promotional campaign for ‘Frank’ (which is fantastic) in the US, Michael Fassbender opened up briefly about ‘X-Men: Apocalypse,’ his next outing as Magneto.’ Asked if he was looking forward to the prospect of going up against a character like Apocalypse, Fassbender responded, “Yeah, I mean, I haven’t got a script or anything yet, but I’m always excited to see where Simon Kinberg’s going to go with the next X-Men. X-Men’s been great to me and allowed me to do so much, including films like Frank. I’ve had a lot of fun with the cast and with the character, Magneto. So I had a good chat with Simon [Kinberg] when we were on our way to Moscow, and we tossed around some ideas on the plane over there. So I’m pretty excited to see how it all comes together.”
After shooting ‘Macbeth’ together earlier this, it was revealed in April that Justin Kurzel will direct Michael Fassbender in ‘Assassin’s Creed,’ the big-screen take on the popular Ubisoft video game. And while we’ve heard very little details about ‘Assassin’s Creed’ since that report, Fassbender has opened up about the film on the promotional campaign for ‘Frank’ in the US.
While ‘Frank’ opened in the UK and Ireland back in May, the film – which is fantastic I might add – opens in the US on August 15th. Coinciding with the US release, Michael Fassbender, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Domnhall Gleeson and the rest of the Soronprfbs (the band depicted in the film) teamed up to perform “I Love You All” on The Colbert Report. Directed by Lenny Abrahamson and penned by Jon Ronson and Peter Straughan, ‘Frank’ stars Gleeson, Gylenhaal, Scoot McNairy, Carla Azar and Fassbender as the titular character, a brilliant and eccentric musician who wears a giant papier–mache head at all times.
Domhnall Gleeson plays Jon, a wannabe musician who finds himself out of his depth when he joins a maverick pop band led by the enigmatic Frank – a musical genius who hides himself inside a large fake head — and his terrifying sidekick Clara (Maggie Gylenhaal). It is a fictional story loosely inspired by Frank Sidebottom, the persona of cult musician and comedy legend Chris Sievey, as well as other outsider musicians like Daniel Johnston and Captain Beefheart.