So this might not be a complete surprise and there’s not much to go off of, but according to one source, the planned Channing Tatum Gambit film, Noah Hawley’s Doctor Doom movie, as well as other proposed X-Men spin-off films over at 20th Century Fox appears to have drawn its last card. As in it’s dead. Best card play on words that came to mind. But right now, it’s all rumor territory, so tread lightly.
The source of this is known scooper DanielRPK, who shared today that, per his sources, a number of upcoming Fox X-Men and Marvel projects are on the cutting room floor, among them Brian K. Vaughn’s Silver Surfer project, Noah Hawley’s Doctor Doom film, the Kitty Pryde film and, of course, the Channing Tatum Gambit film. Here’s the tweet discussing this:
Not a huge surprise but from what I hear Gambit and Dr. Doom are officially dead.
As for X-Force, it's not "Officially" dead, but they only have two months to start filming it and that's not gonna happen. So… not happening, not with Fox anyway.
— Daniel Richtman #BlackLivesMatter (@DanielRPK) January 11, 2019
It is interesting the number of snags that the Gambit film in particular seemed to have. It went through a number of directors, Simon Kinberg described it not too long ago as a love story with elements of a heist film, it had a supporting cast including the likes of Lizzy Caplan, and the film’s prospects seemed to gain its second wind in light of the successes of both Deadpool and Logan. So for the film to apparently be completely scrapped is no doubt disappointing for those involved.
Chances are this could be the nature of the business and the fact that many of Fox’s assets will soon be absorbed into the House of Mouse whenever the actual Disney/Fox acquisition concludes. But as of right now, if DanielRPK’s source is to be believed, Gambit is done for. Perhaps official word could come from the studio later on, but again, we’ll have to wait and see. But for right now, what do you think about this possibly being the end of the line for the Channing Tatum Gambit project, Doctor Doom and the other X-Men films?
Would you still want to see him in the role at some point in the future? And what do you think about other planned spin-offs like X-23 or Multiple Man? Again, right now, it’s all rumor territory, so take this all with a massive adamantium grain of salt. Let us know your thoughts on this in the comments below.
Here’s Every Hero Who Appears In The ‘Avengers: Endgame’ Trailer
Today, Marvel Studios released the first official trailer for Avengers: Endgame and revealed which heroes will likely be on hand for the re-match against Thanos.
Avengers: Infinity War united nearly every hero in the Marvel Cinematic Universe for the showdown with Thanos and after a decade of films that proved to be an extensive roster. However, the Marvel Studios epic concluded with Thanos succeeding in his mission to acquire the Infinity Stones and use their power to erase half of the universe’s population, with many of the aforementioned heroes being included among the casualties. Fortunately, the original Avengers teammates survived Thanos’ decimation and it appears they will be joined by a few the new heroes who debuted since the group initially formed when they head into the second showdown with Thanos.
Iron ManAfter being spared by Thanos, Tony Stark can be seen adrift in space with limited supplies and oxygen. Although Nebula appears to be with him, the unlikely companions seem to be lost with little chance of being rescued, though it is hard to imagine that Stark will spend most of what could be his final adventure away from the action.
The First Avenger will unsurprisingly return for the conclusion of the first decade of Marvel Studios stories and he is determined to undo Thanos’ decimation. Of course, many fans are concerned that reversing the decimation could come at a great cost for Captain America considering Chris Evans’ contract expired with Avengers: Endgame.
Natasha Romanoff, a.k.a Black Widow, returns for Avengers: Endgame and it appears she’s been assessing the consequences of Thanos’ actions. Standing by Captain America’s side as they head to attempt to reverse the decimation, Black Widow seems confident that their plan cannot fail.
Although Thor nearly defeated Thanos by stabbing through the chest with Stormbreaker, The Mad Titan had enough energy left to use the Infinity Stones to heal himself while erasing 50% of the population in the universe. Now, a contemplative Thor can be seen in the Avengers: Endgame trailer and one can’t fault him for reflecting on the fact that victory was almost in his grasp.
Nebula and Rocket Raccoon were the only Guardians of the Galaxy characters to survive Thanos’ wrath, with former being left alone on Titan with Tony Stark. With the film expected to conclude Thanos’ and Nebula having more reason than most to see the Mad Titan brought to justice, fans are hoping she will have an extensive role Avengers: Endgame.
The new trailer also confirmed that Hawkeye will assume the Ronin mantle when he returns and the death of family is the likely reason for his new identity. It appears Natasha will attempt to recruit her old friend when they embark on a mission to defeat Thanos, but whether or not Hawkeye agreed to join them remains to be seen.
After the mid-credits scene for Ant-Man and the Wasp, many were theorizing that the Avengers would have to rescue Scott Lang from the Quantum Realm and subsequently use the alternate dimension to travel back in time to defeat Thanos. While it appears Scott Lang managed to escape on his own, he may have brought the van containing the way to the Quantum Realm to the Avengers’ front door.
While the Hulk was absent from the first Avengers: Endgame trailer, Bruce Banner managed to make a brief appearance. The brilliant scientist could be seen assessing the list of casualties of Thanos’ decimation and it has clearly taken an emotional toll.