Exciting news on the horizon for the new X-Men ‘Gambit‘ stand alone movie starring Channing Tatum. The latest news reveals the start date for the filming of the movie as well as a few teaser details. Check out what we have on this below, and sound off with your opinions after the JUMP!
With a release date set for late next year, 20th Century Fox’s Gambit movie is currently gearing up for production in New Orleans and under the working title… Chess. Now according to Showbiz411, the X-Men spin-off is not only set to commence principal photography in October, but it’s also looking to fill a number of supporting roles right now. The source notes that each of the roles in the following casting call includes a deal for future sequels, which has oddly led some to believe that Channing Tatum’s Remy LeBeau will replace Huge Jackman’s Wolverine as Fox’s leading mutant.
Louis– Male, any ethnicity, 40s-50s. Elegant and intelligent. An appealing entrepreneur with an unexpected dark side.
Vera– Female, any ethnicity, mid 20s – early 30s. Beautiful, smart, tough, fiery and unpredictable.
Wes– Male, any ethnicity, mid 20s – mid 30s. Aspirational but weak minded. Soulful and sensitive.
Fritz– Male, any ethnicity, 40s – 50s. A professional thief. Charismatic con-artist. Warm hearted but untrustworthy.
Nash– Male, any ethnicity, mid 20s – early 30s. A potent threat. Heir to his mother’s business. Malevolent.
Willhelm– Male, any ethnicity, 30s. Dangerous street criminal. Protective and loyal to his family. Intensely loyal and violent.
Gary– Male, any ethnicity, mid 20s – early 30s. A little simple; dim-witted and passive.
Nonna—Female, any ethnicity, mid 20s – 30 years old. Uptight, corporate, vicious, sexual.
Joe– Male, any ethnicity, 30s. He’s a gun for hire. He is the black sheep of his family. Not from good breeding but from a working class family.
Ben–Male, any ethnicity, 20s. Just reaching adulthood. A street kid, a disaffected outsider, an orphan.
Boris–Male, Hispanic, 20s. Charming, handsome, and dangerous..
Clarissa– Female, mixed race, 10 – 12 years old. Ethereal and other worldly. Very expressive.
Wolfgang– Male, authentic French, 40s. A French criminal. Must speak fluent French.
Howard– Male, Caucasian. 50s. A refined European mobster who speaks fluent French.
More than likely, the names listed in the casting call above are just ruses for actual characters or even other mutants from the Marvel Comics. Anyhow, check the source for additional info. Directed by Rupert Wyatt while starring Channing Tatum, Gambit is set to open on October 7, 2016.