Film Gambit (2019)
On the wave of love for superhero movies, Channing Tatum is trying to get into the first echelon of Hollywood actors. In 2019, the film "Gambit" with him in the lead role.
Who is Gambit and where does he live
In the world there is a real boom in the genre of cinema comics - people are waiting for both new films about old heroes and the appearance of new characters with interesting abilities. Hollywood studios regularly film comics Marvel and DC, and get a lot of money for it. So we got to Gambit.
This hero lives in the universe of X-Men, and is himself one of the mutants. Gambit's real name is Remi Etienne Lebo, he was born in New Orleans, and because of fiery red eyes was left by his mother. He was raised in the New Orleans Thieves Guild, so it’s no wonder the guy grew up a thief and a gambler. Actually, for the ability to win in any card games, he got his nickname. Gambit’s ability is to create explosives from any inanimate object he touches. At the same time, he converts his potential energy into kinetic energy.Remy's eyes are sensitive to light, and he also has a poorly developed ability to hypnosis, and can charm almost any person without telepathic talents. However, against telepaths more powerful (and there are most), it loses its strength. At first, he used his abilities in selfish interests: he hid from fireworks with those who pursued a clever sharper and pickpocket. Unlike most fellow mutants, Gambit does not experience difficulties with self-control, can charge an object to the required power (from a squib to an atomic bomb), and discharge the already charged one.
The hero thought the creators Chris Clairmont and Jim Lee, as negative, but life forced him to go to the side of good. For the first time, readers saw it in August 1990.
Remy Lebo has repeatedly appeared in the animated series, filmed in the universe of X-Men, in the film "X-Men 2" mentions his name, in the film "X-Men: The Beginning. Wolverine ”appears Gambit himself performed by Taylor Kitsch. The costume designers freely interpreted the image: the cape of brown turned black, the character lost his famous half mask imitating a human face, and his eyes remained of an ordinary color, they blushed only when using abilities.
And Gambit managed to visit one of the horsemen of the Apocalypse, and not some Hunger, but Death itself.
The 2019 film
It will be a movie entirely dedicated to Gambita, without Wolverine and Phoenix. Only he and his story. And maybe a couple of impressive cameos in the form of old acquaintances - mutants.
Actor Channing Tatum dreamed of playing Gambita since childhood, this is his favorite character in People-X, he passed the tests for the film "X-Men: The Last Stand", but failed. This time perseverance prevailed - Channing practically asked for the role.
It seems that this film was born under an unlucky star: at first it was planned to release it in 2016, but the project froze. Rupert Wyatt, Doug Lyman and Gore Verbinski managed to sit in the director's chair - the latter left the post due to the conflict of shooting schedules, not even having time to start shooting. Now the project does not have a director, only Channing Tatum and Lizzie Kaplan are on the acting team, and the premiere was postponed from February 14, 2019 toJune 7, 2019.
Hope is inspired by the fact that Tatum seems to be eager to play in this film - and therefore, can play passionately. Chris Claremont, one of the creators of the character, acted as the author of the script, that is, the spirit of the original will be preserved.The official poster of the film also hints that the film version will be close to the text of the comic. The fact that the premiere was originally scheduled for Valentine's Day implies an interesting love line. In the original comic, the mutant Rogue became the girlfriend and then the wife of Gambit. Perhaps Lizzy Kaplan will play exactly her - see in June 2019.