CHANNING TATUM Talks GAMBIT Costume & Accent, ROGUE CUT & APOCALYPSE (?) Comes To SDCC, More

"X-Men Legacy #259" cover by Clay Mann
Credit: Marvel Comics
Credit: Marvel Comics

In a recent chat with Digital Spy, Channing Tatum spoke about his progress in developing the signature accent for his lead role in 2016's Gambit.

"I'm from the south, so I know who to go to to find the accent," Tatum said. "But I haven't found the guy yet, cause generally that's how I do accents, I go find the person I want to sound like, and not just do a generic cajun accent." 

Tatum also talked about his ongoing practice with card tricks, telling the interviewer his playing cards were nearby. Gambit producer Reid Carolin was also on hand, and he spoke about the possibility of other X-Men characters showing up in the film. 

"I think it's sort of an evolving conversation, and we're sort of figuring that out as we go," said Carolin, "This is a standalone movie, and it's the story of Gambit. We'll probably gradually integrate that character into the X-Men universe as we go. And as far as what characters from the X-Men universe make it into the movie, we're not exactly sure yet. So we're figuring it out, and it's still at the script stage."

Tatum also spoke about whether the costume would be pink and purple, saying that the costume would be grounded in reality.

"That's kind of the fun part -- to massage it," the Magic Mike XXL star said. "You can't just do it how people think; you want to give it some basic reality. And if you do do it, you want to make it sort of relative to the reality."

Gambit is scheduled to be released October 7, 2016.

 

Credit: Jeff Smith

JEFF SMITH's RASL Headed For TV

According to Deadline, production company Parkes+MacDonald has named former AMC executive Owen Shiflett as its new head of television, and one of Shiflett's first projects will be an adaptation of Jeff Smith's sci-fi comic RASL

RASL tells the story of an art thief who uses a special device to jump between dimensions. The deal marks the first time one of Smith's projects has been optioned for television, though RASL was previously optioned as a film.

“[RASL] was a motion picture pitch, which we felt was more potent as TV project in its merging of sci-fi, fantasy, and social commentary with strong characters and themes," said Walter Parkes of Parkes+MacDonald.

 

X-MEN: APOCALYPSE Director Teases HALL H Plans For SDCC

In a post on Instagram, director Bryan Singer invited fans to join him for a screening of the "Rogue Cut" of X-Men: Days Of Future Past on July 11 in San Diego, and also teased a possible screening of footage from his upcoming X-Men: Apocalypse at Comic-Con International: San Diego. Check out the post right here:

X-Men: Apocalypse hits theaters May 27, 2016.

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