GAMBIT Joins KINGSMAN 2, A Young HAN SOLO Frontrunner? And Will RDJ ‘Come Home’ with SPIDER-MAN?

Channing Tatum

20th Century Fox’s some-day Gambit star is joining the cast of Kingsman: The Golden Circle, director Matthew Vaughn’s sequel to the 2014 Fox film based on the Mark Millar comic book series.

Channing Tatum tweeted Wednesday he’s joining the increasingly all-star ensemble in an undisclosed role that will feature returning castmembers Taron Egerton, Mark Strong (and reportedly) Colin Firth (he gets better), along with new castmembers Julianne Moore and Halle Berry, and possibly Elton John.


In other casting dialogue, Deadline is reporting a frontrunner has emerged in the search for an actor to play a young Han Solo in the in-development stand-alone 2018 Star Wars film directed by Phil Lord and Christopher Miller and written by Lawrence Kasdan and his son Jon Kasdan.

Alden Ehrenreich is currently the favorite according to Deadline’s source, separating from a pack that reportedly included The Kingsman’s Egerton.

The 26 year-old relative newcomer was most recently featured in The Coen Brothers’ Hail, Caesar!


Finally, in decidedly maybe casting news, Disney employee and often corporate MC Jimmy Kimmel seemed to come close to revealing Robert Downey Jr.’s inclusion in 2017’s Spider-Man: Homecoming during the actor’s appearance on Kimmel’s ABC late night talk show Wednesday evening.

Praising the appearance of Spider-Man in Captain America: Civil War, Kimmel went on to express that it’s exciting for the upcoming Spider-Man solo movie, “which Iron Man will be a part of, is that right?” the host asks RDJ nodding, seemingly expecting the actor to affirm. Downey Jr. quickly responded, “Perhaps I will, we don’t have a contract yet.”

Just a few days ago Marvel’s Kevin Feige confirmed other Marvel superheroes will appear in Homecoming.

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