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So, What’s Going on With the Gambit Movie?

X-Men producer Simon Kinberg says the Gambit movie is still in "active development" and could be shooting by early 2018. He said, "We want to make sure we get Gambit right, because we want him to be the beginning of a whole new franchise."

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Gambit Finally Gets a Filming Date, Cherie

Production on the Channing Tatum-starring Gambit has been plagued with delays following director Rupert Wyatt's exit last fall and x-tensive rewrites.

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Deadpool Director Tim Miller Wants a Spider-Man Crossover

There's also talk of bringing the X-Men and the Avengers back together.

We got to watch Deadpool team up with Colossus and Negasonic Teenage Warhead (and poke fun at his own movie's budget in the process)--and now, director Tim Miller is hopeful that Spider-Man could be a character who makes an appearance in Wade Wilson's world.

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Deadpool May Open the Door for an R-Rated X-Force

The Uncanny R-Men.

An R rating isn't necessarily the way to go even for a "realistic" or "gritty" movie—or a comedy, for that matter—although it certainly seems to be working out for Deadpool. For better or worse, that probably means we'll see more R-rated superhero movies in the near future, and one of those could be X-Force.

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X-Men: Apocalypse Screenwriter on the Planning Process—It’s Like “Doing Fan-Fiction”

Very high-budget fan-fiction.

If you're an X-Men fan, you've probably got at least one character (or twelve) that ends up in every fan-fiction or fantasy you have about what could/should/might happen. None of us got to write X-Men: Apocalypse, but when it came down to deciding who'd appear and who'd fight what when and with whom, screenwriter Simon Kinberg says the decision-making did feel a lot like "fan-fiction."

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Channing Tatum’s Gambit Will Be “a Heist Movie & a Sexy Thriller”

There are two types of people in this world: those who don't understand the appeal of Gambit, and those who want to have sex with Gambit. I kid, I kid -- but let's not deny that a big part of Gambit's fandom revolves around his sex appeal. The creators of the upcoming Gambit feature film seem well-aware of that fact.

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Expect Crossovers in Fox’s Deadpool, Gambit, and X-Men Films

Of course Deadpool, Gambit, and the X-Men all live in the same world on the comic book page, but when it comes to the silver screen, crossovers get tricky (e.g. two Quicksilvers). But if you like to keep your canon neat and clean, you'll dig this news: the current cinematic adaptations of X-Men, Deadpool, and Gambit officially exist in a shared universe, just as they should, according to X-Men producer Simon Kinberg.

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Writer and Producer Simon Kinberg “Figuring Out” Fantastic Four Sequel

Can't stop, won't stop.

Last month, domestic distribution chief Chris Aronson said that although the studio was disappointed, Fox remains "committed to these characters" and that sequel they greenlit before the first Fantastic Four came out. Writer and producer Simon Kinberg shared a similar sentiment with MTV at the Toronto International Film Festival.

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[UPDATED] BREAKING: Fault In Our Stars Director Josh Boone to Direct FOX’s X-Men Spin-Off The New Mutants

THIS JUST IN. The X-Men spin-off, The New Mutants, is moving forward as a film at FOX, and they've hired director Josh Boone (The Fault in Our Stars) to helm.

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Channing Tatum’s Gambit Solo Film Set to Explode With Robocop Reboot Writer

"You like it, chere? I get you one for Christmas."

Officially official!

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We’re Getting a “Rogue Cut” Of X-Men: Days of Future Past in 2015

"Hey, how much money do you think we can squeeze out of people?"

After having 99% of her screentime unceremoniously chopped from X-Men: Days of Future Past, Anna Paquin's Rogue will finally get to take part in some futureverse shenanigans when her scenes are included in a special "Rogue Cut" of the film, set to come out in 2015.

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James McAvoy Hints at Professor Xavier’s Hair Loss In X-Men: Apocalypse

It's okay, Charles, the '80s will do that to you.

X-Men sticklers will tell you - Professor Xavier is as bald as a cueball. But when you're casting a leading man for your film about young, hip mutants, you couldn't possibly make him shave his head. No one finds that appealing. Nope. But as timelines converge it seems the creators of the franchise may be starting to fold to the pressure. Will James McAvoy start losing those locks in X-Men: Apocalypse?

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Star Wars/X-Men Writer Simon Kinberg Has Joined Twitter!

140 characters ago...

Everyone welcome Simon Kinberg to Twitter!

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Days of Future Past Roundup: Rogue’s Deleted Scene and Wolverine’s Lead Role Explained, Famke Janssen Talks Female X-Men

Mutatis Mutandis

We already heard from Days of Future Past writer Simon Kinberg on why he did that thing he did with the ending. Now, thanks to a piece in Empire, we have in his own words why Wolverine stars in the film, instead of Kitty Pryde or someone else, and why Rogue's scene was cut. But first: Famke Janssen, why do you love the X-Men's female characters so much? Spoilers for Days of Future Past!

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Wolverine Is Marty McFly, Jean Grey Is Jennifer In X-Men: Days of Back to the Future Past [VIDEO]

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Davis from The Warp Zone sent us this works-too-well combo of Back to the Future and X-Men: Days of Future Past. If only Bryan Singer/Simon Kinberg took this route to fix the X-Universe instead! Are you following The Mary Sue on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Pinterest, & Google +?

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X-Men: Days Of Future Past Writer On How The Film’s Ending Changes The Franchise

Mutatis Mutandis

With three hundred million dollars in the bank after its opening four day weekend, X-Men: Days of Future Past is now the best opening film in the franchise, a nice victory over the previous holder of that title, X-Men: The Last Stand. And speaking of Last Stand, screenwriter Simon Kinberg has been pretty open about how DofP's ending was deliberately designed to undo some of Last Stand's most reviled effects on X-Men movie continuity. Spoilers for the end of X-Men: Days of Future Past follow.

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Things We Saw Today: Our First Look At Big Hero 6, Disney’s First Animated Marvel Movie

Things We Saw Today

Robot Baymax looks like the cute younger brother of the Michelin Man. io9 has more pics.

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X-Men Days of Future Past Writer Talks About Quicksilver’s Inclusion As It Relates To The Avengers

Mutatis Mutandis

During the hype for the film, many of our readers complained about X-Men Days of Future Past's Quicksilver. But having seen the film, I can tell you he was the best part. That's not to say The Avengers: Age of Ultron's version won't be cooler but listen to writer Simon Kinberg as he's asked to explain why the character was chosen for the film. Now, we don't know what was going on in Hollywood but Joss Whedon confirmed he'd be using both Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch on May 17 of last year, though it was hinted at on April 21. Bryan Singer made the casting announcement for X-Men's Quicksilver (Evan Peters) on May 23. He even made what could have passed for a dig at the Avengers sequel in his tweet, (Age of Ultron's Quicksilver - Aaron Taylor-Johnson - wasn't revealed until October.), and while I don't mean to imply they did it on purpose, it's hard to believe they hadn't heard rumblings about the character. Previously in X-Men

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Star Wars Writer Might Have Just Confirmed That New Movies Are Ditching the Expanded Universe

May The Force Be With You

Our knowledge of what the Star Wars sequel trilogy is going to look like is basically nil. It might involve Tatooine, but that's not confirmed. Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, and Carrie Fisher might be back, but we don't know if the contracts have been signed. We could be getting "a young black or mixed-race woman who may be a descendent of Jedi Knight Ben Kenobi"... or maybe not. In the absence of any concrete information about the story of Episodes VII-IX, fans have been speculating about what might not be included, ie whether Disney will airlock the rich Expanded Universe canon that's been established over decades of books, comics, video games, and other tie-in materials. Thrawn! The Jedi Academy! Mara Jade! Unfortunately—or not, your mileage may vary—it’s looking like the answer to that question is “Yes.”

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Quicksilver Is a Giant Doofball, Bryan Singer Teases New (Old) Mutants for X-Men: Apocalypse

Mutatis Mutandis

You see that? That's a new Quicksilver promo from X-Men: Days of Future Past. It's also the reason you've just been hit by an inexplicable urge to visit Hot Topic. Don't blame me. Blame Bryan Singer. Speaking of, he has some things to say about his Days of Future Past follow-up Apocalypse, specifically how it will relate to its comics inspiration and which long-absent mutants might be putting in an appearance. And producer Simon Kinberg answered some questions about Quicksilver in Days of Future Past, including that of whether he's still Magneto's who what now?

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