Good news if you had Channing Tatum's long-gestating Gambit movie in your "Hollywood project in limbo most likely to actually happen" office pool: the thing's got a release date at last, and Tatum's card-flinging X-Men dreams are about to come true.
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Imagine you were 10 years old and given five minutes to tear through a toy store. You'd sprint in, grab everything you wanted, and fall down from exhaustion at the end. It would be an amazing time, but with so much happening so fast, what would the real, lasting memory be? That experience, in movie form, is Kingsman: The Golden Circle.
We've already known that Channing Tatum would be planning an American spy with a hefty Southern accent in the new Kingsman movie, and now we can check out his introduction in a new clip.
Channing Tatum has long hoped and prayed that Gambit would be his Deadpool, and that their seemingly dead-in-the-water relationship would eventually blossom into an everlasting love (and successful franchise). And even now, despite endless delays, it looks like Tatum will never give up on his beloved Cajun.
The negative reaction to The Mummy as the kicking-off point for Universal's Dark Universe movies is apparently causing a bit of a rethink about the future of the monster franchise at the studio. Part of that rethink? Getting Channing Tatum to play the next cinematic incarnation of fiction's most famous monster hunter, Abraham Van Helsing.
We would totally watch this movie. And it would not matter to us whether it was because Tom Hanks' original movie character Allen Bauer has fallen for Channing Tatum's new mer-person because he is so beautiful or because he's left his first aquatic romantic partner, Madison, as a result of finding out he never loved her -- only her fin.