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“Gambit Is Home!” Apes Director Will Get a Rise out of Channing Tatum Next

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As misbegotten as the whole Wolverine origin movie was, it did contain several fun performances that I’m sorry to see completely retconned away. Ryan Reynolds still gets to be Deadpool, but I’m guessing Kevin Durand won’t be the Blob again, and the double whammy of John Carter/Battleship tanking AND a major star expressing interest in the role means Taylor Kitsch won’t be Gambit, which is a shame because even though I’ve come to like Channing Tatum, Kitsch was better casting.

At least he’s in good hands. Rupert Wyatt, a.k.a. the good Rupert and not the one who cheated with K-Stew, is now attached to direct, and if he can make us all care for the bond between James Franco and a digital ape, I suspect he can also make the love of Channing Tatum for his deck of cards palpable.

Which is good, because nobody wants this movie to be a Remy Zero.

[pause for laughs]Nothing?

Nah, you’re right. That doesn’t even earn a David Caruso.

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Luke Y. Thompson has been writing professionally about movies and pop-culture since 1999, and has also been an actor in some extremely cheap culty and horror movies you will probably never hear much about (he is nonetheless mostly proud of them, as he met his wife on one). As editor of The Robot's Voice since 2012, he can take the blame for the majority of the site's content, all of which he creates because he loves you very, very much. (Although he loves nachos more. Sorry.) Prior to TRV, Luke wrote for publications that include the New Times LA, Los Angeles CityBeat, E! Online, OC Weekly, Geekweek, GeekChicDaily, The L.A. Times, The Village Voice, LA Weekly, and Nerdist