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Channing Tatum Really Wants To Play Gambit In A New X-Men Movie (And He Just May Get His Wish)

“Gambit is really the only X-Man I’ve ever loved."

Channing Tatum is a big fan of the X-Men character Gambit … so big, in fact, that he is DYING to play the character on the big screen. In a new interview with MTV, Channing revealed not only his intense desire to play the character in a new film but also revealed that he may actually get his wish, particularly since X-Men franchise producer Lauren Shuler is also interested in him playing the role. Personally, I can’t really see the very beefy Channing in the role as the lithe Gambit but it sounds like he might really get the part. More »

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Michael C. Hall Says He Would ‘Definitely Consider’ Playing The Superhero Daredevil In A New Series

But ...

A few weeks ago it was reported that Netflix has partnered with Marvel Comics to produce a few TV shows based on Marvel superheroes, including Daredevil: The Man Without Fear. It has been rumored that Michael C. Hall was being considered for the role of Daredevil in the planned Netflix series and last night, he was asked about the possibility of becoming the red devil costumed superhero. MCH revealed that he would “definitely consider” the role if it were offered to him but, he clarifies, talk of him starring in a Daredevil TV series is just rumor at this point. More »

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CBS Has Selected Stephen Colbert To Succeed David Letterman As Host Of ‘The Late Show’

It's Official!

Variety is reporting today that CBS has selected Stephen Colbert to replace David Letterman as the host of The Late Show when Letterman retires from the show next year. As you may recall, Colbert‘s name was the first to be mentioned as a possible replacement when Letterman made his surprise retirement announcement last week. Since then, a bunch of other names have been tossed around but it sounds like CBS was pretty set on their replacement selection from the start. More »

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Tina Fey & Amy Poehler Will Play Sisters In A New Movie Because It’s Only The BEST IDEA EVER

YES YES YES

A few days ago we learned that funnylady Tina Fey is RUMORED to be among the folks being considered to take over as host of The Late Show when David Letterman retires next year but today we learn that she is going to make a movie with her BFF Amy Poehler whether the hosting gig works out or not. Tina and Amy have signed on to play sisters in a new movie called The Nest. To be honest, I don’t even care what the movie is about … all I need to know is that Tina and Amy will be appearing on the big screen together and I’M SOLD! But, if you must know more deets about this new film project for Fey and Poehler, I guess you can read on and learn more. More »

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Saul Williams Will Play Tupac Shakur In The Broadway Musical ‘Holler If Ya Hear Me’

The Show Opens in June

This past January we learned officially that the Tupac Shakur Broadway musical, Holler If Ya Hear Me, would be opening this June but at the time, the lead role had yet to be announced. Today we learn that musician/poet/artist Saul Williams has been cast as Tupac in the show, which will open in previews on May 29 and will open officially on June 19 at the Palace Theater. More »

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Peter Mayhew Will Reprise His Role As Chewbacca In ‘Star Wars: Episode VII’

Wookie News

Yesterday we learned from Disney Studios honcho Alan Horn that filming is already underway and casting is near completion for the upcoming sequel film Star Wars: Episode VII (due out in December of 2015). Today we learn from The Hollywood Reporter that one of the film franchises major characters has been cast. Peter Mayhew, the very tall man who portrayed the beloved Wookie character Chewbacca in the original Star Wars trilogy has signed on to step back into the famous furry costume and reprise his role for Episode VII. Woot!! More »

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Watch: Filming Has Already Begun On ‘Star Wars: Episode VII’, Casting Is Near Completion

"It's all about the screenplay"
"Screenplay, Screenplay, Screenplay"

Disney Studios chairman Alan Horn sat down for a new interview where he was asked questions about the upcoming new Star Wars film and over the course of his chat, he revealed that filming has already begun and that casting (the toughest part of the process, he says) is almost finished. The video embedded above is just under 2 minutes long but it does provide some new information about Star Wars: Episode VII. As you may recall, we learned previously that the new film will pick up where the last film left off … 35 years later. Set for a December 2015 release, the folks at Disney sure do have their work cut out for them. I just hope they don’t eff it all up.

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Tina Fey & Ellen DeGeneres Are Rumored For David Letterman’s Replacement On ‘The Late Show’

TALK TALK

Thursday afternoon, late night talk show host David Letterman announced that he will be retiring from The Late Show sometime next year and immediately folks began to speculate as to who might be selected as his replacement when he steps down from the show in 2015. The first name that started to make the rounds was Stephen Colbert (who, as an employee of the parent company that owns The Late Show, is an obvious possibility) but I was hoping that a woman would be selected for the job. Today we learn that both Tina Fey and Ellen DeGeneres are rumored o be among the folks being seriously considered for the Late Show hosting gig … which I have to say is VERY good news. More »

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Uh Oh! There Are Lots Of Changes Happening With The ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ Movie

Reshoots, Recasts, OH MY!

Remember last week when we saw the first trailer for the upcoming live-action reboot of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles? You’d think that the film would be finished or very near finished by the time a studio puts out a movie trailer but … nope, not this time. Megan Fox was ordered back to the set of TMNT for reshoots (despite the fact that she just gave birth weeks ago, I might add) and two of the main characters in the movie have been entirely recast … or, at least, their voices have. For whatever reason, Johnny Knoxville will now voice the character of Leonardo and Tony Shalhoub (Monk) will voice the character of Splinter. Because the movie is due out in August, I’d say that the folks producing TMNT have got their work cut out for them. Honestly, it sounds like this movie is slowly turning into a hot mess. Let’s see if they can pull it off in the end.

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The Batman Prequel Series ‘Gotham’ Casts The Riddler

Meet the new Edward Nygma

Fox has more casting news to share today for their upcoming Batman prequel series Gotham. Actor Cory Michael Smith has been cast in the role of the young Edward Nygma, the character who will eventually become The Riddler. Smith starred on Broadway alongside Game of Thrones star Emilia Clarke in the failed stage adaptation Breakfast at Tiffany’s and the two are rumored to be dating. Click below to get a better look at this young chap and learn a bit more about the villainous character he will play when Gotham debuts on Fox this Fall. More »

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