Brief News On X-Men’s Psylocke, “Gambit” Film

A couple of X-Men franchise updates today starting with a new photo and clip from the ‘Rogue Cut’ of “X-Men: Days of Future Past” which hits Blu-ray, DVD, and Digitial HD on July 14th. Both bits of media center on Iceman (Shawn Ashmore) and Rogue (Anna Paquin).

Meanwhile, filming continues apace in Montreal on Bryan Singer’s 1980s-set “X-Men: Apocalypse” and today one of the film’s cast, actress Olivia Munn, has posted an Instagram video of herself doing some sword training for the role of Psylocke in the upcoming project. In the comics, Psylocke had telepathic powers and highly developed fighting skills akin to that of a Japanese ninja assassin.

Learned some new tricks…

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Then there is the spin-off film “Gambit” which sees Channing Tatum take on the role of the cajun mutant. With Tatum out doing promotion for “Magic Mike XXL,” producer Reid Carolin spoke with Screen Rant about Tatum’s prep for the role of Gambit:

“Yeah, that we’ll shoot that in the fall, we’ll probably start that in late October/November in New Orleans. Rupert Wyatt is our director, he’s pretty cool. I think the script is really good.

To be honest, I don’t watch big movies for pleasure a lot, but this script convinced me that we should be making this movie, so… [Hearing the accent] probably is a spoiler but you should ask him. I don’t think he has it yet.

Last night we were with my friend who I went to college with, this guy David Kwong who is an incredible magician and he was teaching Chan how to throw cards and do slight of hand and all that, so we’re producing that and I’m mostly just writing stuff, both things are female-driven but they’re totally different kinds of stories.”

“X-Men: Apocalypse” hits screens May next year followed by “Gambit” in October.