The Kabooooom! Scoop: Channing Tatum is Gambit, ‘Interstellar’ Trailer, Credit Bill Finger on ‘Gotham’ Petition, & More

Welcome to Kabooooom! Scoop, our latest feature where we collect the biggest comic book, television, and movie news you may have missed and need to know!


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  • Longtime X-Men producer, Lauren Shuler Donner confirms Channing Tatum as Gambit. The Ragin’ Cajun last appeared in Wolverine: Origins and was played by Taylor Kitsch. No word on when Tatum is expected to take on the role or for which film. (via Total Film)
  • Speaking of X-Men, the early reviews for X-Men: Days of Future Past imply this could be one of the best X-Men film, yet! (via Screen Rant)
  • More X-Men news, but this time of the comic variety. Sequart has a new documentary on Chris Claremont‘s influential run on X-Men you need to check out.

  • Feast your eyes on this trailer for Christopher Nolan‘s latest film, Interstellar, starring Matthew McConaughey, Jessica Chastain, Anne Hathaway, Casey Affleck, and Michael Caine.
  • Variety reports Roberto Orci will direct Star Trek 3. Previously, Orci wrote and produced the first two Star Trek films, then directed by J.J. Abrams, with his writing partner Alex Kurtzman.
  • A release date has been set for Warner Bros.’ next film capitalizing on the Harry Potter franchise, the spinoff Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find ThemNovember 18, 2016.
  • In sad news, earlier this week we learned legendary artist, H.R. Giger, best known for his iconic xenomorph designs from Alien, has passed away. (via AP News)
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Phillip Seymour Hoffman and Julianne Moore in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1.
  • Lionsgate has released our first look at The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 with new images, videos, and a motion poster – ooh! ahh!
  • Check out the first trailer for the new ABC series, Galavant – a musical, comedy fairy tale? (via ABC)
  • There’s a new petition going around to secure Batman co-creator, Bill Finger, gets his name on Fox’s Gotham series. Check out the Facebook page and sign. (via Blastr)

  • Following the success the CW‘s Arrow, The Flash is coming to television this fall. Here’s the extended trailer that sets up the series and gives a great look at Barry’s super speed.
  • Speaking of Arrow, John Barrowman has been made a series regular for Season 3 – Malcolm Merlyn is back, baby! (via Twitter)
  • Also coming to the CW this fall is a new series based on Vertigo‘s iZombie. Check out the first image of star Rose McIver. (via Bleeding Cool)

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  •  The Mary Sue has an exclusive preview of Batwoman #31, including this awesome Batman ’66 variant cover.
  • Over at Bleeding Cool you’ll find a sneak peek at Marvel‘s upcoming All-New Young Guns.

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  • Lastly, you’ve got love this new Guardians of the Galaxy poster.

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