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GAMBIT to Film this Fall, Location and Casting Call Revealed

After all of the excitement in Hall H back at San Diego Comic-Con, it seems 20th Century Fox did not give away all of their secrets about their upcoming Marvel-related films. In fact, it fell on Roger Friedman over at Showbiz 411 to break the newest development on the Channing Tatum-led version of Gambit.

It seems production will start on the film this coming October, and fans may be happy to know that filming will be taking place in New Orleans, as it should. Gambit might also play into the mutant’s backstory involving both the Thieves’ Guild and The Assassins’ Guild, and their rivalry.

The details are supported by a series of character descriptions given to Friedman by his source. (They were all over the phone, so their authenticity may not be 100%, but they do shed some light on possibilities for the film.) Friedman comments that the film was being referred to as “Chess” for a while to keep any sensitive info under wraps. GambitChess…get it? With that knowledge, it can be assumed the names of characters in the following list are also false, possibly to keep their true comic book connections a secret for now.

Take a look at a few below, and check out the rest over at Showbiz 411:

Louis– Male, any ethnicity, 40s-50s. Elegant and intelligent. An appealing entrepreneur with an unexpected dark side.

Vera– Female, any ethnicity, mid 20s – early 30s. Beautiful, smart, tough, fiery and unpredictable.

Nash– Male, any ethnicity, mid 20s – early 30s. A potent threat. Heir to his mother’s business. Malevolent.

Nonna—Female, any ethnicity, mid 20s – 30 years old. Uptight, corporate, vicious, sexual.

Clarissa– Female, mixed race, 10 – 12 years old. Ethereal and other worldly. Very expressive.

From these descriptions we can assume that Louis will actually be Jean-Luc LeBeau, the head of the Thieves’ Guild that took Remy in and raised him since he was a boy (which would later become a major problem in Remy’s life). Along the same lines we can assume Vera is actually Remy’s love/bane Belladonna Boudreaux and Nash will be Julien, his brother. Nonna also seems to fit the description of the immortal being Candra that acts as a benefactor of both Guilds in New Orleans. But who is Clarissa, the young other-worldly girl, and how will she tie into the story?

Have an idea of who Clarissa may be? Hit me up on twitter at @MattDelhauer. Otherwise let us know what you think of the news in the comments below.

HT: Showbiz 411

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