Nerdcast Episode 23

August 2nd, 2015 | by Lady Cyprus
Nerdcast Episode 23

ComiConverse is back again with episode 23 of the Nerdcast podcast. Today’s host, Jordan, is joined by Dale and Ryan to talk about the latest happenings in pop culture including, Channing Tatum allegedly leaving the Gambit film, and Mission Impossible: Rouge Nation.

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Nerdcast Podcast Ep. 23 Topics


Mission Impossible

Mission Impossible: Rouge Nation released to the public this week with an 8.6, 90%, and 74% on IMDb, Rotten Tomatoes, and Metacritic respectively. It’s still early in the game, but things are looking OK for the fans of the Mission Impossible franchise, especially when Variety is reporting that it is “Rogue Nation Is Best Mission: Impossible”. Early critic reviews are stating that:

This is the rare sequel that leaves its franchise feeling not exhausted but surprisingly resurgent at 19 years and counting.

Justin Chang – Variety

Tom Cruise is the quintessential action star, carrying the quintessential action franchise. Strap in and enjoy this exhilarating ride.

Sean O’Connell – Cinemablend

Tom Cruise hit on a tangy idea when he decided to turn the old-school CBS series Mission: Impossible (1966-1973) into a film franchise.

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Peter Travers – Rolling Stone

If you haven’t seen this film then we at Nerdcast and ComiConverse recommend that you head over to the cinema and grab a nice, big bucket of popcorn while you’re at it. The boys give their review and first impressions on Mission Impossible: Rouge Nation.


We also got some ‘rumor’ that Gambit’s Channing Tatum will not be starring in the film after all. The Wrap reported that,

One individual close to the project told The Wrap that Tatum’s reps are still in active discussions with the studio but acknowledged that “something is up.” The situation will have to be resolved quickly, as Gambit is slated for release on Oct. 7, 2016.

Gambit seemed to be a project that was close to Tatum’s heart and it’s odd that he would be considering leaving just when things were starting to become a reality.


Filming was supposed to be starting around October with an estimated budget of $155 million, it seems like Fox has tremendous faith in the property as well as the lead star considering that Ant-Man used only $130 million. The Gambit name cannot draw much attention to its self without some familiar faces dawning on the screen, and we suspect that whatever is ‘up’ will be solved shortly or else the project might just fall flat without Tatum’s presence. In an interview with MTV Channing said,

Gambit is really the only X-Man I’ve ever loved,

This was a spot that was strongly favored by Channing. It’s obvious that the actor is taking this role to heart so whatever is supposedly causing to second guess himself must be serious or at least stressful.

Gambit is set to release October 7th, 2016.

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