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12.01.2008
Ever since I heard Gambit's thick, cajun drawl in the original X-men animated series, he became and has since remained my favorite of all the heroic mutants. It's fitting then, that one of my favorite young actors working today--Taylor Kitsch--is portraying the explosive ladies man in the upcoming WOLVERINE. Kitsch plays badboy Tim Riggins on the critically acclaimed series "Friday Night Lights" which is perhaps my favorite show currently on television. Kitsch is the show's heart and soul and I'm excited to see what he does alongside Mr. Jackman. This kid is destined to be a star. Check out the first official photo of Taylor as Gambit courtesy of Empire Magazine below.

Extra Tidbit: If you don't watch "Friday Night Lights" start from season 1 and fall in love.
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2:54PM on 12/02/2008

ME

AS GAMBIT

WOULD BE BETTER
AS GAMBIT

WOULD BE BETTER
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12:13PM on 12/02/2008

awful

This gambit is going to be terrible. Why is he even in a wolverine origins film anyway? This character should have been introduced even in cameo form a long time ago. We're probably never going to see a decent X men film anymore, and the new one they are planning sounds even worse. I'll wait for the reboot after that one i suppose. Seems like every marvel film that is not part of marvel studios is going to be as shitty as spiderman 3. Oh, but Kiddo is right, the guy who plays Rene from True
This gambit is going to be terrible. Why is he even in a wolverine origins film anyway? This character should have been introduced even in cameo form a long time ago. We're probably never going to see a decent X men film anymore, and the new one they are planning sounds even worse. I'll wait for the reboot after that one i suppose. Seems like every marvel film that is not part of marvel studios is going to be as shitty as spiderman 3. Oh, but Kiddo is right, the guy who plays Rene from True Blood would be perfect as gambit.
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9:41AM on 12/02/2008

here...

is your look at Deadpool: [link]

and, while I enjoy the idea of Ryan Reynolds as the character, I do not enjoy him being such a "hollywood face" that he does not wear a mask...
And even more (peculiar?) NO SLEEVES?? Is he REALLY that jacked up that they had to make him sleeveless...
But most of all, I hate that he is married to my girlfriend, Scarlett Johannson...
Fuck you, Ryan Reynolds...at least until you do Fletch Won or a sequel to Van Wilder
is your look at Deadpool: [link]

and, while I enjoy the idea of Ryan Reynolds as the character, I do not enjoy him being such a "hollywood face" that he does not wear a mask...
And even more (peculiar?) NO SLEEVES?? Is he REALLY that jacked up that they had to make him sleeveless...
But most of all, I hate that he is married to my girlfriend, Scarlett Johannson...
Fuck you, Ryan Reynolds...at least until you do Fletch Won or a sequel to Van Wilder
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8:35PM on 12/01/2008
I'm really torn about this. I've been waiting to see gambit in an x-men movie (yes, an x-men movie, not a wolverine movie). I think for this movie to work, in terms of story, wolverine needs to be portrayed more of a loner. With gambit, deadpool, etc. this seems more like x-men the next generation (or first generation).
I'm really torn about this. I've been waiting to see gambit in an x-men movie (yes, an x-men movie, not a wolverine movie). I think for this movie to work, in terms of story, wolverine needs to be portrayed more of a loner. With gambit, deadpool, etc. this seems more like x-men the next generation (or first generation).
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7:34PM on 12/01/2008

eh

Ok, so now where is my Deadpool pic. I will continue to bitch about the lack of attention Deadpool is getting until there is something about him.
Ok, so now where is my Deadpool pic. I will continue to bitch about the lack of attention Deadpool is getting until there is something about him.
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2:58PM on 12/01/2008
doesn't look like the Gambit i see in my head.. but whatever.
doesn't look like the Gambit i see in my head.. but whatever.
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1:38PM on 12/01/2008

ugh

Gambit sucks...he single-handedly represents a "kewl" generation of comic books, when writers thought they needed to create new characters to attract new readers. I can't wait for The Shatterstar movie...Gambit was just a replacement for Longshot who was much better as a character.
Gambit sucks...he single-handedly represents a "kewl" generation of comic books, when writers thought they needed to create new characters to attract new readers. I can't wait for The Shatterstar movie...Gambit was just a replacement for Longshot who was much better as a character.
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1:37PM on 12/01/2008
As a longtime X-Men fan and avid comic book reader, this Gambit does absolutely nothing for me. The comment about his shirt coming in heterosexual amuses me. That guy even sort of looks like Josh Brolin in that pic.

Even though some people may not favor it as they don't favor Friday Night Lights, the guy that play Renee from True Blood would be spot on in my opinion.
As a longtime X-Men fan and avid comic book reader, this Gambit does absolutely nothing for me. The comment about his shirt coming in heterosexual amuses me. That guy even sort of looks like Josh Brolin in that pic.

Even though some people may not favor it as they don't favor Friday Night Lights, the guy that play Renee from True Blood would be spot on in my opinion.
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9:50AM on 12/01/2008
Woah Shit this is actually happening in my lifetime!
Woah Shit this is actually happening in my lifetime!
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8:42AM on 12/01/2008
After seeing and down loading the ComiCon trailer for this I can say Gambit looked great in it. This picture doesn't do much but when you see him with the cards flying it looks AWESOME!
After seeing and down loading the ComiCon trailer for this I can say Gambit looked great in it. This picture doesn't do much but when you see him with the cards flying it looks AWESOME!
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8:34AM on 12/01/2008

nice shirt, does it come in Mens?

i'm just joking, he looks ok. Honestly these "first look" pictures never do anyone justice, its best to just wait to see them on camera. I am pleased that they are finally bringin Gambit into an Xmen production, all we can hope is that its better than Xmen 3.
i'm just joking, he looks ok. Honestly these "first look" pictures never do anyone justice, its best to just wait to see them on camera. I am pleased that they are finally bringin Gambit into an Xmen production, all we can hope is that its better than Xmen 3.
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8:13AM on 12/01/2008

not blown away

by the picture. this guy doesn't really look like what i imagined gambit looking like...but as far as the acting goes it could be cool. just have to wait and see the movie. i do hope he has the red/black eyes, he doesn't appear to have them in this picture
by the picture. this guy doesn't really look like what i imagined gambit looking like...but as far as the acting goes it could be cool. just have to wait and see the movie. i do hope he has the red/black eyes, he doesn't appear to have them in this picture
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6:37AM on 12/01/2008
I've heard the rumor about Holloway being offered the part of Gambit before, but sadly that is just a rumor. There's an interview with Lauren Shuler Donner (the producer of the films) where she says that Gambit was originally intended for the third movie but was cut early on and nobody was ever offered the part, although she had expressed some interest in Channing Tatum (yes I know, he would've sucked as Gambit, but it's true and if you want me to I'll find a link to the interview).

Gambit's
I've heard the rumor about Holloway being offered the part of Gambit before, but sadly that is just a rumor. There's an interview with Lauren Shuler Donner (the producer of the films) where she says that Gambit was originally intended for the third movie but was cut early on and nobody was ever offered the part, although she had expressed some interest in Channing Tatum (yes I know, he would've sucked as Gambit, but it's true and if you want me to I'll find a link to the interview).

Gambit's actually still a relatively new member of the team. He didn't join until the early 90's, by that point Wolverine had been a member for well over a decade. It's true that Gambit was a member of the Marauders with Sabretooth, but again by that Wolverine had already been a member of the X-Men for many years.
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4:36AM on 12/01/2008
Nothing special, but I don't go to a Wolverine movie for Gambit.
Nothing special, but I don't go to a Wolverine movie for Gambit.
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3:18AM on 12/01/2008
sabertooth knew gambit from a while back, in the comics gambit rounded up the all the evil sobs who carried out the mutant massacre for mr sinister. tooth was shocked to see him in the x-mansion saying what are you doing here with the angels? chances are gambit recruited logan, gambit is also tied to a cult/guild that gives offerings to an imortale.
sabertooth knew gambit from a while back, in the comics gambit rounded up the all the evil sobs who carried out the mutant massacre for mr sinister. tooth was shocked to see him in the x-mansion saying what are you doing here with the angels? chances are gambit recruited logan, gambit is also tied to a cult/guild that gives offerings to an imortale.
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2:46AM on 12/01/2008

Pretty cool..

looks decent enough, cant wait to see more. And Gambit was in a team with Sabertooth called the Marauders course they hunted down the Morlocks in NY, maybe they are playing off that. Who knows, cant wait for it to come out tho.
looks decent enough, cant wait to see more. And Gambit was in a team with Sabertooth called the Marauders course they hunted down the Morlocks in NY, maybe they are playing off that. Who knows, cant wait for it to come out tho.
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2:29AM on 12/01/2008

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I read somewhere that Josh Holloway actually turned down the Gambit role in X3. I think he said something like Gambit was too similar a character to Sawyer. If you go to the X-MEN: THE LAST STAND page on imdb and look through the trivia section you can find it there, I believe.

Then again, I've never really found imdb to be very reliable (remember a few years back when they talked about JoBlo's April Fool's Day Wonder Woman article as fact?) so there's no confirmation really as to whether
I read somewhere that Josh Holloway actually turned down the Gambit role in X3. I think he said something like Gambit was too similar a character to Sawyer. If you go to the X-MEN: THE LAST STAND page on imdb and look through the trivia section you can find it there, I believe.

Then again, I've never really found imdb to be very reliable (remember a few years back when they talked about JoBlo's April Fool's Day Wonder Woman article as fact?) so there's no confirmation really as to whether Holloway turned down the role or was even offered it. But I definitely agree with you that he would make a great Gambit.

But yeah, ever since it was reported he'd be in the movie I questioned why Gambit would be in it. I don't remember him playing any significant role and Wolvie's past, and you make an excellent point in regards to his age. I guess we'll see what happens.

Also, for a first look at Gambit, I have to say it's pretty underwhelming.
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1:48AM on 12/01/2008

STILL WITH JOSH HOLLOWAY

I have always, always wanted to see the badass Cajun on the big screen but not in this way. Maybe I'm being too harsh but I just don't see a Gambit in Taylor. Josh Holloway (Sawyer from LOST) would have been a top-notch Gambit. The chemistry between Josh and Jackman on screen would have been amazing because of the rugged maturity both personalities have. And like I've said in previous posts, why is Gambit even this old 20years before the first X-Men? Wolverine ages f*ckin' slow I get that...but
I have always, always wanted to see the badass Cajun on the big screen but not in this way. Maybe I'm being too harsh but I just don't see a Gambit in Taylor. Josh Holloway (Sawyer from LOST) would have been a top-notch Gambit. The chemistry between Josh and Jackman on screen would have been amazing because of the rugged maturity both personalities have. And like I've said in previous posts, why is Gambit even this old 20years before the first X-Men? Wolverine ages f*ckin' slow I get that...but Gambit?

Here's to hoping.
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1:28AM on 12/01/2008

Not a Gambit Fan

I dont care much for Gambit. Im just not a fan of him. I do like the Kid thou. He has the look, thats for sure. Still kind of confused about what does he have to do with Wolvie and weapon X unless he just crosses paths with him during his adventures.

That would be fine with me.
I dont care much for Gambit. Im just not a fan of him. I do like the Kid thou. He has the look, thats for sure. Still kind of confused about what does he have to do with Wolvie and weapon X unless he just crosses paths with him during his adventures.

That would be fine with me.
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