By: Marv Castillo
I’m not Gambit’s biggest fan. The banner of this site is picture of the X-Men from the 90’s but I find him cool looking, and I think that’s it.
Gambit works good in a movie with the team. He adds a bit of humor and from studio’s point of view, he will sell tickets and toys, because the character looks very cool and has a good set of powers. That attracts the kids. Why is he selling tickets? Well, remember that Taylor Kitch is no longer playing the mutant. The new Gambit is Channing Tatum, odd choice from my point of view, but I definitely see why he got the role. Tatum is growing as an actor and he is a movie star.
We knew that there was a movie in the works, but Fox had a lot of films planned in the X-Men franchise. Remember that before Apocalypse, there were plans for a Mystique movie and some adaptation of X-Force with Kick-Ass 2 director Jeff Wadlow at the helm. Both of them since pretty much in development hell since Wadlow is now involved in the live action adaptation of Masters of the Universe and there’s no word about a Mystique movie with Jennifer Lawrence. But hey, Gambit is getting his own movie, and it will be released on October 7, 2016. That means they will have to start shooting, like, next week with the script that Joshua Zetumer wrote. Zetumer may sound familiar because he is the screenwriter of the Robocop remake.
I feel intrigued by this one, because Gambit is not really a character that attracts me. I assume they will have a script not based in his comic books and with a completely new story. He doesn’t have much interesting stories and his personality is not Deadpool’s. Deadpool may be annoying to some, but he is very funny when you get to know him. This character, like a said earlier, has a cool set of powers. He charges cards with explosive energy and that’s pretty badass. His eyes glow sometimes, but I think that’s about it. And that accent… man.
Gambit works well in a movie with the team because they don’t give him 90 minutes of dialogue. I hope his movie is good.
With these news, we also got to know that the Assassins Creed movie is actually happening and it’s coming out on December 21, 2016. I’m very excited for that one.