Taylor Kitsch Excited About Gambit

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Last week Taylor Kitsch talked to Rotten Tomatoes at Cannes about Gambit and his future.  Kitsch will be appearing in "The Bang Bang Club" with Ryan Phillippe and Malin Akerman.  He's expressed excitement over playing Gambit but was unaware that a sequel to Wolverine Origins was already mentioned.
"Man, good on Hugh for doing that to his body again," he laughed as we told him about the film. "I hadn't heard that was going to happen! You have my brain going now about what I'd love to do with Gambit!"

Hmmm...that doesn't sound too good for Kitsch, the fact that he didn't know it was going to happen.  It's great that he's excited about playing Gambit.  He should be.  We know that Gambit is a cool character that hasn't really been properly used lately.  It seems that Kitsch is already thinking about the things he could do with the role.
I want to go deep into Gambit.  He has so many more colours to explore. I want to go dark with that cat. There are so many things I want people to see of him and he really is his own deal.

The problem with this is, there hasn't been any word of a Gambit movie.  It also appears that Wolverine's next adventure will be in Japan.  I'm not sure if there'd be any room or reason for Gambit to be there.  We've already seen the announcement that there will be a Deadpool movie.  With Kitsch not knowing about the sequel to Wolverine, Gambit's (immediate) future doesn't look too great.

Do you think Gambit could carry his own movie?  We do have the Thieves Guild that could be explored or maybe his time with Storm.  Also, since he helped Wolverine towards the end of the movie, do you think there's any room for Gambit in the Wolverine sequel?
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#1 Posted by Hawk (15833 posts) - - Show Bio

I think they could make a Gambit movie.......don't know how that will set up though. Prof X at the end again......?

#2 Posted by sora_thekey (8152 posts) - - Show Bio

I still think he's too old to be Gambiat ina an Origin Movie!

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#3 Posted by EisforExtinction (1909 posts) - - Show Bio

EisforExtinction Not Excited About Taylor Kitsch

#4 Posted by Quintus_Knightfall (84536 posts) - - Show Bio

I have mixed feelings about a Gambit solo movie.

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#5 Posted by King Saturn (223816 posts) - - Show Bio
I think if Marvel Studios worked hard on a decent scrift for a Gambit film it could work... but I do fear that a Gambit film could be depraved of the script needed to make a decent movie due to all of the other Major Marvel Releases that they are expecting to show in the future years...
#6 Posted by geraldthesloth (33313 posts) - - Show Bio

I don't think Gambit could pull in a big enough crowd on his own

#7 Posted by the Vica (1967 posts) - - Show Bio

Oh thank god. I thought this would be announcing a Gambit solo film. Phew.

#8 Posted by King Saturn (223816 posts) - - Show Bio
@geraldthesloth said:
" I don't think Gambit could pull in a big enough crowd on his own "
It may not have to... I dont think Elektra pulled in that big of a draw did it ?
#9 Posted by elessar (100 posts) - - Show Bio

He won't make it

#10 Posted by geraldthesloth (33313 posts) - - Show Bio
@King Saturn said:
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@geraldthesloth said:
" I don't think Gambit could pull in a big enough crowd on his own "
It may not have to... I dont think Elektra pulled in that big of a draw did it ? "
Did you see how bad that movie was?
#11 Posted by Quintus_Knightfall (84536 posts) - - Show Bio
@geraldthesloth said:
" I don't think Gambit could pull in a big enough crowd on his own "
I dont think he could or would either. They (meaning the studio/producers) would have to sell the audience on the story more so then the name "Gambit" If they did a movie about the Thieves Guild in which it showed the war with the Assassins Guild then I could see non traditional fans getting excited for a Gambit movie.
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#12 Posted by captainrage (249 posts) - - Show Bio

Blade wasn't a big-known-comic"hero"... And yet that film was massively successful.. I think if the character can be written well, with an awesome plot.. It could be great.

#13 Posted by Sheep-Kill (617 posts) - - Show Bio

Like I said in my comment in Gambit's page,  if there were a film, it should be him meeting Sinister, getting the Marauders together, and have the film take place during the Mutant Massacre. 


As for him in a Wolverine sequel, as much as I am a fan of Gambit,  I don't see him in Japan.  Unless, the film featured  one part of the story in Madripoor with Gambit working as a thief for General Coy.  He screws the general over which leads him to fight Bloodscream and Roughouse.  This puts Wolverine in a fight with Gambit against both of them.  Maybe after the closing credits there is a scene where he runs into Victor Creed and in the end asks in to join the Marauders and introduces him to Mr. Sinister. (Played by Gary Oldman.)  Just a thought.









#14 Posted by geraldthesloth (33313 posts) - - Show Bio
@captainrage said:
" Blade wasn't a big-known-comic"hero"... And yet that film was massively successful.. I think if the character can be written well, with an awesome plot.. It could be great. "
They gave Blade a well known actor.

Taylor Kitsch isn't exactly that known
#15 Posted by captainrage (249 posts) - - Show Bio

He is now...
And as great as 'Demolition Man' was.. I imagine if anyone remembers Snipes, it's going to be for Blade..

And maybe 'White Men Can't Jump'

#16 Posted by moxie-lane (37 posts) - - Show Bio

I think Gambit can carry his own movie and t.k. is a wonderful person to play him

#17 Posted by Quintus_Knightfall (84536 posts) - - Show Bio
@captainrage said:
" Blade wasn't a big-known-comic"hero"... And yet that film was massively successful.. I think if the character can be written well, with an awesome plot.. It could be great. "
That's true, Blade wasn't well known. But I don't believe Blade the character is what sold the movie. Anything Vampire related usually does well.
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#18 Posted by Vindellavon (425 posts) - - Show Bio

For god's sake, can't this kid get it through his thick cranium that he sucked as Gambit? No suave, no talk, bad accent, and horrible make-up. Please, no more live action, Gambit.

#19 Posted by Quintus_Knightfall (84536 posts) - - Show Bio
@Vindellavon said:
" For god's sake, can't this kid get it through his thick cranium that he sucked as Gambit? No suave, no talk, bad accent, and horrible make-up. Please, no more live action, Gambit. "
Hahahaha
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#20 Posted by shankarma (47 posts) - - Show Bio

I HOPE SO

#21 Posted by Vindellavon (425 posts) - - Show Bio
@shankarma said:
"I HOPE SO "


:O

But.... Why? Why would you want him to continue?

#22 Posted by Rod12 (79 posts) - - Show Bio

X-Men Origins Gambit now that would be a good movie to go see and I thought Taylor Kitsch did a great job as Gambit.

#23 Posted by Grim-Zero (70 posts) - - Show Bio

Okay you cant complain about the accent, because doesnt Logan have a sort of accent, not showed in the movies, Rogues and Storms accent were also not used.

#24 Posted by Assesino X (20 posts) - - Show Bio

NO WAY HE CAN MAKE IT ON HIS OWN

#25 Posted by King Saturn (223816 posts) - - Show Bio
@geraldthesloth said:
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@King Saturn said:
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@geraldthesloth said:
" I don't think Gambit could pull in a big enough crowd on his own "
It may not have to... I dont think Elektra pulled in that big of a draw did it ? "
Did you see how bad that movie was? "
But Even So... Elektra isnt that much of a bigger draw than Gambit...
#26 Posted by White Mage (18740 posts) - - Show Bio
@King Saturn said:
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@geraldthesloth said:
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@King Saturn said:
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@geraldthesloth said:
" I don't think Gambit could pull in a big enough crowd on his own "
It may not have to... I dont think Elektra pulled in that big of a draw did it ? "
Did you see how bad that movie was? "
But Even So... Elektra isnt that much of a bigger draw than Gambit... "
Elektra wasn't a big draw because DARE DEVIL wasn't a big draw.  They took an average ranking movie and made a spin-off for a lesser character.  Shame.
#27 Posted by Vindellavon (425 posts) - - Show Bio

He's going to fail as Gumbo, wait, my apologies, he already did. Frankly, I don't think he'll be abel to pull it off if the Guild was chosen for introduction, or Sinister, or anyone else for that matter.

Epic fail.

#28 Edited by Media_Master (2189 posts) - - Show Bio

I don't think Gambit was portrayed horribly, at least they updated his look appropratley

#29 Posted by White Mage (18740 posts) - - Show Bio
@Media_Master said:
" I don't think Gambit was portrayed horribly, at least they updated his look appropratley "
<-------------------hates his eyes.
#30 Posted by Moonshine (2 posts) - - Show Bio

I have a bad feeling. Though a Gambit movie would be great, directors these days sure do know how to self pwn alot.

#31 Posted by unbreakableburr (76 posts) - - Show Bio

As soulless and boring as the Wolverine movie was I'd much rather see a Gambit movie, Taylor, Liev and Ryan made that movie watchable. Give me Gambit, Sabretooth and Deadpool movies anyday.

#32 Posted by 5N1KT (18 posts) - - Show Bio

i think if done the right way it could be a good movie.. the only problem i have is taylor kitsch... i think there is definately a better gambit out there.. and in the origins i felt like he forgot he was cajun after a while cause his accent was on and off..

#33 Posted by Selty (150 posts) - - Show Bio
I see a lot of potential with Taylor Kitsch. I think he had the ideas and mannerisms down, but his portrayal wasn't as strong as I think we would have all liked. I really wish they had kept the eyes, though. Then I could have handled the telekenetic/weird bo-staff thing he had going on. The film in general was great, but at the same time it sucked. It had great action sequences and great character portrayal, but a whole lot of things were just off. Loved Deadpool. I usually dislike RR, but he just nailed it imho. Emma Frost was awesome... in the TV spot. 

I wouldn't mind seeing Rogue and Gambit, actually. I really enjoy them in the comics and although they are very on and off (irritating, to say the least) they do have great chemistry and are very sexy. In my opinion, I think Gambit used to be a womaniser, a bad guy. From what I gathered he doesn't like the way he was to a degree. He still treads on that fine line between good and bad, but I think he kind of matured in his own way, showing it through his relationship with Rogue and his relation to the X-Men in general. Suffice to say I wouldn't mind seeing a younger, more brash Gambito in action. He would be damned awesome. 

I also wouldn't mind if these new films just forgot about what they did to Rogue and got a new actress who was the age she was in the comics. I would be so, so happy. But alas, I doubt it would happen. The Incredible Hulk effect can't come around twice.






#34 Posted by LoganRogue24 (1185 posts) - - Show Bio

a Gambit film would be pointless they allready made him useless in the Wolverine film. i hate Gambit i knew Fox was gonna screw him up i was laughing when Gambit came on screen.

#35 Posted by Lydian Sel (44 posts) - - Show Bio

My idea of a Gambit movie would be extremely different from what any studio would be pitching. My ideal Gambit film would be a retrospective love story between Rogue & Himself through many of the X-Men story arcs including his first marriage, His time with the Marauders, his induction into the X-Men, his time as Death of the four horsemen, & his epic battle against New Sun.

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