As you’ve already seen from our earlier posting, next month’s issue of Empire Magazine features an in-depth look at the upcoming prequel X-Men Origins: Wolverine, starring Hugh Jackman. As a tease, Empire included a quote from Hugh Jackman about the overall tone of the film when they revealed the cover. “There’s a scene in the first X-Men movie,” said Jackman, “where Wolverine’s introduced in a bar, fighting in a cage, and you felt that he did this every night of his life. If this movie is successful, you should feel that this guy can walk straight off the end of this film and into that bar.”
Along with Wolvie on the cover, the mag will also feature a first look at Friday Night Lights star Taylor Kitsch as Remy LeBeau, also known as Gambit. Check out the image scan from Empire below.
Fans will tell you that Gambit is one of those characters, along with Deadpool (played by Ryan Reynolds), that many hope to see get his own movie down the road. As a mutant, Gambit possesses the ability to manipulate kinetic energy. He is also skilled in card throwing, hand-to-hand combat, and the use of a bow. He is most widely known for being a professional thief and the love interest of Rogue, who was played by Anna Paquin in previous X-Men films. And while Rogue won’t have a role in Wolverine, sources have said that Gambit has plenty of screen time.
X-Men Origins: Wolverine hits theaters on May 1, 2009.
Do you think that Taylor Kitsch looks the part of Gambit?