The first details are starting to emerge from he long-rumored X-Men: Gambit movie. The film’s spent the better part of the last decade stuck in pre-production, with many writers trying to tackle the property. The previously cast Channing Tatum is still on-board with Gambit. Are these story details the first signs of life from the spin-off?
Splash Report claims that they have a copy of the film’s storyline, which brings a new twist to the X-Men universe, a heist film. This is something that was done with the Marvel Cinematic Universe with Ant-Man, so this may be a good move for the franchise. It would give fans at the chance to get something different from Fox.
According to the report, the film begins with a 25-year flashback, showing us the first meeting between Gambit Remy Lebeau and Bella Donna Boudreaux. That’s when the story brings us back to the present time, with an adult Lebeau taking a job from Nathan Essex a.k.a. Mr. Sinister, tasked with recovering a mysterious trunk stolen by the Beadreaux’s.
Gambit will use Mardi Gras as cover while he steals back the artifact. The characters set to appear in the film are Rictor, Fifolet, Dani Moonstar, Marrow, Multiple Man, and a ‘blue X-Men regular’. The film will be very aware of the events of X-Men: Days of Future Past and X-Men: Apocalypse.
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With the inclusion of Marrow in the film, it appears that the screenwriters are staying close to Gambit’s comic origins. Who will the mysterious blue mutant be? Could we see Jennifer Lawrence return as Mystique, or will it be beast or Nightcrawler?
Gambit finally getting his shot with the X-Men is something that makes me excited. Not for Gambit, who has a cool power-set, but because of his eventual infatuation with Rogue. The X-Men cinematic universe has yet to really show Rogue and all of her capabilities. It would be a nice shift, and would give Fox a chance to redeem themselves after cutting her from X-Men: Days of Future Past.