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Thursday, February 21, 2008

Gambit and Dead Pool Take on Wolverine

Looks like Wolverine has a plethora of villians to take on in the X-Men spinoff "X-Men Origins: Wolverine."

Ryan Reynolds ("Definitely, Maybe," "Blade Trinity," "Waiting") will be playing Deadpool. A character I'm largely unfamiliar with. Apparently, like Wolverine, Deadpool is the product of the Weapon X program and is a highly talented mercenary.

Next up, Gambit will finally be making his appearence in the live action X-Men saga played by unknown Taylor Kitsch. The guy doesn't have much of a resume, but he apparently fits the part.

Gambit has been a highly anticipated character for the movie series since the very first "X-Men." Fans will no doubt piss themselves over this news alone-- but wait. There's more! Kitsch has signed a three picture deal to play the character. So whatever the X-Men franchise brings to audiences in the future, the possibility of Gambit returning will still be there.

To add on, The Blob is also rumored to be in the film. Though this isn't confirmed, that would stack a possible four villians against Wolverine: William Stryker, Gambit, Deadpool and The Blob. This makes me nervous because most superhero movies suffer from having so many villians. On the other hand the X-Men films have always had a large cast of heroes and villians; but this isn't suppose to be "X-Men" is it? It's suppose to be "Wolverine." As it stands the movie sounds more like "X-Men 4" without the characters from the previous films than a Wolverine-centric tale. I hope director Gavin Hood knows what he's doing.

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