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January 12, 2018

Comics on Film: ‘Gambit’ Just Can’t Stay Lucky

Although it seems like 20th Century Fox has been trying to create some larger cinematic effort to feature the popular X-Man Gambit since at least the production of 2003’s X2: X-Men United, things have just simply not been able to come together for the “Ragin’ Cajun.” It seemed as though 2009’s X-Men Origins: Wolverine was intended to serve as the motion picture launching pad for two characters from the X-Men franchise: Gambit being one and Deadpool being the other.

It of course ended up taking a while, but Deadpool hit the scene — and hit it big — in 2016, pushing the superhero genre to the limit with the fourth-wall-breaking “Merc with a Mouth.” Though, where Deadpool survived his journey through development hell…
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