If there was a way to get each ticket holder a 1st issue print of the said chosen Super Hero before entering a cinema that would be amazing but since we don’t live that magic fantasy land of unicorns and sparkles we don’t have to deal with MORE origin stories. This time round we get Gambit. Marvel’s beloved card throwing bad ass.



Channing Tatum signed on to the role last year and things on the project are moving full steam ahead. With the character set to make his first cameo appearance in the latest X-Men flick X-Men: Apocalypse, Tatum can start talking about what direction he is taking the Cajun.

“I love Gambit….I grew up in the South; my father’s from Louisiana. We’d go to New Orleans and I heard all the dialects. It felt so different from the rest of America; it has its own ancient culture. So I identified with that. And he always felt the most real of the X-Men to me. He’s kind of a tortured soul and he’s not a good guy. But he’s not a bad guy, either. He walks his own path. And of course he plays cards and drinks and is a martial-arts badass!”

he continued with where the script is at

“Josh Zetumer just turned in the first draft of the script, and it’s killer. None of us were sure how he was going to deal with the X-Men world. But we’re going to be changing some of the tropes of these movies. It’s always about saving the world (Laughs), but maybe we’re going to shift things a little bit. There’s so many ways you can take [an origin story]. You could do it like Batman Begins, or a different take and go the Guardians of the Galaxy route. All I can say is, I’m super excited.”


look I’m ok with origin stories, but like many of us I’ve been burnt by the oversaturation of them lately esspecially with the continued rebooting of the Spider-Man franchise. I do however have faith in the way Fox is handling their band of Superheroes. They seem to know what works and what doesn’t and that the paying population of movie goers are smarter and need that fresh imaginative take on their favourite Superheroes