X-Men Spinoffs: Deadpool, Storm & Gambit With Rogue?

Published 6 years ago by , Updated February 15th, 2014 at 4:24 pm,

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As we enter the aftermath of the opening weekend of X-Men Origins: Wolverine, the discussions of spinoffs and sequels hit full throttle.

We’ve heard for a while now about the internal discussions at Fox about the many possible films that can branch out from the series so far. These include X-Men Origins: Wolverine 2, Deadpool, X-Men: First Class, X-Men Origins: Magneto and a Gambit solo.

Well, what’s it going to be?

With Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine origins movie banking nearly $160 Million worldwide this weekend, we can expect to see some green lights on upcoming Fox productions in the X-Men franchise.

For now, let’s talk about what the actors want to see in the future. The other day, I wrote about Ryan Reynolds and his desire to not only have his own Deadpool solo movie, but to feature the character Cable as his opposite in the film. I’m all for that idea as I thought Ryan Reynolds as Wade Wilson in the Wolverine movie was one of the best parts (pre-Weapon XI that is).

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For those who don’t know the character, Cable is the son of Scott Summers (Cyclops) and Madelyne Pryor (Jean Grey’s clone) who was taken to the future only to return as a much older and hardened mutant. This will certainly not be his origin if he is ever to appear in the movies. At least, not until the X-Men franchise is rebooted in the not-too-distant future.

I also thought that Cable would be a good character to introduce into the X-franchise and I proposed that a good place for his introduction would be in X-Men: First Class as it will bring back major characters Cyclops and Jean Grey back into the mix (and possibly Emma Frost). That way, Cable would known by audiences by the time Deadpool is made.

So, out of the solo possibilities, Deadpool seems a more likely choice than Gambit, if not for the fact Ryan Reynolds has significantly more star power than Taylor Kitsch.

As for Gambit, he is one of my favorite characters from the comics and of the classic nineties animated series. In the movie, he does not earn such praise from me.

While Gambit is a cool character and Taylor Kitsch a good actor, together they do not meet the basic needs of what many fans of the character want. Gambit needs his Cajun accent and his French catch-phrases – that is essential.

In the comments section of Screen Rant’s review of X-Men Origins: Wolverine, you may have seen my review of the movie where I discuss a few of the characters. In it, I talk about how Gambit came off as some cocky southern kid and didn’t have the coolness or suave that the real Gambit puts forth. He wasn’t a bad character in the movie; he was just a weak character who could jump 50 feet high and nothing like the Marvel versions.

Regardless, Gambit is one of the spinoff possibilities. What does Taylor Kitsch, the actor who plays him want in a Gambit spinoff? In speaking to MTV before X-Men Origins: Wolverine hit theaters, the Canadian actor of Friday Night Lights fame said:

“I would love to go darker… [Gambit] in Vegas was fun, but I want to go into the Thieves Guild part of his story.”

“How cool would it be to see him stealing things to survive because the stakes are so high?… Of course, as an actor, I’m always going to the darker side, but for him that would just be way more intriguing.”

“Come on, Fox… Let’s do it.”

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  1. PLEASE MAKE A ROGUE SPIN OFF MOVIE WITH ANNE PAQUIN and mystic and the history of how rogue got her powers. and PLEASE LET ROGUE FLY AND BE STRONG!!!!

  2. Please make a storm movie its only rite if u Google storms character she has soooo much to her story… Professor x meets her as a little girl because she steals his wallet in Africa… Where she stole to survive… N she has her own solo comic books n story is featured n more comics than any other character… She later grew up n was worshipped as a weather goddess…. To keep her country from starving in Africa to grow crops so they can eat n feed the animals… They harvest… And later when shes 18… Professor x finds her in Africa on cerebro to get her to join the xmen in America she’s a trained fighter a leader of the man n the morlocks she also has weapons training weather powers… N actual magicKal powers in this comic called magical its a whole series that tell the back story on her royal family who were all powerful witches all born with natural blue eyes n white hair look it up u will find it… N then after that they can tell her n black panthers story… in a movie. as well after the storm movie andbi still think Angela bassett wouldve been the best storm with blue contacts and white hair I love Halle berry but I don’t think she was best for that role to be honest… And I like my storm with long hair without bangs or short hair I need them to glam storm up like the hot beautiful n fierce diva that she is # my have character! Fox!!storms story needs to be told … How the covering story was so desperately needed the attention to be on him… Storms turn for attention now for Americas n xmens first black female character …she’s a bad b**** n needs to be treated as such…. I’ve had enough covering!n I’m over the professor n magneto stories… They have men first class n the new omens first class sequel x-men : days of the past and present I think that was the title if I’m wrong … Still Google it N the comic movie interview with the cast is on YouTube…

  3. I would love it if Gambit and Rogue were in a movie together.That would be great to see, What about a Firestar movie? Or a Justice League movie? Or an X-men 4? Or ThunderKat movie? Or Bionic Woman and the Six Million Man movie. What do you think of my ideas? If I think of more I’ll let you know.

  4. Of course this article would go out of it’s way to insult the only black female character in the film. Smh. Do better please.