Gambit is a is Marvel mutant character, whose powers include
"The mutant ability to tap into the potential energy contained within an object and transform it into kinetic energy upon touching it. When Gambit thus charges an object and throws it at a target, the object releases this energy explosively on impact."
The Cajun grew up as a pick-pocket, but later became a good guy, falling in with The X-Men. His favorite method of delivering explosive surprises on people is via playing cards.
We last saw this character portrayed by Taylor Kitsch in X-Men Origins: Wolverine, who has since moved on to bigger and better projects like HBOs dark crime drama, True Detective.
With that said, this film is due to go into production fairly soon and casting calls are being seen out and about the web.
And if you like being totally surprised and entertained by a movie when you hit it up in theaters, I'd suggest possibly not reading any further, but rather, go look at my massive list of casting news on the upcoming 2015-16 TV season!
Though to be honest, I don't think this is THE cast of the film, but possibly of an aspect of his life.
Either way, these could be spoilers because the cast of characters will be giving some stuff away:
Character Descriptions from Gambit Movie:
Louis– Male, any ethnicity, 40s-50s. Elegant and intelligent. An appealing entrepreneur with an unexpected dark side.
Vera– Female, any ethnicity, mid 20s – early 30s. Beautiful, smart, tough, fiery and unpredictable.
Wes– Male, any ethnicity, mid 20s – mid 30s. Aspirational but weak minded. Soulful and sensitive.
Fritz– Male, any ethnicity, 40s – 50s. A professional thief. Charismatic con-artist. Warm hearted but untrustworthy.
Nash– Male, any ethnicity, mid 20s – early 30s. A potent threat. Heir to his mother’s business. Malevolent.
Willhelm– Male, any ethnicity, 30s. Dangerous street criminal. Protective and loyal to his family. Intensely loyal and violent.
Gary– Male, any ethnicity, mid 20s – early 30s. A little simple; dim-witted and passive.
Nonna—Female, any ethnicity, mid 20s – 30 years old. Uptight, corporate, vicious, sexual.
Joe– Male, any ethnicity, 30s. He’s a gun for hire. He is the black sheep of his family. Not from good breeding but from a working class family.
Ben–Male, any ethnicity, 20s. Just reaching adulthood. A street kid, a disaffected outsider, an orphan.
Boris–Male, Hispanic, 20s. Charming, handsome, and dangerous..
Clarissa– Female, mixed race, 10 – 12 years old. Ethereal and other worldly. Very expressive.
Wolfgang– Male, authentic French, 40s. A French criminal. Must speak fluent French.
Howard– Male, Caucasian. 50s. A refined European mobster who speaks fluent French.
The proposed or estimated budget for the film is around $150M. Some believe this is a pretty big budget, but if he uses his powers often, that's a lot of CGI and that ain't cheap!
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Source: The Mary Sue.
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