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Reynolds,, Kitsch Join X-Men Origins Movie

Recently the first image from the next X-Men movie, X-Men Origins: Wolverine hit the web, and now there's news of cast additions, including a Black Eyed Pea and a star of Friday Night Lights. will make his film debut alongside Ryan Reynolds and Taylor Kitsch in Wolverine, directed by Gavin Hood (Tsotsi, Rendition).

X-Men Origins will "reveal the origins of the Wolverine character and introduce other mutants not yet seen in the "X-Men" franchise." Hugh Jackman is back as Wolverine himself. According to Variety, Kitsch will play Gambit, a "card-throwing character" that Fox and Marvel have wanted to add to the X-Men franchise for a long time. has the role of John Wraith, "a mutant who has the power to teleport, and is another test subject of the Weapon X program that created Wolverine and other mercenaries."

Reynolds is cast as Deadpool, "an assassin with self-healing powers." The studios have eyed this character "for some time with the idea of spinning off [Deadpool] into his own film series should the character prove popular among moviegoers." So . . . next up: X-Men Origins: Deadpool?

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gingrlj gingrlj 9 years
ooooooooo lots of hotties in this one!
casondra casondra 9 years
OMG... I love Gambit, he's my favorite X-men... quite sexy too for a cartoon.
LoracNJ LoracNJ 9 years
I'm excited that Ryan Reynolds is going to be in the movie and man it's about time they introduced Gambit. He was always one of my favorite X-Men.
jessy777 jessy777 9 years
I am with Liss, I was never interested in X-Men but with Ryan and Taylor I am so there.
Renees3 Renees3 9 years
hmm ryan as deadpool? Not sure if I see that, but I won't miss this movie!! I'm stoked for Gambit finally. I'm just praying rogue isn't in it. I can't stand the girl that plays her. Rogue was tough and sassy, that girl is wimpy and annoying. AmyH - Deadpool is a bad guy, but he's always been a funny, sarcastic guy so Rya might be a good fit. I just hate to see Ryan as a bad guy, I love him too much haha! YAY X-MEN!
popculture-whore popculture-whore 9 years
omg he's going to make an awesome gambit! ok i've never seen his work but he's sure good looking enough and he seems like a bad boy, which is great. i love gambit i wish he was added to xmen sooner. i want him to be with rogue... i think they should cast another girl to play her; i didn't really like anna paquin as rogue
glofriend glofriend 9 years
Can't wait for Gambit! He's such a hot character- another bad boy good guy.
AmyH4378 AmyH4378 9 years
Is Ryan Reynolds character a good guy or a bad guy. Either way he is toooo hot! Those movies are pretty good and this just seals the deal with me.
verily verily 9 years
I wonder if they're going to leave Reynolds pretty or if they're going to grotesquely disfigure him just like the character in the comics.
raieven raieven 9 years
Finally they bring out Gambit!
freegracefrom freegracefrom 9 years
I think Kitsch looks like the perfect Gambit. Gambit was always my favourite X-Man - can't wait to see him on the big screen!
katie_c katie_c 9 years
this will rock!
i-heart-monster i-heart-monster 9 years
Oh, this is awesome! Gambit! I was wondering if he would ever be in a movie! Didn't he and Rogue hook up at one point? Probably impossible now with how young she was in the movies.
karisaamy karisaamy 9 years
Ok I love the X-men Movies, and in them most of the men end up shirtless, I hope Ryan ends up shirtless at some point. :D
marielinha marielinha 9 years
I'm already pumped for the spin off of this spin off... X-Men Origins: Ryan Reynolds has my vote
ranksubjugation ranksubjugation 9 years
Huh. Taylor Kitsch does not really look the part of my fav "Ragin' Cajun," but the X-men movies have not let me down yet, so I'll give him a shot... just let it be known that there will be a lot of sore people out there if someone ruins Wolverine, Gambit, and Deadpool all at the same time -- throw in Batman, and it'd be the hottest concentration of comicbook guys EVAR.
wingedkiare wingedkiare 9 years
Gambit!!! And Ryan Reynolds as Deadpool? Now that's definitely something I'd like to see - I know I'd love a Deadpool franchise.
lovey lovey 9 years
Yeay! Riggins!
Shopaholichunny Shopaholichunny 9 years
YUM! Reynolds and Kitsch! :WOOHOO: And Jackman! :DROOL: Hotness overload! ;)
cbombnewell cbombnewell 9 years
That's awesome,can't wait to tell me bf!
ALSW ALSW 9 years
Gambit! I can't wait to see how they use his character. :)
amazonbarbie13 amazonbarbie13 9 years
Mmmm Ryan...nuff said. I am there.
briggs313 briggs313 9 years
Not only do I have a huge love of the X-Men movies, Ryan Renolds and Hugh Jackman ... but to see Riggins in a movie role, omg I am so pumped!
ayanaphil ayanaphil 9 years
YES!!! Finally Gambit!
Liss1 Liss1 9 years
YEAH Taylor Kitsch! I have never watched an X-Men movie and had not planned on it but i will now. Taylor and Ryan :drool: nice combo! Well it's good to know that if they cancel FNL (please don't) that Taylor has some work lined up. :)
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