Gambit: Cajun Thief By Day, 90s Go-Go Dancer By Night

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Why is Gambit dressed like a 90s stripper? Empire Magazine released a bunch of new X-Men Origins: Wolverine stills, and we got a closer look at Taylor Kitsch as the card dealing, explosion-causing, mutant Gambit. While I agree with this casting, I can't help but draw attention to the terrible wardrobe choice.


Where does one even go to find a silky purple button-down shirt like that? Where is his trench coat? Someone give him a coat, and get him out of that velour vest thing.

Yes, I know that Origins takes place in the past, and his signature color is purple. But I thought the whole point of casting Taylor Kitsch was to make him a little more rough around the edges and a lot less pole-dancer-at-a-boyz-club. I'm aware that Gambit is a love-him-or-hate-him character, he's a bit annoying at times, but for those of us that love his silly Cajun quips and smarmy smile, please go make him put on another shirt.

Now that I've got my wardrobe steam out of the way I'm going to have to say that I'm terribly excited about Kitsch as Gambit. If you're a fan of Friday Night Lights (and I am) you know he's entertaining to watch, no matter how much they try and make you hate him (which is kind of perfect for Gambit). Between Liev Schreiber, Ryan Reynolds, Dominic Monaghan, Jackman and Kitsch, I'm crazy excited about watching the mutant interplay between these amazing actors.

Origins is set to be released May 1, 2009 and the trailer is supposed to be released in front of The Day The Earth Stood Still next week. But besides the shirt, what do you think they'll do with Gambit's eyes?

[Empire Magazine via Cinemablend]


Wow. Really? One picture and we're having whole posts about what Gambit will be wearing?

It's in the past, yes, but also, it looks like he's playing some kind of high stakes poker and therefore we can assume he would dress up for such an occasion, but also, we have to remember that Gambit is a suave motherfucker.

Let's wait for a trailer with more frames of Gambit before we start complaining. Yeesh.