Thursday, April 30, 2009

X-Men Origins: Wolverine - Day 2

So we've seen Logan/Wolverine...but how about the actual hero I took to the island with me?

I'm talking about none other than my card-charging main man...


As I talked about yesterday over at my usual casa, I got my start with the X-Men through the Saturday morning cartoons. And my two favorite men were Wolverine and this guy:

Although he was slated to make a cameo in X-3: The Last Stand, the role was eventually cut. Which is a shame because Josh Holloway read for the part. My head would explode if he was cast as the Cajun. Just imagine Josh Holloway saying "Chere."

(Clearly, I'm not the only one who felt strongly about this)

So, when Ana and I learned that Gambit would be in X-Men Origins: Wolverine, it was a joyous day indeed. He's never been portrayed in film, but he has always been one of my favorite leading men. For those who might not be familiar with Gambit here's the basic rundown. Remy LeBeau, aka Gambit, from New Orleans and was a thief before joining the X-Men. He has the ability to kinetically charge objects, which then explode when they come into contact with anything - his trademark is charging cards then throwing them at a target, projectile style. His other weapon? A staff that he also can charge. Not to mention, he's a badass at savate and other forms of combat.

Now that you know a little bit about the Cajun, I give you...

The Ballad of Gambit and Rogue

Remy: This is how I've wanted it t'be since I FIRST looked at you, Roguie. Beyond all the flirtin' an' teasin'- past all the games an' all the uncertainty - I KNOW we can be hurt, girl. Physically as well as emotionally - I know one kiss from you - one touch, flesh to flesh - might give me some serious hurtin' - but I'm willin' t'take the RISK for willin' t'do the same for me?

Rogue: ah...ah can't....ah want to - but ah can't. Ah'm so afraid - ah might hurt you -' if ah kiss you an' if ah hurt you - ah know - ah JUST KNOW - ah'd want to DIE.

Enough said.


Ana said...


Pure love for this post.

what amazing images you got there my friend *thud*

Thea said...
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Thea said...

*licks Ana* I know baby. I KNOW.

Ana said...

Here we go again with the lickage LOL.

Seriously, these two? Knock my socks off.

*licks Thea*

Lea said...

Gambit is my favorite of the X-Men too Thea.

It's that Cajun allure (plus all the "enhanced" abilities), I'm sure!

Awesome post.

Thank You

Carrie Lofty said...

I stopped reading X-Men long about, um, 1998? Blame college. So I never got as far as some of those frames you posted. Rogue dies? Kissing? A part of me wants to go out there and get caught up, and then I think that 11 years worth of comic books is a helluva lot.

So I've done what I always do for star-crossed couples (Terminator, Pitch Black, Atonement): make up my own happy ending :)

PS -- The first X-Men comic I bought was Uncanny #266, Gambit's official debut. That was August of 1990, back when Dennis Quiad, who'd just come off playing a Cajun hottie in The Big Easy, would've been the best choice to play Gambit!

Tracy said...

Awesome post Thea! Gambit is a hottie and I'm now thoroughly jealous that you got him! :) Maybe you'll give him up in the new DIK exchange???? No? Darn!

Kris said...

I LOVE Gambit and Rogue.

I remember watching them get together in the cartoon as a kid. It was soooo beautiful. *sigh*

You know the only thing that worries me about Gambit appearing in a movie?? What if the unthinkable happens and a new movie is done with both him and she-who-shall-go-unnamed in it?? I will die. I really will.

Bridget Locke said...

Le sigh. Gambit has been and always will be my favorite X-Men. *sigh* Excellent post, Thea! :)

Anonymous said...

from what comics arethese pictures below the orange text?

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