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X-Men Origins: Wolverine

Discussion in 'Archive: The Amphitheatre' started by wild_karrde, Feb 19, 2008.

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  1. wild_karrde

    wild_karrde Jedi Grand Master star 7

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    According to [link=http://www.empireonline.com/news/story.asp?NID=22026]EmpireOnline[/link] Gambit has been cast for the upcoming Wolverine movie starring Hugh Jackman. He's to be played by some guy named Taylor Kitsch (TV's Friday Night Lights). Seems a little young to be, but as long as he can do a real Cajun accent I'm happy! Also, Ryan Reynolds is apparently playing Deadpool.
     
  2. DVader316

    DVader316 Jedi Knight star 7

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    Meh, Im not crazy about Kitch. He plays the typical brooding jock on FNL, man of few words, etc.

    I still think that Josh Holloway would have been great in the role.
     
  3. Chancellor_Ewok

    Chancellor_Ewok Force Ghost star 7

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    Yeah, but we finally get to see Gambit. This means the only member of the X-Team from the TV show that we haven't seen yet is Jubilee.
     
  4. Spiderfan

    Spiderfan Jedi Knight star 6

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    She was in X-men and X2. In a deleted scene from the second film you got to see her use her abilities. And I haven't seen Morph yet. [face_not_talking]
     
  5. JEDI-SOLO

    JEDI-SOLO Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Was Morph a comic book character? I just thought he was added in the cartoon so they could have a character die?
     
  6. Sith_Sensei__Prime

    Sith_Sensei__Prime Chosen One star 6

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    I don't believe Morph was a character from the comic book, but I pretty much missed most of the 90's and early 2000 X-Men comic book runs.

    I doubt they'll have Morph since the X-Franchise had Mystique. Interesting enough, Wolverine 62 goes Mystique.


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    EDIT: I don't really know anything about the actor playing Gambit, but I've always liked his character in the comic book; untrustworthy, sly and a scoundrel, much like Han Solo but with a cajun accent.
     
  7. Spiderfan

    Spiderfan Jedi Knight star 6

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    Morph was based on Changeling, a reformed villain who joined the X-Men after his defeat posing as Xavier, who was off elsewhere dealing with Alien Invasion. He died leading the X-Men against the Grotesk, leaving the X-Men with the impression their Professor is dead. The name Morph was later given to one of the Exiles.

    I know they won't have Morph simply because he is too obscure a character. I just bustin' CE's Chops as he claimed Jubes was the only X-Man from the Animted series not to make a movie appearance. :p
     
  8. soitscometothis

    soitscometothis Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Gambit always struck me as a character that was over-designed to be cool. Good-looking, wears a trench-coat over his skin-tights, has two mutant abilities not related to each other...

    But I'm old, and Gambit was laregly after my X-Men reading days.

    I don't see why they would add him to this movie, however, other than because he is a popular character. His character didn't have anything to do with Wolverine, other than also being an X-Man, did he?

     
  9. wild_karrde

    wild_karrde Jedi Grand Master star 7

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    I guess they did have to go younger for the Ragin' Cajun if he's supposed to be involved with Rogue. Hopefully she'll show up, too.


    EDIT: my fave X-men cover EVER

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  10. Spiderfan

    Spiderfan Jedi Knight star 6

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    Coincidently that was my first issue of X-Men as well.

    The choice to include Gambit is interesting. I can't see what purpose he would serve beyond making fans happy and given the rumour this week about another big name that fans have been clamoring for, I suspect that the drive is less about a good story and more about making another over-the-top fangasm flick akin to X-Men The Last Stand. If so I am losing what little interest I had...

    And I can think of other characters who have a more personal history with Mr. Howlett I would prefer to see.
     
  11. wild_karrde

    wild_karrde Jedi Grand Master star 7

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    It all depends on story. X1 had a great story, X2 was good as well. X3 was just rubbish. Hopefully with Jackman as a producer he'll be able to make sure the movie stays on track and doesn't try to get bigger than itself. This movie (trilogy) should be more like First Blood than any of the current X-movies.
     
  12. LilyHobbitJedi

    LilyHobbitJedi Jedi Knight star 5

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    I'm really looking forward to the Wolverine movie, it sounds like it should be good.
     
  13. The2ndQuest

    The2ndQuest Tri-Mod With a Mouth star 10 Staff Member Manager

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    IIRC, Morph originated in the Animated Series and later appeared in the comics, only in a much more annoying form.

    YOU DON'T FOOTNOTE THAT! You. Do Not. Footnote. That.

    I've been waiting 4 years to hear Reynolds cast as Deadpool- but they kept thretaening to cast him as the Flash instead. Thank god DP won out!

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  14. Spiderfan

    Spiderfan Jedi Knight star 6

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    As I stated above Morph was based on Changeling from the comics. His name was changed to Morph as DC had the rights to the name for their character Beast Boy. The name Morph was later given to the Exile.
     
  15. Darth_wanderguard

    Darth_wanderguard Game Host star 6 VIP - Game Host

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    Maybe that's how they'll get away with possibly incorporating Xavier in the Wolverine movie?
     
  16. wild_karrde

    wild_karrde Jedi Grand Master star 7

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    The new movie is supposed to take place around 1985 so I doubt "Wheels" will be in it.
     
  17. Spiderfan

    Spiderfan Jedi Knight star 6

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    Didn't watch to the end of the Credits on X3 didja? ;)

    Xavier's got another means of appearing though I doubt he will.
     
  18. Darth_wanderguard

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  19. Spiderfan

    Spiderfan Jedi Knight star 6

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    [link=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FoNKnywTUcg&feature=related]For wanderguard[/link]
     
  20. Darth_wanderguard

    Darth_wanderguard Game Host star 6 VIP - Game Host

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    Oh, I see. Please forgive my previous ignorance.
     
  21. Spiderfan

    Spiderfan Jedi Knight star 6

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    You'd be surprised how many people missed that...even more missed the hints leading up to it, about the man born brain dead and Xavier's discussion of putting a dying/dead person's consciousness into a brain dead but living body. More yet miss the commentary that states that the brain dead man is Xavier's Twin.
     
  22. Darth-Lando

    Darth-Lando Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    As Spiderfan said Morph was based on Changeling a short lived character from the 60's. He came back for the 90's animated series. Yes, he was created just so he could die in the 2nd episode and make the world the X-Men live in that much more dangerous. His popularity brought him back to life starting in the second season of the show. Morph first appeared in comics during Age of Apocalypse (although with a different look) and an alternate version of Morph has been a member of the Exiles since the beginning.
     
  23. wild_karrde

    wild_karrde Jedi Grand Master star 7

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    Dear lord, I'm actually glad that I did miss that!
     
  24. DVader316

    DVader316 Jedi Knight star 7

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    Ecch, me too.
     
  25. Spiderfan

    Spiderfan Jedi Knight star 6

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    I believe it was intended to be a very loose interpretation of Casandra Nova...who I was never a fan of honestly...
     
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