Originally Posted by GuestStar2004
Apparently in one of the X2 special features Lauren Shuler Donner said the reason they haven't included gambit is because he is to similar to wolverine & cyclops in regards to his personality and powers
I thought Bryan Singer said that.
Originally Posted by xDOFPx
Which was retconned when they had Wolverine, Cyclops and Gambit in Origins
What was said doesn't hold true anymore and hasn't for years. He had a cameo in X2 but it got cut. And Gambit was actually planned as being included in both Singers and the first official draft of the X3 scripts. But sadly he got cut again. They have intended for him to be in the OT timeline for years, it just never worked out for whatever reasons. Donner actually talked about who she would have cast for his role in the past. I would be shocked if he doesn't appear in any OT sequel to come. There are several ways they can get around his age in Origins.
I think if Josh Holloway didn't turn down the role, we would have seen Gambit in X3.
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