EXCLUSIVE: Does Daniel Craig Have A “LUCKY BOND” With GAMBIT?
After weeks of tracking and a few clutch texts from multiple sources, we may have found a villain for GAMBIT and the X-Men.
The GAMBIT movie has been stuck training in the danger room for almost 3 years now. But this isn’t such a bad thing. After seeing (and hopefully learning) from the success of LOGAN and DEADPOOL, Channing Tatum and the team over at FOX have taken their time with this project . But as we’ll come to find, Channing Tatum is the key to all of this. He’s stuck with this project the whole time and I love him for that. His passion for this role is evident and I can’t wait to finally see this character done the right way, accent and all.
Remember how I said Channing Tatum is the key to all of this?
Last week SPLASH REPORT broke the news on the GAMBIT script details where we come to find:
“Gambit is hired to do a job in Paris in which he has to steal something from the Louvre Museum. His mysterious employer is revealed to be Nathaniel Essex a.k.a. Mr. Sinister. He offers Gambit 40 million to recover a mysterious trunk that was stolen by the Boudreaux clan. It will be auctioned off during the yearly Thieves Ball where all the criminal organizations in the world meet up. It uses New Orleans’ Mardi Gras celebrations as a cover. Gambit decides to enlist a crew of mutants to pull off this seemingly impossible heist…”
What is it that Gambit has to steal? Is it the Legacy Virus? Is it someone’s DNA? We won’t know until the movie but one thing’s for sure, Mr. Sinister will be the main baddie and possibly more X-Sequels.
For those unfamiliar, Mr. Sinister, born Nathaniel Essex in Victorian London, is a genetically altered human with superhuman physical and mental abilities. The character is telepathic, able to manipulate the minds of others in various ways, and is capable of energy projection through telekinesis. He has ties to Apocalypse and he’s also old af.
Nathaniel Essex has always been a fan favorite villain and he can absolutely be the “Thanos” of the XCU. Did you notice he was born in London? That’s important and a huge key as to why Channing Tatum may be the key to all of this. In Logan Lucky, Tatum and Adam Driver got to play off a certain British actor who may have a free schedule after this one last particular spy film comes out. This actor can play intelligent, intimidating, and maybe now he’ll get to be sinister.
According to my sources,
There are “conversations” about locking up DANIEL CRAIG to be Nathaniel Essex, a.k.a. Mr. Sinister in Gambit and also in other X-Men movies.
Holy fucking mutants…this would be really dope! The Tatum connection should help.
Craig is and will always be a great James Bond. He was also amazing, and award nomination worthy, as Joe Bang in Logan Lucky. Tatum praised his work in the movie and apparently this has rubbed onto FOX. Sure it’s a “comic book” role but after seeing how great Colossus looked in silver while watching Deadpool, this can be a fantastic role for Craig. He fits the look. I’m sure they have an idea of how NOT to “Apocalypse” him. He has the facial features for sure, just dye his hair, give him red glowing eyes, and really cool dialogue. And not only will he face off against Gambit, we can expect him to eventually face off against CABLE and the X-Men and/or X-Force!
Brolin Vs. Craig? Fuck yes.
Daniel Craig is set to play James Bond one last time but a villain turn is long overdue. Let’s see…
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