In the past couple of days the comic book movie world has been taken over by all things pertaining to X-Men: Days of Future Past. We’re still a couple months away from the release, but none of us can stop talking about it. Well you should expect the chatter to build up some more with talk about X-Men: Apocalypse and the possibility of a Gambit spinoff movie.
First, let’s talk about the latest talk about X-Men: Apocalypse. Any X-Men comic book fan with half a brain would tell you that it’s based off the popular 90s story arc Age of Apocalypse, whose name gives off the appropriate hint as to what it’s all about. Well there might be a little bit more going on with the story line which may potentially confuse and/or upset some X-Men fans. Not only is X-Men: Apocalypse a sequel to the events happening in X-Men: Days of Future Past, but it may be double dipping into the story line of X-Men: First Class:
[It's] more of a First Class sequel….It’ll take place some time after this movie. What happens in this movie brings about what’ll happen in that movie.
That is a slightly confusing sentence. Please Bryan Singer, don’t make us regret having you bring the Days of Future Past story line into the movie universe. The last thing we want is a bunch of jumbled up pieces that make it even more confusing than it should be. But at least X-Men: Apocalypse sounds promising:
Age of Apocalypse was one of my favorite stores. We like the stakes of it, and it feels like a story that could impact a lot of our favorite characters in big, dramatic ways. We feel it’s a very different story from Days of Future Past. For starters, it’s a very different villain, and the characters will be in very different places emotionally.
But what’s all of this talk about a Gambit spinoff film? This sounds like something that could never happen, but X-Men producer Lauren Schuler Donner is tempted to make that a reality. The part that fans like myself aren’t too comfortable about is the idea of having Channing Tatum as the Ragin Cajun:
“I’m dying to do a Gambit movie with Channing Tatum. That doesn’t have to be a great big movie. It’s a thief in New Orleans, it’s a whole different story. He’s on board, and I have to get the studio on board. How can anyone resist Channing? He’s such a sweetheart.”
So this could happen one day, and if it does I’ll sit here in my skeptical chair judging the film until I get to watch the final cut, like I’m sure a few other Gambit fans will be.
Are you excited at the direction the X-Men movie universe is taking as of late?