Mean Girls Alumni and Masters of Sex star Lizzy Caplan Joins Channing Tatum in Gore Verbinski’s X-Men Franchise Entry GAMBIT
20th Century Fox are moving ahead with the long in development adaptation of Marvel’s Gambit with reports that Mean Girls alumni and Masters of Sex star Lizzy Caplan has joined the cast alongside Channing Tatum as the titular hero.
Gambit has seen Rupert Wyatt and Doug Liman step away from the Director’s Chair, with word that Pirates of the Caribbean trilogy helmer Gore Verbinski has taken over and the casting process has begun.
There is no confirmation on who Caplan will portray in the film, but the leading speculation is that she’ll be Bella Donna Boudreaux or Rogue.
In Marvel Comics lore, Bella Donna Boudreaux was created by Jim Lee and Scott Lobdell, a child hood friend of Remy LeBeau aka Gambit, Unbeknownst to them both, they came from rival Guilds (those of Thieves and Assassins, respectively). As they grew up and the rivalry between the Guilds increased, their fathers arranged for a marriage between the two in the hopes that it would unite the Guilds. Immediately after the wedding, Bella Donna's brother, Julien, lashed out in jealousy and challenged Remy in a fight to the death. Remy won, killing Julien, and as punishment, he was exiled from New Orleans. Choosing to make his own choices in life from that point on, he abandoned Bella Donna.
Rogue was famously played by Anna Paquin in the X-Men series of films.
Caplan hasbeen involved with Marvel before, she appeared in the 2012 short film Marvel One-Shot: Item 47, which was released with the Avengers Assemble Blu-ray.
After a severely delayed release due to several production setbacks and then script changes, Gambit is now looking at a February 2019 release.
Caplan will next be seen in James Franco’s The Disaster Artist on December 6 alongside Franco, his brother Dave and Alison Brie.
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