40 thoughts on “Rupert Wyatt Will Direct The Gambit Film”

  1. Wolverine was my fave XMan in the 80’s. Gambit was my favorite XMan in the 90’s. Chain-smoking Cajun who was smooth with the ladies. I thought he was so cool.

                1. I’m a sandy blond, actually. I used to have super long hair, but my wife and I cut our hair off at our wedding alter (new beginnings). Now it spikes up in the front and moves forward on the sides sorta like a Caesar. I’m also bearded, usually with no mustache and really long on the chin like the devil. 😀 I’m 6ft and my skin is pretty light, especially compared to my wife’s. It’s not ginger bright, though.

                  1. Ok, I wasn’t way off or anything. Ha! Oh, assumptions… I guess long hair and a culinary career don’t mix anyway.

  2. Hmm. I was a big Gambit fan back in he 90s, though my favorite at the time was probably Archangel (yeah, big surprise, right?). I don’t see why everyone is so excited about this movie though. I really have trouble picturing Tatum as Gambit — just imagining him attempting a Cajun accents scares me . . .

    Oh well, we’ll see . . .

  3. Channing Tatum is a terrible choice for Gambit. Give me Jake Gyllenhaal…if you really want to go the “Channing Tatum” way then at least give me a Bradley Cooper instead.

        1. Ha! My body’s not a hot rod like Channing’s. 😋 Maybe ten years ago before marriage & children!
          Ya never know, Tatum might nail it. He’s got good comedic timing, and Marvel loves making superhero comedies. Or does Fox still have the rights?

    1. Well Gyllenhaal is like a chameleon. You could choose any role for him and he would probably do alright with it.

  4. Gambit’s first appearance is selling at 500-1000 on Ebay at the moment. I never thought I’d see that day. It used to be you could pick up a F4 one at mid grade for that price. Now every first appearance is breaking the bank.

    1. Gambit’s first appearance is going for that?!? I have that Jim Lee issue. Damn. I don’t and never would sell my comics, but the collector in me gets giddy at the thought of issues in my collection being worth a lot. Pride, I suppose.

      1. Well, I’m a bit leery of judging a comic’s worth by Ebay listings. The comics portion of Ebay is largely fueled by speculators jacking up prices to make a quick buck.

        I think that scanning comic stores on-line or at conventions is a much fairer indicator. For example, on Atomic Avenue you can get a first printing, near mint for $99, which is probably not largely different than what it was going for at the height of the 90s speculation bubble . . .

        (Regardless of Gambit this issue was always worth something as an early Jim lee X-Men issue). .

          1. I also credited Lee with art. That is false. Andy Kubert did the cover and Mike Collins did the interiors. HOWEVER, Jim Lee is credited along with Claremont as the character’s creators. Lee has also done the best Gambit work. Joe Madd is a close second. I’m partial to 80’s & 90’s X-Anything. 😝💯

            1. “Lee has also done the best Gambit work. Joe Madd is a close second.”
              I’m inclined to agree BUT I also think Silverstri has to be in the conversation as well.

        1. Well I’m not judging by ebay listings (the listings are up to 2000 dollars). I’m judging by ebay sales (you can just search for sold listings). I actually think that stores and conventions often times sell books for more than what you can get them for on ebay (overhead, etc.)

          Ya, Gambit’s first appearance hovered around 20 dollars for about 15 years but the jump over the last few years is pretty substantial. If you guys ever sell your comics I recommend CCGing them for 20 bucks and selling them on ebay. If they are key issues you will make a lot. I don’t sell comics on ebay but I do sell a ton of other stuff.

        2. Cosmo is generally correct about a 99 average price. Ebay sales of 9.2 to 9.6 NM books have sold between 50 and 200 on ebay. If you have a perfect copy you could get 500 for it though.

          1. Yes, you’re right that they do sell at those inflated Ebay prices, but who to? I know people who use Ebay to buy comics for “investment” — a lot of the time, those transactions are simply speculators selling to other speculators. I wonder how few people are shelling out that kind of money simply to enjoy reading a comic book?

            Of course, if you’re buying a CG graded issue, you can’t ever actually read the book because that would mean breaking the seal and destroying its “value.” What a scheme . . .

            1. Well I assume it’s mostly “speculators” but it’s also collectors and readers (and sometimes those things aren’t mutually exclusive). You can read this stuff in graphic novel format or digitally now so opening a CGC case isn’t necessary. I’ve had two of my comics CGC’d because they were Holy Grail type issues that I never wanted anyone to touch (anyone can read them digitally). If I ever get in financial straights I can quickly sell them on ebay to tide me over for a few months.The CGCing removes the uncertainty about peoples opinions in regards to grading comics and allows people to sell quickly or buy without worry. I’ve bought one CGC book in my life (years ago, full disclosure), to complete my TMNT run. I agree that buying “perfect” (9.8, 9.9) graded comics is a fools game though. It could be a kind of scheme but it is a scheme that is here to stay now.

              1. I only have one CGC book and it’s IRON MAN #55, 1st appearance of Thanos. There are a few other holy grail books in my collection that I want to have CGC’d. I have read them a million times and want to preserve them, and like iroberts pointed out, everything is available digitally for super cheap if I ever feel the need to revisit an issue.
                I also think about my kids, grandkids, etc inheriting them after I’m dead and needing fast cash in an emergency situation one day. CGC will make it easier to sell to “speculators” or straight up collectors online.

                1. Thanos is the best villain of all time. If you want those Holy Grail books CGC’d you can bring them with you to a convention and submit them in person (if CGC is there). That’s what I did. I didn’t like the idea of mailing them with or without insurance. They do mail it back to you thought but that is on them. Being able to sell them quickly for maximum cash is important. You don’t want to wait for months in an emergency. Frankly any book that is worth more than a hundred bucks is worth CGCing and any book that is over 500 (in overstreet) should never be sold without CGC (unless you want to take a loss).

                  1. I get what you’re saying but generally low print run popular comics just keep on going up in value. For the most part everything has been going up steadily for 25 years. Gambit’s first appearance could be bubble like because it probably had a high print run. Still, I really don’t remember much going down in value for 2 decades. I mean nobody cares about Venom any more, (I bought my amazing Spidey 300 for 20 bucks) but with out CGC it is 150 plus. Who cares if it even drops 50%. I don’t think comics are like Baseball or basketball cards though. Having said all that, anything is possible. The speculators that are traditionally referred to were people that bought 10 new copies of 1 comic regularly. This is a totally different situation from the early Image comics era bubble. 60’s comics have never EVER gone down. Just sayin. 60’s Comics are a better investment than the stock market. This is not a recent phenomena. If I could go back in time 10 years I would buy a whole lot of gold and if I could back 25 years I would buy a whole lot of sixties comics. Certain comics prices may collapse (Valiant and Image come to mind), Marvel comics prices have never collapsed, and I hope they never do.

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