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20 Book-To-Movie Characters That Were Cast All Wrong

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Taylor Kitsch as Gambit, X-Men Origins: Wolverine

20th Century Fox

The X-Men franchise has had its highs and lows. They hit the jackpot hiring Hugh Jackman to take the lead as feisty mutant Wolverine, and they struck out casting Taylor Kitsch as Gambit in X-Men Origins: Wolverine. The card-throwing mutant is supposed to be a proud Louisianan who can manipulate kinetic energy and punch like nobody’s business. He had the look and an okay accent, but his character was still weak in comparison to Wolverine and Liev Schreiber‘s Sabretooth. He was easily punched out by his co-stars, and his whole aesthetic was a bit corny. The Covenant star has definitely been in similar cheesy roles (looking at you, Snakes on a Plane), so it was hard to expect anything different.

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