Dose.ca wrote:Josh Holloway, who plays Sawyer in the TV series Lost, is in negotiations with 20th Century Fox to play Cajun fan favorite character Gambit in the fourth X-Men instalment. This confirms the mild speculation over whether another sequel to the fourth-highest-grossing movie in 2006 (approx. $234 million US) would be made. A few actors, most notably Halle Berry, have expressed reservations about donning the X-spandex for yet another intense, green-screen-heavy, CGI freak-fest. But with the success of the Spider-Man movies currently Hollywoods No. 1 cash cow with an iron-clad contract guaranteeing at least three more Spidey sequels its no surprise the X-Men franchise is still being expanded.
Josh Holloway expressed nothing but excitement at the prospect of bringing the kinetic Casanova to the silver screen, exclaiming, I would love to play a superhero. Id love to wear a cape and tights! We had a meeting and they wanted me to play Gambit, the card dealer character, they thought Id be perfect for the part. Well see.
Good news? X-Men 4 is a go. Bad news? Rumors of Johnny Depp playing Gambit were wildly exaggerated. Pirates of the Caribbeans Jack Sparrow vs. X-Mens Gambit? How insane would that be? Too insane to imagine? Probably.
I'm down. I heard that they rushed through plot lines in X3 so that they could get to Apocolypse.