Taylor Kitsch is Gambit in Wolverine!

Scooper ‘Chaos Bringer’ has revealed on Superhero Hype!’s message boards that “Friday Night Lights” star Taylor Kitsch will play Gambit (AKA Remy LeBeau) in director Gavin Hood’s X-Men Origins: Wolverine. Kitsch has signed a three-picture deal.

He’ll be joining Hugh Jackman (Wolverine), Liev Schreiber (Sabretooth), Danny Huston (William Stryker) and Lynn Collins (Silver Fox) in the 20th Century Fox release, opening May 1, 2009.

Leading up to the events of X-Men, “Wolverine” tells the story of Wolverine’s epically violent and romantic past, his complex relationship with Victor Creed, and the ominous Weapon X program. Along the way, Wolverine encounters many mutants, both familiar and new, including surprise appearances by several legends of the X-Men universe.

In related news, we’ve posted a hi-res version of the new Wolverine photo here! Scooper ‘Darthjul’ also tells us that “Wolverine” will be shooting in Glebe Point Park, Sydney on February 29.

Source: Chaos Bringer