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Simon Kinberg Confirms Mr. Sinister Would Have Been in Gambit

May 28, 2020 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas

It’s long been believed that Mr. Sinister would have made his X-Men live-action debut in Gambit, and now Simon Kinberg has confirmed it. Kinberg spoke with IGN and confirmed that the film, which would have starred Channing Tatum as the Cajun mutant thief-turned-X-Man, would have introduced one of the X-Men’s biggest enemies in Sinister (aka Nathaniel Essex).

“We had a tease of it at the end of [X-Men:] Apocalypse,” Kinberg said. “The Essex Corp is something that you see in a tag at the end of Apocalypse. We had talked about doing something with him, and I won’t get into the specifics of it since it’s no longer a 20th Century Fox property and now it’s a part of the MCU. I have no idea what the plan is. But Mister Sinister was going to be part of the Gambit movie starring Channing Tatum.”

Sinister is one of the X-Men’s most well-known villains that has never seen life on film. First appearing in The Uncanny X-Men #212, Sinister would become a major player in the lives of the X-Men including his direct involvement in the famous “Inferno” storyline and other times when he would mess with the Summers bloodline, often in opposition to fellow X-Villain Apocalypse.

Gambit was ultimately cancelled in the wake of Disney’s purchase of 21st Century Fox, which brought the X-Men back under the purview of Marvel.

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