Gambit will be appearing in the upcoming X-Men Origins: Wolverine, and now we know who's playing him. According to, Taylor Kitsch has signed on to play this explosive mutant.

Kitsch is best known as Tim Riggins on Friday Night Lights and he's also appeared in Snakes on a Plane and starred in The Covenant.

X-Men Origins: Wolverine is currently filming in Australia and New Zealand, and the film is set for a May 1, 2009 release.

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