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I am currently re-watching the X-Men animated series of 1992. As I remembered, there is no special focus on any specific X-Men character in the series. The X-Men appearance order in the intro is

  • Cyclops
  • Wolverine
  • Rogue
  • Storm
  • Beast
  • Gambit
  • Jubilee
  • Jean Grey
  • Professor X

Among the X-Men featuring in the intro, Jubilee is given no substantial role in the movies, while Gambit is included only as a side character in X-Men Origins: Wolverine.

Is there any specific reason expressed by the actors, directors, producers or any other relevant person explaining why Gambit was mostly omitted from the X-Men Cinematic Universe?

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    Because the Gambit movie is currently in "development hell" - screenrant.com/x-men-channing-tatum-gambit-movie – Paulie_D Jun 19 '18 at 9:34
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    @Paulie_D Have the producers ever expressed that they wanted to use Gambit in a separate movie? I mean even the most boring X-Men, Storm is there, but the most fun X-Men is not :) – C.Koca Jun 19 '18 at 9:37
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    It IS a separate movie...they just can't get it made yet. – Paulie_D Jun 19 '18 at 9:43
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    In addition, one of the most significant and memorable aspects of Gambit's story, especially when active with the X-Men, is his relationship with Rogue. Given that in the first X-Men movie they paired Logan with Rogue as a friend/mentee (instead of with one of the other mutants he actually mentored in a significant way, Kitty Pryde or Jubilee), they couldn't really pair up the two in that movie. Since then, Rogue hasn't been a big part of any of the movies. Something set in the past, or featuring Gambit as a standalone character, avoids that issue. – RDFozz Jun 19 '18 at 18:08
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    @RDFozz I disagree. Gambit is fun because of his personality, rivalry with Wolverine and because of the unpredictable way he uses his powers. Granted that in rivalry Gambit is replaced by Cyclops, who was kind of above such petty things in the animated series, Gambit would still be quite fun. Finally, Rogue could easily be found by Gambit and brought to the mansion in the first movie to assert the friend/mentee relationship. The only drawback would be the scene where Rogue takes Wolverine's power after he stabbed her because of his nightmare would have made way less sense. – C.Koca Jun 19 '18 at 18:30

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