X-Men: Jared Padalecki suits up as Gambit in stunning image

Jared Padalecki (Photo by Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images)
Jared Padalecki (Photo by Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images) /

Fans can’t wait for the X-Men to join the Marvel Cinematic Universe and this image of Jared Padalecki as Gambit has us eager to see him join the MCU.

The X-Men are coming to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. We don’t know when, but it’s inevitable now that Marvel finally has secured the rights to the rich archive of characters.

As much as we love the 20th Century Fox films, there is no denying the excitement of seeing the likes of Wolverine, Jean Grey, Cyclops, and all of our favorite X-Men characters appearing on screen alongside the likes of all of our favorite MCU heroes (and villains).

With the X-Men coming to the MCU, buzz over which actors and actresses will be tapped to take on the iconic heroes and villains remains a trending topic among fans. Everyone has their dream casting for their favorite characters and thanks to the amazing artistry of several talented graphic artists, these dreams are transformed into reality.

The fun thing about fan art is that it not only allows us the chance to see what particular actors could look like in a role, but it also opens the door to endless possibilities and castings one might not have previously thought of. Take for example a new rendering that sees Supernatural star Jared Padalecki step into the role of Remy LeBeau aka Gambit!

What Jared Padalecki could look like as Gambit from X-Men in the MCU

Excited by the prospect of seeing Gambit join the MCU, artist ryans.reviews was inspired to put his spin on the character with the fan-casting of Padalecki in the role.

In the jaw-dropping concept art, Padalecki is transformed into the beloved hero who was criminally overlooked and underutilized by 20th Century Fox. The art perfectly captures Gambit’s essence with Padalecki rocking the character’s signature look complete with his black tights and black and pink (or purple depending on who you ask) long-sleeved top. Of course, the look would not be complete without his iconic brown coat and cowl.

What really sets the photo aside though is the addition of Gambit’s kinetically charged playing cards, which have long been a staple for the character.

Although Channing Tatum has long been attached to the role, we have to admit we would love to see Jared Padalecki get the chance to join the MCU and there’s no denying he’d make an incredible Gambit! While his role as the lead of The CW’s Walker could complicate his ability to appear in Marvel projects, we’ve seen countless actors work around busy filming schedules so one can only hope Marvel might look his way when casting Gambit.

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Would you like to see Jared Padalecki play Gambit in the Marvel Cinematic Universe? If not Padalecki, who are you hoping might be cast in the role of Gambit in the MCU? Let us know in the comments below!