'X-Men Origins: Wolverine' Star Taylor Kitsch Talks Gambit And Hugh Jackman

Taylor KitschAfter weeks of internet silence, it appears that 2009's "X-Men Origins: Wolverine" is slowly popping out its claws and tearing up the web with breaking news. Yesterday, we got details from "Wolverine" producer Lauren Shuler Donner on the film's storyline and overall feel (in addition to voicing her vote for a "Deadpool" film), and now today, over on Media Blvd., we hear from Taylor Kitsch, star of NBC's "Friday Night Lights" who will be making the jump to the silver screen as Gambit in "Wolverine."

While the interview is scant on details about the film, Kitsch was happy to talk about the role as the mysterious Gambit, saying in the article, "I love that character, I love the powers, and I love what they did with him. I didn't know that much [about Gambit], but in my experience, it was a blessing to go in and create my take on him. I'm excited for it, to say the least."

In addition to his comparisons of Gambit to Tim Riggins -- his character from "Friday Night Lights -- ("Both have a lack of parenthood in their lives."), Kitsch was also very eager to heap praise on his "Wolverine" co-star, Hugh Jackman (who reprises his role as the resident bad-ass of the X-Men, Wolverine), saying that he was a "huge influence" on the young actor's life and that "[Jackman]'s incredibly disciplined and free. He's just this person that's so grounded and so open that you question whether it's real or not. I've met nobody like him."

Excited to see Gambit throw his playing cards in "Wolverine?" Think Kitsch can pull off the role? Let us know in the comments.