Fox Execs Say No Gambit In 'X-Men: First Class,' Invite Bryan Singer To Direct Spin-Offs

GambitYou'll be hard-pressed to find a comics fan out there who isn't looking forward to the inevitable throw-down between Wolverine and Sabretooth in "X-Men Origins: Wolverine," but what many fans seem really excited about are the big-screen debuts of longtime Marvel favorites like Gambit and Deadpool. Even more anticipated than their debuts, however, is their potential for solo spin-off movies or cameos in future 'X-Men' films.

Recently, IESB spoke with longtime "X"-Producer Lauren Shuler Donner about this very topic -- and while she hinted that the studio is definitely thinking along those lines, IESB claims that the producer told fans not to expect any of the new mutants from "Wolverine" (especially Gambit) to show up in the recently-announced X-Men prequel, "X-Men: First Class." (Cue the sigh of relief from the comics continuity community.)

According to the report, Donner also said "nothing would please me more than to bring Bryan [Singer] on for another movie. And, if it's like the first Deadpool or the first Gambit, I think, I mean, I hope he would be interested..."

So, while the future of Marvel's mutant card-tosser may be hazy for now, what's up with the film's other, highly-anticipated debut player, Deadpool? By now, fans of Marvel films know to stick around through the credits to see hints regarding future sequels (a la Samuel L. Jackson's surprise appearance as Nick Fury in "Iron Man"), and Fox chairman Tom Rotherman says "X-Men Origins: Wolverine" is no different.

“If it works out well, and we think it will, than we’ll be hard at work on ‘em," said Rotherman.

Would you be up for a Gambit or Deadpool solo film? Any other mutants from "X-Men Origins: Wolverine" that you'd like to see get their own flick? Comment below.