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Asmus ... interviews - 2013
« on: July 10, 2015, 11:58:30 AM »
http://www.comicvine.com/articles/interview-james-asmus-talks-gambit-1-shower-scenes/1100-145026/
http://www.comicbookresources.com/?page=article&id=46670

Just so that folks can find some of this stuff.  I'll try to find the pod casts too but if someone has the stuff just add it here.

Again, this stuff is 2 or so years old. 

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Re: Asmus ... interviews - 2013
« Reply #1 on: August 25, 2015, 08:14:54 PM »
While we already knew this due to a pod cast we had heard back at the time.  Bleeding Cool wanted to do a story

http://www.bleedingcool.com/2015/08/25/when-gambit-was-going-to-be-bisexual-in-2012-james-asmus-speaks/

The stuff where Asmus wanted to make Gambit bisexual but Marvel said no.

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Re: Asmus ... interviews - 2013
« Reply #2 on: August 25, 2015, 10:33:18 PM »
for once Marvel did something right and before some people think im homophobic or whatever here is why they made the right choice, simply put Gambit is straight. Never once aside from fan fanfiction and fooling Daken into thinking his phareamones were working on him, Gambit has never showen any sexual preferance to men....well that time with Shaws Chest  :P and kissing Jacobe who was a woman at the time, anyway in Asmus words from the interview I never got past pitching the first part, though, as word came down we wouldn’t be redefining the character as such the word is redefining the character , therefore Marvel believe he is straight and does not need to be redefined as Bi,

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Re: Asmus ... interviews - 2013
« Reply #3 on: August 26, 2015, 01:01:10 AM »
It was dumb idea

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Re: Asmus ... interviews - 2013
« Reply #4 on: August 26, 2015, 03:07:54 AM »
Yeah there would've just been no need.  Fair enough if it makes sense for the character, like Daken, who was very much bisexual, am I right?  But for Gambit?  What would the point have been?

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Re: Asmus ... interviews - 2013
« Reply #5 on: August 26, 2015, 10:00:51 AM »
There was very little ambiguity with the character.  Unlike the circumstantial stuff with Iceman.

I was glad that Gambit wasn't "redefined", that Marvel didn't want to redefine Gambit.

Maybe its just me, but it seems like writers want to have some mark or something.

Look at Bendis - maybe others will remember more from his run but he'll always be known for outing Iceman and coining the term "full gay". 


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Re: Asmus ... interviews - 2013
« Reply #6 on: August 26, 2015, 12:56:15 PM »
There was very little ambiguity with the character.  Unlike the circumstantial stuff with Iceman.

I was glad that Gambit wasn't "redefined", that Marvel didn't want to redefine Gambit.

Maybe its just me, but it seems like writers want to have some mark or something.

Look at Bendis - maybe others will remember more from his run but he'll always be known for outing Iceman and coining the term "full gay". 



i agree that and it gets the public talking, there are loads of LGBT characters in the Marvel universe that don't get any focus, Turning Iceman gay was a badly done, its a plot point, why cant writers or editors focus on what they have or create a new LGBT character to focus on instead of changing an already established character

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Re: Asmus ... interviews - 2013
« Reply #7 on: August 26, 2015, 01:41:17 PM »
i agree that and it gets the public talking, there are loads of LGBT characters in the Marvel universe that don't get any focus, Turning Iceman gay was a badly done, its a plot point, why cant writers or editors focus on what they have or create a new LGBT character to focus on instead of changing an already established character

Plus ... media attention ... publicity, in hopes of getting more sales.  Iceman's situation did more than generate talk.  It reeked of a being a stunt to garner more sales, imo. 

UXM #600 will either go over well or not.