Marvel has revealed who the mystery mutant rounding out the X-Men Red team will be.
"Things have heated up with attacks on mutants across the globe," series editor Mark Paniccia says in a statement. "We know that one of the X-Men's most powerful villains is behind the chaos, but will Jean, Nightcrawler, All-New Wolverine and Honey Badger have a chance to stop the next deadly wave? A favorite Cajun mutant might be able to tip the scales in their favor… but at what cost?"
Take a look at Travis Charest's cover to X-Men Red #3 below.
Marvel announced X-Men Red as the follow-up to Phoenix Ressurection. The series sees the returned Jean Grey forming a new X-Men squad to battle an unrevealed threat.
The team includes Jean, Nightcrawler, Wolverine, Honey Badger, Namor, Gentle, and newcomer Trinary. The original announcement teased a high-profile latecomer and Gambit fits that description.
"As an X-Men fan, as a Jean Grey fan, as a Mahmud Asrar fan, and as a Travis Charest fan, to be asked to write X-Men Red is a dream," writer Tom Taylor said when the series was announced. "The time is right for an X-Men book like this, and I'm very excited about the story we're telling in these pages. I'm excited for Jean Grey's vision for the world, and I can't wait for Marvel readers to meet our team of established fan-favorites and brand new mutants, and to see them in action. To write a core X-Men book is to walk in the footsteps of giants, so I'm hoping my secret mutant ability is sudden foot-growth."
Gambit is currently appearing in the pages of Astonishing X-Men. Professor X manipulated Gambit into a game between Xavier and the Shadow King. Gambit's continued involvement in that series remains unclear.
Gambit is also co-headlining a new miniseries with longtime love Rogue. Rogue and Gambit #1 goes on sale January 3rd.
Gambit will join X-Men Red in X-Men Red #3, on sale in April.
X-MEN: RED #3
Written by TOM TAYLOR
Art by MAHMUD ASRAR
Cover by TRAVIS CHAREST