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Channing Tatum to Gambit in 'X-Men' spin-off

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The Marvel comic universe continues to expand.

It has been confirmed by The Hollywood Reporter that Channing Tatum has been cast to play Gambit, the card throwing mutant, a role previously played by Taylor Kitsch in 2009s Wolverine.

The report states that X-Men producer Lauren Shuler Donner confirmed during the London premiere of X-Men: Days of Future Past, that Tatum will go ahead and play Gambit.

Donner revealed during an interview with Total Film that, “He’s a rogue, Channing — he’s a rascal, just like Remy LeBeau. And he can handle the action, we all know that. And he’s got a really good heart … I think he’ll be great for Gambit.”

Sources say that Gambit will be a stand-alone film after being introduced in the third X-Men installment, Apocalypse.

Tatum is best known for his comedic role in 21 Jump Street, as well as the romantic dramas The Vow, and Dear John, and most notably for his part in Magic Mike which was loosely based on Tatum’s stripper past.

Tatum can next be seen in Jupiter Ascending and 22 Jump Street, the sequel to the 2012 comedy, both out this year.

X-Men: Days of Future Past opens May 23.


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