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Producer Confirms Channing Tatum as Gambit of the X-men

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Ever since X-men franchise producer Lauren Shuler Donner hinted she wanted Channing Tatum to play the ragin' Cajun, Gambit, in a future film there has been quite the uproar from fans against the move. That only increased when Tatum began openly campaigning for the role as the popular mutant, finally stating that he had indeed met for it. Now Donner has confirmed to Total Film that Tatum will be playing Gambit....

Donner: " It is Channing, yes. Well you know he's a rogue, Channing. He's a rascal, just like Remy LeBeau, and he can handle the action, we all know that. He's got a really good heart, because I know him personally, I did a movie with him. So I think he'll be great, he'll be great for Gambit, and he's a southerner too, he's not from New Orleans but he is a southerner and he understands that world, and you know Gambit loves New Orleans."

While she doesn't make any comment about 2016's X-men: Apocalypse, Bryan Singer has previously stated he wants to bring Gambit aka Remy Lebeau into the film, along with a new version of Nightcrawler. So it's not far fetched to think he'll pop up for a cameo before heading off into a Gambit solo film, which Donner also seems to be alluding to.

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