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'X-Men' Producer Confirms Channing Tatum Will Play Gambit

The red black carpet premiere of X-Men: Days of Future Past resulted in some official casting scoop! Following rumors that Channing Tatum was up for the role of Gambit in future X-Men films, producer Lauren Shuler Donner has confirmed that the actor has been locked in for the role!

Total Film got the exclusive:

We asked Lauren Shuler Donner how the Channing Tatum talks are going, and she told us that the talks are over. In the best possible way.

Hit the video below to see Shuler Donner confirm Tatum for Gambit for the first time, and to hear her tell us why he'd be such a good fit for the role.

Shuler Donner says:

"It is Channing...He's a rogue, he's a rascal, just like Remy LeBeau.

"He can handle the action, as we know, and he's got a real good heart, I know him personally.

"He'll be great for Gambit, and he's a southerner too, he understands that world, and you know Gambit loves New Orleans."

Can you get behind Channing in the role, Instincters?? Good casting choice?
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Taylor Kitsch was a great visual and method actor for Gambit! I like Channing but he's too goofy for the role of Gambit. IDK, guess we will see when he starts the promo tour for it.

I think it's a good choice 

The deal breaker will be his accent. He's gotta get it right.

I'd get behind Channing in any role he wants to play!

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