Monday, May 26, 2014

Channing Tatum to Star as Gambit in X-Men Spin-Off Movie

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"X-Men" producer Lauren Shuler Donner revealed her desire to see Channing Tatum play Gambit earlier this year, and now, it's official. Tatum has signed on to star as the cajun card-slinger in what will most likely be a stand-alone movie set for 2018. Although it's just a rumor for now, Channing Tatum's Gambit will probably also be a part of Bryan Singer's upcoming "X-Men: Apocalypse". This announcement came from THR's Borys Kit, via Twitter:
"Yes, Channing Tatum will play Gambit. Yes, it will be for a standalone movie. And yes, watch for him to be introduced in X-MEN: APOCALYPSE."

Tatum's casting was also officially confirmed by Donner in an interview in which she stated the following (also see video below):
"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."