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Channing Tatum might snag his dream role of Gambit in ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’

April 15, 2014
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Revealed in an interview with MTV’s Josh Horowitz, Channing Tatum is definitely in talks to play Gambit in X-Men: Apocalypse. Though nothing is confirmed, Tatum has revealed that he has talked to one of the producers, and from the sound of it, this could be a very probable occurrence!

“I met with Lauren Shuler-Donner. And I would love it. Gambit is really the only X-Man I’ve ever loved. I’ve loved them all, they’re all great. I don’t know, I guess just being from down South and my dad’s from Louisiana, I’m from Mississippi, Alabama, Florida, and like, I don’t know. I just related to him…He’s the most un-X-Men X-Man that’s ever been in X-Men…He’s just a cool guy that happens to have a good moral center. I hope it [comes together]. You never know it’s a weird industry. If the stars align, I would die to play it. I’m already working on the accent. It’s crappy at the moment.”

Remy LeBeau/Gambit has already been portrayed by Taylor Kitsch in the 2009 Marvel movie X-Men Origins: Wolverine. Kitsch did an amazing job, but there has been no news of him ever reprising this role. Personally, I think Channing would be perfect as Gambit. He’s a swoon-worthy heartthrob that knows how to have a good time. I’m not sure I know anyone that fits that description better than Channing Tatum. We’re looking forward to hearing more about this movie, and praying that this casting is confirmed!


Hayley is a 20 year old pop culture fanatic that enjoys obsessing over movies, television shows and books in her free time. When she's not (almost) constantly reading, she's usually obsessing over celebrities or just screaming about the magnificence that is Will Herondale and Noah Shaw. Feel free to follow her on twitter @partmermaid.


  • Andrew55

    So I take it they are moving on from Taylor Kitsch. I would have liked to have seen him take up the role again but Channing Tatum could pull it off.

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  • Laura F

    No no no please not Channing Tatum!!

  • Tania Rebeiro

    NO NO NO OH GOD PLEASE NO! GAMBIT IS MY ABSOLUTE FAVOURITE XMAN. THEY ALREADY RUINED HIM ONCE, NOT CHANNING TATUM. JUST. NO