Channing Tatum - Gambit casting

CASTING NEWS: Channing Tatum will officially be playing Gambit in the next ‘X-Men’ movie

May 13, 2014

Producer Lauren Shuler Donner recently confirmed that actor Channing Tatum will be playing Gambit in an upcoming X-Men film! At the London premiere for X-Men: Days of Future Past the producer talked to Total Film about the casting choice: “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. And he’s a southerner too … he understands that world, and you know Gambit loves New Orleans.”

Tatum is no doubt excited that he has officially been given the part as he has explained to MTV: “Gambit is the only X-Man I’ve ever loved. I mean, I’ve loved them all, they’re all great, but I guess just being from down South; my dad’s from Louisiana, I’m from Mississippi, Alabama, Florida. I don’t know, I just related to him … I would die to play him.”

Stay tuned for more details as production on this X-Men spinoff begins!

What do you think of this casting choice?

Source: Variety

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  • Stacey O’Neale

    I am SO EXCITED about this!!!!

  • Andrew55

    Even though I hate recasting….I love this!!! Channing Tatum can totally pull off Gambit. So excited