Channing Tatum to play Gambit in future ‘X-Men’ movies

Lester Cohen

Channing Tatum will join the next X-Men movie, Total Film reports.

Producer Lauren Shuler Donner has confirmed that the 34 year-old will play the character Gambit in the future installments of the film.

“He’s a rogue, Channing. He’s a rascal, just like Remy LeBeau,” she said. “And he can handle the action, we all know that. And he’s got a really good heart.

“He’ll be great for Gambit,” she continued, “and he’s a Southerner, too! He’s not from New Orleans, but he is a Southerner, and he understands that world.”

Last year, Channing himself revealed he would like to play Gambit someday. “There’s a lot of superheroes out there. I’d like to play Gambit,” the actor said. “Because I’m from New Orleans, around that area, and my dad’s from New Orleans, and I like to do the Cajun accent.”

Tatum will be introduced as the popular character in X-Men: Apocalypse, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

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4 responses to “Channing Tatum to play Gambit in future ‘X-Men’ movies”

  1. Tiggy says:

    This dude is a terrible actor. I didn’t even like the fact that neither Rogue or Gambit had Cajun accents in the previous movies and there’s no way this lame could pull it off. I watch even the critically panned CBMs but I won’t waste my money if they cast him. Let’s get that Deadpool movie cracking already…

  2. Chris says:

    I agree 100% because unfortunately I don’t like channing tatums acting at all either. I’m so sorry to people who enjoy him but I do not, however I love Rogue. Anna Pac did an amazing job. Channing tatum has not ever shown me a wonderful performance except in this one movie where he is like a slave to this cannibal during the end of days. >.< That was the only time I was like Wow'd by him.

  3. Jack says:

    Oh dear God, no.
    Thank you, Marvel Studios, for ruining a stand-alone movie for one of my favorite comic characters. Thank you. Really. I mean that. Because I didn’t actually WANT to see a movie based off of Gambit. So thanks for saving me 12 bucks. (probably $15 by the time 2016 rolls around)

  4. Christopher says:

    No no no no, this is not happening. In my personal opinion Tatum has been way overrated in the film Industry. I think that not to judge on his past i think that this choice is sadly made out of his starpower. He obviously has more than Kitsch, but for me it is never on the starpower the actor has, but the talents and skills the person delivers, and Tatum do not have any of those skills.
    I strongly believe that this decision is only made because a potential gambit movie will get a strong reputation by the lead actor, who sadly will become Channing Tatum.
    Personally this was the worst that could happen. I am a fan favourite of the mutant, i actually think that taylor delivered some essense and person to the character, now my worst male actor gets the chance to steal the character away and give it some hollywood-mess. It could not get anymore worse than that. I understand that fox obviously are afraid that another falliure will come out of Kitsch, but they should trust there Crew and their stories and believe that in reality the only ones who are in position to get the movie great by its stories and partly characters are the writers and directors. Kitsch has been unlucky by that due to lack of stories in his past films and Tatum has been lucky because girls and women love a past stripper. By the end of the day it is all it comes down to and nothing more.