Confirmed: Channing Tatum cast as Gambit in X-Men

News Simon Brew 13 May 2014 - 13:29
Gambit - crowded out by Wolverine in the original X-Men but soon to make his own splash in movies

The role of Gambit in the X-Men movies has been cast. Step forward Mr Channing Tatum...

It's definite: Channing Tatum is joining the X-Men franchise, in the role of Gambit.

It's a piece of casting that had been rumoured for some time, with news breaking last month that Tatum had been in discussions with producer Laura Shuler Donner about the role. "I would die to play it", Tatum had previously said of the part. You can read the earlier report here.

Gambit is expected - but not confirmed - to be a part of 2016's X-Men: Apocalypse, as well as a candidate for an X-Men spin-off movie.

Total Film has confirmed Tatum's casting as Gambit, direct from Shuler Donner. "It is Channing", she told them when asked about the role at the UK X-Men: Days Of Future Past premiere last night.

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