Channing Tatum to Play Gambit

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channing-tatum20th Century Fox is continuing to expand its X-Men universe through sequels and hopeful spinoffs, including a movie about fan favorite character Gambit. There were rumors that Channing Tatum would play the iconic role, supported by Producer Lauren Shuler Donner’s comments, but many a fan figured that would never come to be. (And perhaps many a fan hoped that wouldn’t come to be.) However, it is now confirmed that Tatum will in fact be playing the Ragin’ Cajun.

The exact project he has been cast for has not yet been revealed officially, but sources say that Gambit will be introduced in the upcoming X-Men: Apocalypse and then he will spunoff into a solo film.

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