Tatum Is The New Gambit

By Drax Largo on May 13th, 2014

It’s official: Channing Tatum has been cast as the new Gambit in a stand-alone X-Men spin-off movie. No details on what direction the new movie will take, but X producer Lauren Shuler Donner has confirmed the news:

“He’s a rogue, Channing — he’s a rascal, just like Remy LeBeau. And he can handle the action, we all know that,” she told Total Film. “And he’s got a really good heart … I think he’ll be great for Gambit.”

I’m sure the critically-maligned X-Men Origins: Wolverine, which featured Taylor Kitsch as the first cinematic rendition of Gambit, played a large part in casting Tatum as the new Gambit. no doubt the studio wants to start fresh and bury that memory.

At present, the latest X-Men movie, X-Men: Days of Future Past, opens in theaters on May 23rd. Check out the trailer below.