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Confirmed: Channing Tatum is Gambit

It's official and one of the X-Men producers says why she believes Tatum is a great fit for the role.

The agile X-Man is eventually heading back to the big screen... and he's going to be played by Channing Tatum! While chatting with Total Film, X-Men producer Lauren Shuler Donner confirmed the 21 Jump Street star will step into Remy LeBeau's boots. The producer previously stated she wanted the actor for the role and, during press interviews for White House Down, Tatum also expressed great interest in the character.

Donner says Tatum's a good fit because he's a "rogue" and a "rascal" just like the card tossing X-Man. She also emphasized how Tatum knows New Orleans well and claims he can absolutely handle the action segments. You can watch the full interview here.

Viners, what do you think about Tatum as Gambit? Can you see him carrying a bo staff and strutting around in a trench coat? Speak your mind below.

Source: Total Film

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Posted by Wardishy

Whut.

Posted by RedLantern23

No.

Edited by himynameisciara

No. Just, no.

Edited by Mutie199

i dont see it. he doesn't look like a perfect fit for Gambit imho

Posted by LiveForever

Gross.

Posted by ColaNicole

Fortunately I don't care too much for Gambit.

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Posted by tparks

Awesome. Tatum should be good for this.

Posted by Wolverine08

@tparks said:

Awesome. Tatum should be good for this.

Agreed. I think he has potential.

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Posted by SlickyMike88

I have to see it to belive it , but I belive in him :)

Edited by GodOfMischief

No, I think it's a bad choice. Channing Tatum has yet to impress me.

Posted by flameboy298

Taylor Kitsch :'(

Posted by comicbookfan93

Looks wise probably but other than that just no

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Posted by Crackdown

Sure, why not? He has come a long way as an actor

Posted by Jonny_Anonymous

So because a producer had a crush we get this? No thanks.

Posted by TheMagicStik

Its funny, everybody seemed a lot more open minded at the wimpy Wonder Woman pick and I hated it but I actually really like this pick and everybody hates it.

Posted by flameboy298

Another rumour is Zac Efron is the new cyclops wonder if its true

Posted by Fallschirmjager

...yuck.

Rather have Taylor Kitsch. Way better actor. Not his fault the studio was on LSD when they wrote Origins.

Posted by flameboy298

@themagicstik: @themagicstik: The one casted for Wonder-Woman isn't half as bad as acting like Tatum he should really stick to comedies.

Posted by SobeCin

At least the actor is from Louisiana. He'll do fine.

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Posted by gregroyj42

Gambit was the redeeming part of xmen origins for me. this just feels wrong. He seems to muscular to be a stealthy thief.

Posted by MrMazz

I like the casting of Tatum (how can you say no to those eyes) but in what function and where will he be showing up as Gambit.

Posted by JonSmith

Grow his hair out, put a smile on that face, give him the eyes, I heard he can do a decent Nawlens accent, but haven't seen it myself... I'm prepared to give him a shot. But maybe that's because I can't recall anything I've ever seen him in.

Posted by Fallschirmjager

On the bright side maybe they will just misuse him again and we won't have to see much.

Magneto kills him with his own staff.

I can all ready imagine the internet gifs.

Posted by Captain13

Nice! He's from the area, can do the accent, has the look, and has the charisma. They just need to get a good director...

Posted by MuyJingo

He's actually a talented actor. It's why Soderbergh works with him.

He'll be fine.

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@tparks said:

Awesome. Tatum should be good for this.

Agreed. I think he has potential.

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@tparks said:

Awesome. Tatum should be good for this.

Agreed. I think he has potential.

I think were the only one's here. They could have named any actor and people would be upset though. Lol.

Posted by daredevil21134

I don't trust fox

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Posted by Jonny_Anonymous

@sobecin: He's from Alabama and even admitted himself that he can't act

Posted by RobotMonster

@k4tzm4n: Tatum also speaks broken English. Good casting call.

Posted by Mandrewgora

YEAH!

Posted by Dark_Vengeance_

Errr...i feel neutral about this.

Posted by HeraldofGanthet

@themagicstik:

Its funny, everybody seemed a lot more open minded at the wimpy Wonder Woman pick and I hated it but I actually really like this pick and everybody hates it.

Nothing wimpy about the Wonder Woman pick at all. Gal Gadot is a former soldier in the Israeli Army, and thus a Black Belt in Krav Maga. Thus giving her a solid foundation in terms of her h2h combat training for her upcoming role as Wonder Woman (Youtube "Nenad Ikras" and you'll see what I'm talking about) which to accurately portray the role would further include training in Kung Fu, Karate, Greco-Roman Wrestling, and training in archaic weaponry such as the sword and shield, spear/javelin, and perhaps even the bow and arrow. And she has even been quoted as saying that she's currently training in Kung Fu and sword fighting for the role as we speak, so somebody at Warner Bros. knows what I just told you.

She'll be fine, especially since she already knew how to fight before filming even began.

Posted by youknowwhattodo

I think that it's a solid choice, personally I think that Channing Tatum is a little underrated as an actor, he's not great but he's in the same group as Henry Cavill or Chris Hemsworth and people love them.

Ultimately it comes down to how the character is written.

Posted by joshmightbe

This is karmic payback for the fan reaction to Ben Affleck playing Batman.

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Posted by Nightwing_Beyond

I'll make my first judgements when I see him in full costume in a trailer. He is a fan of the character so I'm willing to give him a chance. Hope he grows out his hair a bit for the role. It's also about time we get the black and red eyes;)

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@youknowwhattodo said:

I think that it's a solid choice, personally I think that Channing Tatum is a little underrated as an actor, he's not great but he's in the same group as Henry Cavill or Chris Hemsworth and people love them.

Ultimately it comes down to how the character is written.

Maybe he's as good as Hemsworth, but that's not saying much. Hemsworth does fine as Thor, but everythign else I've seen him in is disappointing. Its literally like watching the same character - like in Snow White or Rush.

Cavill is a way better actor than Hemsworth. Cavill played Charles Brandon on The Tudors for like 5 years who is a playboy aristocrat. Completely different than Superman.

Posted by Hagenti

@fallschirmjager:

Agreed. He had the real Gambit vibe to me.

He really need more screentime!

Posted by Fallschirmjager

@hagenti: They also ruined their shot to have Ben Foster as Angel.

Ben Foster is F*cking amazing.

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Posted by buttersdaman000

I actually grew to like Channing Tatum after his role in 21 Jump Street, so i'll reserve my judgement until I see him in action.

Posted by Lena_Dante

I'm not....actually opposed to this? I'll go on record with this again and say that the casting choices are the least of the X-Men film franchises problems.

Edited by Squares

Like I needed more reasons to believe the X-film franchise is full of fail.

Posted by youknowwhattodo

@fallschirmjager: No he isn't, Henry Cavill is a fine actor when he he is playing a charming and seductive character, just like Chris Hemsworth. However he does struggle when he's asked to do more.

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Posted by Jphu8414

Not exactly my first choice but alright. I would have actually rather seen the guy from X-Men origins come back and do it.

Posted by flameboy298

Wonder-Woman gets casted everyone goes crazy,Gambit gets casted everyone loves it.

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