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Channing Tatum confirmed as Gambit in future 'X-Men' films

"X-Men: Days of Futures Past" will be in theaters May 23.
By Aileen Graef Follow @AileenGraef Contact the Author   |   May 13, 2014 at 9:11 AM
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LOS ANGELES, May 13 (UPI) -- Channing Tatum has been confirmed to play the role of Gambit in future X-men flims.

The producer of the films, Lauren Shuler Donner, recently revealed that Tatum would be her ideal choice to play the role of the comic book character in a solo film.

"It is Channing," said Donner. "He's a rogue, he's a rascal, just like Remy LeBeau. He can handle the action, as we know, and he's got a real good heart, I know him personally."

Donner is not the only one excited. Tatum recently expressed his enthusiasm about the role to MTV.

"I met with Lauren Shuler Donner. And I would love it. Gambit is really the only X-Man I've ever loved," Tatum told MTV. "I mean I've loved them all, they're all great, but I guess from being down south -- my dad's from Louisiana, I'm from Mississippi, Alabama, Florida -- I don't know. I just related to him."

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