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."