Lauren Shuler Donner Confirms That Channing Tatum Will Play GAMBIT

Lauren Shuler Donner Confirms That Channing Tatum Will Play GAMBIT

X-Men: Apocalypse? X-Force? The Wolverine 2? Deadpool? His own spin-off? We don't actually know where and when he'll debut as the character, but X-Men: Days of Future Past producer Lauren Shuler Donner confirms that Channing Tatum has been cast as Gambit!

When Channing Tatum first expressed interest in playing Gambit, it wasn't really regarded as much more than an actor simply mentioning a character they would like to play and that being the end of it. Well, when X-Men producer Lauren Shuler Donner got wind of those remarks, she too said that he would be a good choice to play the character, and based on the interview below, it sounds like the deal is done! When he'll first play Gambit is unclear, but after John Carter star Taylor Kitsch failed to make much of an impact when he played the character in X-Men Origins: Wolverine, it should be fun to see what Tatum - who has turned his career around with movies like 21 Jump Street, Magic Mike and White House Down - does in the role. What do you guys think?

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IronRuhail - 5/13/2014, 3:52 AM
This better be false.
staypuffed - 5/13/2014, 3:58 AM
Okay, then.
Brainiac13 - 5/13/2014, 4:02 AM

I think he'll do a good job.
Brainiac13 - 5/13/2014, 4:02 AM
Now just confirm Deadpool!
Nubase - 5/13/2014, 4:02 AM
He did day a month ago that he was working on the accent with a speech coach so this does not surprise me but l will leave this post to the haters now lol!
Brainiac13 - 5/13/2014, 4:02 AM

Have you seen DOFP?
Reasonnnn - 5/13/2014, 4:02 AM
Lozzy - 5/13/2014, 4:03 AM
Being back Taylor Kitsch dammit!!!!!!!
ReeferInferno - 5/13/2014, 4:03 AM
Better him than Kitsch.
Jollem - 5/13/2014, 4:04 AM
hughnn. well, let's see how that goes
Lozzy - 5/13/2014, 4:05 AM

Kitsch was a good actor in a bad movie.
blvdnoise - 5/13/2014, 4:07 AM
IronRuhail - 5/13/2014, 4:09 AM
@Reasonnnn what can't us haters handle? That an overrated terrible actor is being considered for an all time fan favourite X-man? Yeah we're so jealous -__-
LEEE777 - 5/13/2014, 4:10 AM
Well he'll suck, should have kept who they already had, he was one of the decent bits in that horrible X-MEN ORIGINS: WOLVERINE.

Jollem - 5/13/2014, 4:11 AM
i thought taylor's gambit wasn't too bad. he actually did put on an accent compared to the way his voice actually is. c'mon, if he sounded too cajun-y people would probably be complaining. who i am kidding? people would be complaining either way
Kurne - 5/13/2014, 4:12 AM

Come on
charlie2094 - 5/13/2014, 4:12 AM
Ok...? Didn't think Kitsch was too bad with what he was given. Really hope Days of Future Past does clean up all this messy continuity stuff, was kind of hoping First Class would lead to a full reboot...

Haven't seen Tatum in much, don't really see him as Gambit, but willing to give him a chance

Just do Deadpool already though
ThePowerCosmic - 5/13/2014, 4:12 AM
Haha awful choice. He's a professional douche frat boy actor.
IronRuhail - 5/13/2014, 4:14 AM
@Thepowercosmic Totally agree its a disgrace to give such a mediocore actor an epic character everyone's been clamouring for.
batz11 - 5/13/2014, 4:15 AM
I'm actually cool with it...

Kurne - 5/13/2014, 4:15 AM
I mean, his face is... Gambit-y? He can definitely off the eyes.

Reasonnnn - 5/13/2014, 4:15 AM
@Ruhail I'm more optimistic than you; willing to give him a chance. BUT YES YOU CANNOT HANDLE THE TATUM (it is a lifestyle).
blvdnoise - 5/13/2014, 4:19 AM
Black eyes. Red centers. or GTFO!
Desrow - 5/13/2014, 4:20 AM
Channiing Tat...

WeddingTux - 5/13/2014, 4:20 AM
pshhtt... they better at least cover up his ears..

IronRuhail - 5/13/2014, 4:21 AM
Will never pay for any X-men movie with Tatum in it.
thatdude44 - 5/13/2014, 4:23 AM
s'cuse me whilst I wander off to vomit repeatedly....

And yea...still waiting on that Deadpool movie.....
TopCat89 - 5/13/2014, 4:23 AM

Bad start to the day
Starkasm - 5/13/2014, 4:23 AM
Tatum? Really? What was wrong with the dude from Origins? His accent was great.
Starkasm - 5/13/2014, 4:24 AM
I can't picture him with long(er) hair.
LuisFcknLorenzo - 5/13/2014, 4:26 AM
FASCINATING CHOICE... He looks exactly like Gambit.

A good way to start the day!
Interestein - 5/13/2014, 4:28 AM
He's actually a pretty talented guy, I have faith in this.
Interestein - 5/13/2014, 4:28 AM
On a similar note... Zac Efron for Barry Allen in JL, anyone?
mgeoff88 - 5/13/2014, 4:29 AM
What??? I didn't really care for Taylor Kitsch as Gambit, but I would prefer him in the role instead of Channing Tatum.

Unless the solo Gambit has Remy entering a breakdancing contest or going undercover as a male stripper, I don't see Channing Tatum being a good Gambit.
IronRuhail - 5/13/2014, 4:30 AM
@Interestein NO!
WombRaider - 5/13/2014, 4:32 AM
channing tatum cant [frick]ing act
manofsteel1942 - 5/13/2014, 4:32 AM
Bucky - 5/13/2014, 4:33 AM
I don't have any issue with this. I'll wait and see how it turns out.
ComicsBornAndBred - 5/13/2014, 4:35 AM
He's got the roots and background for it. And he's def improved as an actor. After Ledger and Hathaway, I can't be judging actors on casting anymore. We'll see what happens.
Bucky - 5/13/2014, 4:35 AM
He really looks like Gambit in the thumbnail for the video.
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