Channing Tatum Got A Job As “Gambit” In The Next X-Men Film

May 13, 2014 / Posted by:

For those of you who used to read X-Men comics and think: “You know, I really wish Gambit was more of a panty creamer who subdued evil mutants by busting out some raunchy Tampa stripper moves in a pair of loose sweatpants”, you’re in luck! X-Men: Back to the Future Past producer Lauren Shuler Donner confirmed in an interview with Total Film (via Us Weekly) that walking hotness Channing Tatum┬áhas been cast as “Gambit” in the 2016 film X-Men: Apocalypse. At the MTV Movie Awards last month, Channing Tatum said he had met with Donner about the possibility of playing Gambit (born name: Remy Etienne LeBeau. I’m truly embarrassed I didn’t have to go to Wikipedia for that one) and could really relate to the character, since they’re both from the south. He then added “…also because Brian Singer backed a dump truck full of money into my driveway and told me I could keep it if I left him sit in on a rehearsal for Magic Mike 2.”

Unfortunately, not everyone is excited to see Channing Tatum dopily mumble his way through a Cajun accent. Gambit first appeared in X-Men Origins: Wolverine, where he was played by forever-Tim Riggins Taylor Kitsch. Except for some reason, Taylor wasn’t invited back. What happened guys? Did Taylor take too many fun-size Snickers from the craft service table? Did you lose his phone number? I know that Taylor is trying to be a ~serious~ actor now, but I’m sure Taylor can still come in for an audition if you need him. Does Taylor have to pull a Sean Young and throw together a home-made Gambit costume and confront Brian Singer by whipping playing cards at him in the studio parking lot? Please say yes, because I would like to see that very much.

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