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Gambit spinoff to feature… Channing Tatum


Posted May 14, 2014 by

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A big name is coming to the big screen to play one of the more puckish rogues in the X-men universe. Channing Tatum has been confirmed to play Gambit, whose real name is Remy LeBeau, in an upcoming X-men spinoff featuring the Cajun who makes cards and other things explode.

Channing Tatum is apparently going to do this.

Pictured: Gambit, according to the “X-men: Days of Future Past” producer.

According to, “X-men: Days of Future Past” producer Lauren Shuler Donner dropped the news on the red carpet premiere in London.

“He’s a rogue, Channing — he’s a rascal, just like Remy LeBeau. And he can handle the action, we all know that,” she told Total Film. “And he’s got a really good heart … I think he’ll be great for Gambit.”

Donner added, “And he’s a southerner too … he understands that world, and you know Gambit loves New Orleans.”

Tatum also says Gambit is the one X-man he’d ever wanted to be. “Gambit is the only X-Man I’ve ever loved,” he said to MTV previously. “I mean, I’ve loved them all, they’re all great, but I guess just being from down South; my dad’s from Louisiana, I’m from Mississippi, Alabama, Florida. I don’t know, I just related to him … I would die to play him.”

Spin-offs Galore

Gambit joins Wolverine in getting his own spin-off. The first Wolverine spin-off, sold as an origins story, was widely trashed by critics and fans alike, but “The Wolverine,” the second spin-off did a little better among them. Deadpool is also slated to get a spinoff, though most fans really, really hope that, even if Ryan Reynolds plays him again, he is written to be a much better character.

There are also calls for a Jennifer Lawrence-led spin-off for Mystique.

Joe Cunningham

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