Channing Tatum is Gambit

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Fox is not one to wait and see what happens with the X-Men: Days of Future Past as it continues to push the Marvel franchise forward with news that Gambit will be featured in an upcoming spin-off movie.

Just announced is Channing Tatum (Magic Mike) as playing Gambit in a not-yet-named X-Men movie. The casting was announced by producer Lauren Shuler Donner at the premiere of X-Men: Days of Future Past in London.

“I think he’ll be great for Gambit.” She added, “And he’s a southerner too … he understands that world, and you know Gambit loves New Orleans.”

Is this good news or bad news for Gambit fans? And can Gambit hold his own in a stand alone movie? I know there’s at least one person in the Major Spoilers HQ who is ready to buy a ticket!

X-Men: Days of Future Past opens on May 23rd, with the sequel, X-Men: Apocalypse arriving May 27, 2016.

via Variety