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CONFIRMED: Channing Tatum IS cast as Gambit in, em, future X-Men movie… UPDATED

May 15th, 2014 by Marc Comments

After we reported a few weeks ago that Channing Tatum had spoken to movie producers about playing Gambit in an upcoming X-Men movie (here), we figured it was a done deal…

And we were right.

The Donner’s Company head and X-Men: Days of Future Past producer Lauren Donner has just confirmed, thanks to CBM, that Tatum is cast as Gambit… she’s just not sure when we’ll see him as the character – be in in X-Men Age of Apocalypse, Wolverine 3 or his own movie (?).

We sort of feel bad for Taylor Kitsch who played the character in the first Wolverine movie because, let’s be honest, the issues with that movie weren’t his fault.

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The Hollywood Reporter is reporting that Gambit may appear in X-Men: Age Of Apocalypse and then on to bigger things: “Multiple sources say that Tatum will get a stand-alone spinoff, with his version of Gambit being introduced in X-Men: Apocalypse. The stand-alone film is still in development, however, and no director has been attached.”

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….