Ahhh! When we heard Channing Tatum was interested in joining the X-Men, we were stoked- but we never thought it would really happen!
But at the U.K. premiere of X-Men: Days Of Future Past, producer Lauren Shuler Donner spilled that talks to cast fan-favorite character Gambit were officially over! She said:
"It is Channing. Yes."
Amazing! Uncanny! Astonishing! So besides having super sexiness powers, what else makes Channing perfect for the role? Lauren says:
"He's a rogue, Channing. He's a rascal. Just like Remy LeBeau. And he can handle the action, we all know that. And he's got a really good heart. I know him personally, I did a movie with him. So I think he'll be great for Gambit."
We can't wait to see this!
For all the Magic Mike fans new to the world of X-Men, Gambit is a New Orleans thief whose mutant power is to charge anything he touches with extra kinetic energy- making it explode!
We heard Channing's touch had that effect! It's nice to have it confirmed! LOLz!
[Image via GQ.]
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