With great casting comes great responsibility.
If you're a comic book fan, then you're probably aware that Channing Tatum was recently cast as Gambit in an upcoming X-Men movie!
And if you're not a comic book fan, then you should start to be, because we think the Magic Mike star is going to be great in the stand-alone film.
While X-Men Apocalypse isn't scheduled to hit theaters until May 27, 2016, Channing is already giddy about his Gambit-centric film, slated for late 2016.
In a recent interview, the 35-year-old compared writer Josh Zetumer's first draft of the super hero script to other comic book-based franchises before it, saying:
"None of us were sure how he was going to deal with the X-Men world. But we're going to be changing some of the tropes of these movies. It's always about saving the world, but maybe we're going to shift things a little bit.
You could do it like Batman Begins, or a different take and go the Guardians of the Galaxy route. All I can say is, I'm super excited!"
We love the confidence!
Plus, you can't really go wrong with something that's being compared to the likes of Christian Bale and Chris Pratt.
[ Related: Jaden Smith Cast As Static Shock For New DC Series! ]
Channing could appear in anything and we'd want to see it, but his own super hero spinoff sure does sound super to us!
Will U go out to see Gambit star in his own movie??
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