Channing Tatum Confirmed as the Mutant Gambit in X-Men Spinoff


What happens when you have a devilishly charming superhero played by an equally charismatic (not to mention hot) superstar? Throngs of fan-girls losing their minds. That’s what happens.

This may soon be the scenario, with the recent confirmation of X-Men producer Lauren Shuler that Channing Tatum is playing the roguish mutant Gambit in a looming X-Men spinoff similar to Hugh Jackman’s X-Men Origins: Wolverine.
When asked by Total Film during the X-Men X-Perience Global Tour last May 12, Shuler confirmed that “It is Channing, yes”, and he seemed to be the best fit for the character, being “a rogue… a rascal, just like Remy LeBeau”, referring to Gambit’s real name.
See Total Film’s interview with Lauren Shuler below:


Now I wonder what happened to Taylor Kitsch, who originally played Gambit in 2009’s X-Men Origins: Wolverine.

What do you think? Channing Tatum as Gambit. Yay or Nay?

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Geoffrey Ledesma



  1. He's a step up from that other guy who played Gambit before. Gambit's one of my favorite X-Men. I feel that Cahnning's jaw and body frame might be too large for the one I envision in my head. I'm thinking more of someone along the young Johnny Depp, but taller. But, hey, he's a lot better than the other guy.

  2. Taylor Kitsch seemed to have the features we're looking for but the movies he recently starred in all seemed to be all flops (John Carter? Battleship?). I guess yeah, better Channing than him 😛

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