(LOS ANGELES) — The X-Men franchise has officially added another big name — Channing Tatum.
The Magic Mike star was confirmed by X-Men producer Lauren Shuler Donner as the card-throwing Gambit, real name Remy LeBeau.
Donner told Total Film, “It is Channing, yes, yes.”
“He’s a rogue. Channing, he’s a rascal, just like Remy LeBeau,” Donner said. “And he can handle the action. We all know that.”
Donner knows Tatum, 34, personally, having done a movie with him already.
“I think he’ll be great,” she added. “He’s not from New Orleans, but he is a southerner, he understands that world.”
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