Channing Tatum talks X-Men at Comic-Con

The casting news of Channing Tatum playing Gambit in an upcoming X-Men movie has been confirmed by X-Men producer Lauren Shuler Donner and at Comic-Con, Channing revealed how he prepared for the role. It turns out the actor already auditioned for Gambit in X2: X-Men United  but the character was ultimately cut from the movie. Still, Channing must have impressed Lauren and no wonder, since he turned up for the audition in full Gambit gear, telling the Comic-Con audience, “I had cards, I had the whole thing.”

X-Men fans have mixed reactions to the casting of Channing as the charming Gambit, but Lauren is ready to defend her choice, saying, “Well, you know 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. And he’s a Southerner too. He’s not from New Orleans, but he’s a Southerner and he understands that world.”

Previously Taylor Kitsch played Gambit in X-Men Origins: Wolverine, also with mixed reactions from fans, so let’s hope Channing can bring his fan base and support over to the X-Men franchise. ~Andrea Hodgins

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  1. Snepts • July 29, 2014 @ 7:59 PM

    The casting gets worse with each successive film.

  2. MovieGoer • July 30, 2014 @ 3:49 PM

    Send them your resume and help them out.

  3. Snepts • July 30, 2014 @ 11:31 PM

    Okay, I will.

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