'X-Men: Days of Future Past' producer, Lauren Shuler Donner, confirmed the casting news. The 34 year-old hunk will be joining the team of superheroes.
Channing Tatum is set to be the newest superhero in Hollywood.
The 34 year-old actor has signed on to play the character 'Gambit' in future 'X-Men' film instalments, according to film producer Lauren Shuler Donner.
Donner, who produced 'X-Men: Days Of Future Past,' confirmed the casting news to Total Film on Tuesday (May 13th) at the London premiere of the new flick.
When a reporter asked her who is in consideration to play the role last played by Taylor Snitch in 2009's 'X-Men Origins: Wolverine,' she revealed: "It is Channing!"
Donner also explained that the decision to cast him as Gambit was due to the pair been alike.
"He's a rogue, Channing. He's a rascal, just like Remy LeBeau," she said. "And he can handle the action, we all know that. And he's got a really good heart."
"He'll be great for Gambit," she continued, "and he's a Southerner, too! He's not from New Orleans, but he is a Southerner, and he understands that world."
While promoting 2013's 'White House Down' last September, Channing, who was born in Cullman, Alabama, also referenced his roots when explaining to Total Film why he should play Gambit.
"There's a lot of superheroes out there. I'd like to play Gambit," the 'Magic Mike' star said. "Because I'm from New Orleans, around that area, and my dad's from New Orleans, and I like to do the Cajun accent."
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"No knock on Taylor Kitsch at all, I like his Gambit," he added. "But I've always lived in and around the Cajun people, and I would have like to have seen ... Gambit was always like the woman-living, cigarette-smoking, drinking - you know, he was the punk rock of all the superheroes."
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Tatum will be introduced as the popular character in 'X-Men: Apocalypse,' as well as having his own stand-alone spinoff film.
Tatum will portray 'Gambit'