Speaking to Total Film on the red carpet, Shuler Donner said of the casting decision: "He's a rogue, Channing. He's a rascal, just like Remy LeBeau [Gambit]. And he can handle the action. We all know that. And he's got a real good heart … I think he'll be great for Gambit."
She added, "And he's a Southerner too … He understands that world, and you know Gambit loves New Orleans."
Whether Gambit will appear in an ensemble "X-Men" movie or a standalone picture (or both) remains to be seen.
Tatum hasn't been shy about his interest in the character. While doing press for
In recent years, Tatum has carved out a niche for himself as a hunky action hero with a knack for sly comedy. In films such as "White House Down,"
Tatum also showed some dramatic range in Steven Soderbergh's male-stripper movie,
Tatum's next big dramatic turn will come in director Bennett Miller's (