Channing Tatum X Men
Channing Tatum has a new gig!

The "Magic Mike" star has been confirmed to play Gambit in future "X-Men" films.

Producer Lauren Shuler Donner recently named the actor as her ideal choice to play the comic book character, before it emerged that he was in talks for a potential solo film.

"He’s a rogue. Channing, he’s a rascal, just like Remy LeBeau," Donner told Total Film. "And he can handle the action. We all know that. And he’s got a really good heart."

Last month, Tatum told MTV News that he "would die" to play Gambit.

"I met with Lauren Shuler Donner. I would love [to]. Gambit’s really the only X-Men that I’ve ever loved. I love them all. They’re all great. I don’t know," he said. "I guess being from down south… I just related to him. He’s the most un-X-Men X-Men that’s ever been in X-Men, other than maybe Wolverine."

We can't wait to see him in action!

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