It's official, y'all: Channing Tatum is Gambit!
After months of speculation, X-Men producer Lauren Shuler Donner confirmed the casting news to Total Film Monday, saying excitedly of the fan favorite role, "It is Channing!"
And just why is the Magic Mike hunk perfect to play the Marvel superhero? "Well you know, he's a rogue—Channing—he's a rascal, just like Remy LeBeau," said Shuler Donner, "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 gushed, "and he's a Southerner, too! He's not from New Orleans, but he is a Southerner [born in Cullman, Ala.], and he understands that world."