Well, after months of rumors and speculation, it has been confirmed by X-Men producer Lauren Shuler Donner that Channing Tatum will indeed play Gambit in an upcoming X-Men film. Whether that will be a standalone film or X-Men: Apocalypse or some other X-Men film remains to be seen.
I think I might be the only one who likes this news. I really didn't care for Taylor Kitsch's portrayal of Gambit in X-Men Origins: Wolverine. White House Down wasn't that good, but Tatum had such an easygoing and charming way of getting through chaos it convinced me he could play Gambit. He also seems to love Gambit as a character, and I'd rather have somebody who knows the source material play the character than somebody who knows nothing (I'm looking at you, Kate Mara).
I am excited for the upcoming adventures of our favorite mutant thief. Here's a video of the confirmation from Total Film:
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