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Tatum on X-Men casting: Everything's not done yet

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Channing Tatum

Despite confirmation from X-Men producer Lauren Sculer Donner that Channing Tatum would play Gambit in an upcoming sequel, Tatum has said that it's not 100% definite yet.

The 22 Jump Street star told The Hollywood Reporter at the Cannes Film Festival, "I hope to be joining – everything's not done yet. I've obviously been I talks, and we're on the one yard line.

"I'm always afraid of being like, 'Yes, it's totally happening' and then it doesn't happen... I'm dying to do it."

Shuler previously confirmed Tatum's casting to Total film saying, "It is Channing. He's a rogue, he's a rascal, just like Remy LeBeau. And he can handle the action, as we know, and he's got a real good heart, I know him personally. He'll be great for Gambit, and he's a southerner too.

"He's not from New Orleans, but he is a southerner, so he understands that world, and you know Gambit loves New Orleans."

Gambit will reportedly appear in the 2016 sequel X-Men: Apocalypse.

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