Channing Tatum is growing as an actor. I think it all started with 21 Jump Street for me. That’s when i began to take notice and see how talented he is. Well looks like someone else took notice too. X-Men producer Lauren Shuler Donner had this to say about the actor portraying Gambit:
“I’m dying to do a Gambit movie with Channing Tatum. That doesn’t have to be a great big movie. It’s a thief in New Orleans, it’s a whole different story. He’s on board, and I have to get the studio on board. How can anyone resist Channing? He’s such a sweetheart.”
So let’s see, a producer wants an actor for the role. That actor WANTS the role. I’d bet on that casting in the near future.