Channing Tatum Confirmed to Star in 'X-Men' Franchise

PHOTO: Channing Tatum is pictured on April 13, 2014 in Los Angeles. Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images
Channing Tatum is pictured on April 13, 2014, in Los Angeles.

The "X-Men" franchise has officially added another big name - Channing Tatum.

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The "Magic Mike" star was confirmed by "X-Men" producer Lauren Shuler Donner as the card-throwing Gambit, real name Remy LeBeau.

Donner told Total Film, "It is Channing, yes, yes."

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“He’s a rogue. Channing, he’s a rascal, just like Remy LeBeau,” Donner said. “And he can handle the action. We all know that.

Donner knows Tatum, 34, personally, having done a movie with him already.

"I think he'll be great" she added. "He's not from New Orleans, but he is a southerner, he understands that world."