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Although he has still to be officially announced in the role, Channing Tatum is thinking big for his first appearance as Gambit in Fox’s X-Men franchise. Not for him a quick appearance in an ensemble piece; instead, he wants to redefine the entire superhero genre. Talking to MTV about his potential debut as the fan-favorite character — while no casting has been officially announced, X-Men executive producer Lauren Shuler Donner confirmed Tatum would get the role last month — he suggested that earlier reports that he would appear in 2016’s X-Men: Apocalypse might have been incorrect.

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