Channing Tatum Closes Deal to Star in 'Gambit' Despite Rumors
By Emily Krauser
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No need to take that deep breath, X-Men fans -- Channing Tatum will be starring in Gambit.
Despite reports last week saying that Tatum had exited talks to play the leading role in the X-Men spin-off movie, he has officially closed his deal with 20th Century Fox, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Whatever issues were causing the role to be "in jeopardy of falling apart," as The Wrap reported last week, appear to have been solved, though THR did say that a "sensitive spot" had been hit during negotiations.
Last month, the 35-year-old actor made a surprise appearance at San Diego Comic-Con and took part in the world's largest superhero group photo. That was pretty bad-ass and just one of many reasons we couldn't have handled it if Tatum didn't take the role.