Channing Tatum Closes Deal to Star in 'Gambit' Despite Rumors

by Emily Krauser 2:45 PM PDT, August 01, 2015
Photo: Getty Images

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.

PHOTOS: Channing Tatum is a Real-Life Superhero

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. 

WATCH: Channing Tatum’s Voguing is Beyond Impressive

Thankfully, we will no longer need to go through the five stages of grief. Instead, we may indulge in these five moments of pure Channing Tatum joy:

You're welcome.

Since it will be a while before Gambit comes out, please enjoy the video below, where we reminisce over all of the things we learned about Tatum from his Reddit AMA.