Gambit is one of our favorite mutants, and back in September we reported that Channing revealed that he wanted to take on the X-Men role.
Donner told Empire:
“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.”
Tatum has previous indicated that he would be interested in playing the character.
X-Men: Days of Future Past will arrive in UK cinemas on May 22 and in the US on May 23.