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Let's talk about seX-Men.

The still-in-the-works standalone "Gambit" movie starring Channing Tatum will take a page from the star's "Magic Mike" movies and dial up the sex and romance, according to producer Simon Kinberg.

"When you look at Gambit, he’s a hustler and a womanizer and we just felt like there was an attitude, a swagger to him, that lent itself to romantic comedy," he told IGN. 

A "Gambit" film has been in development for what feels like decades. In the comics, the fan-favorite Cajun character is a card-throwing former thief who has an on-again, off-again relationship with Rogue.

Kinberg — who wrote and directed the upcoming "Dark Phoenix" — explained that the movie won't be a straight-up rom-com. It's still a superhero movie, after all, and within the "X-Men" franchise.

"You know, when I say romantic comedy, I use that term loosely, in the same term that I use the term western for 'Logan' loosely. It’s not like they’re gunslingers at high noon in 'Logan.' It’s just a vibe," he said.

"And I would say the vibe of Gambit has a romantic or sex comedy vibe to it. While it is also still very much a superhero movie with villains and heroes, as all these movies are.”

As for the movie actually getting made, Kinberg gave a promising update. "'Gambit' has a great script and we’re looking to start that movie early next year."