Giancarlo Esposito eyes Professor X role in talks with Marvel Studios

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The MCU is growing rapidly with new shows like Ms. Marvel and movies like Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness being major hits for Marvel Studios. At San Diego Comic-Con last month, fans got more information about the future of Phases 4, 5, and 6 now dubbed “The Multiverse Saga.” One of the most notable films is The Fantastic Fourbut there are still eight spots left to fill in Phase 6. While it’s still unclear who will be in the new adaptation of Marvel’s First Family or what eight other projects will be alongside the next two Avengers films, the actor iconic Giancarlo Esposito may have just thrown his hat in the ring for a spot in the MCU.

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According audiovisual club, Esposito revealed he was “in a room and talked” about joining the MCU during an appearance at the TJH Superhero Car Show & Comic Con in San Antonio, Texas this weekend. He didn’t specify which part he was in talks for, but did acknowledge that people wanted him to play villains like Magneto and Doctor Doom. However, the actor said he would prefer a more heroic role like Professor X if he got what he wanted.

Esposito made a career out of playing bad guys; he played Gus Fring in breaking BadMoff Gideon in The Mandalorianand Antón Castillo in the game far cry 6. As a result, it’s understandable why Esposito prefers to play a hero in the MCU. The actor can play one heck of a villain, however, keeping things fresh is key to any actor’s sustained success. Esposito can kill any role given to him, especially Doctor Doom would be an exciting prospect, but he would still be an incredible choice for Professor X. As patrick stuartwho recently made his MCU debut in Multiverse of MadnessEsposito has that screen presence and gravity needed to play this complex mutant.


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With Multiverse of Madness and Ms. Marvel slowly introducing the concept of Mutants to the MCU, it would make sense that Esposito would be in talks for a role in the studio version of the x-men. It will be very interesting to see which team Esposito ends up in, x-men Where The Fantastic Four, if the actor is actually cast; also, which side he will be on, hero or villain. Either way, fans will definitely find out soon if Esposito will be in the MCU as Disney’s D23 is only a month away. Marvel is going to have a major presence at the event and are sure to make some jaw-dropping announcements.

While we wait to see if Esposito will be Professor X, Magneto, Doctor Doom or even in the MCU, you can catch up with all things Marvel on Disney+ now.


Check out Collider’s interview with Esposito about his roles in The boys Season 2 and The Mandalorian Season 2 below:

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