Giancarlo Esposito confirms talks with Marvel and wants to play Professor X

Giancarlo Esposito, best known for playing Gus Fring, has publicly expressed a desire to play Professor X in Marvel Studios’ X-Men reboot.

Giancarlo Esposito is rumored to be in the running for the role of Professor X at Marvel Studios. x-men movie, and while he doesn’t exactly confirm those rumors, the acclaimed actor seems to be closer to MCU bosses than fans might think.

Esposito has established himself as an actor who can play a villain perfectly, as he has done in recent years with shows like breaking Bad, The boysand The Mandalorian. If he were to get the role he wanted in an X-Men movie, it would be a change of pace for him.

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While appearing at the TJH Superhero Car Show & Comic Con in San Antonio, Esposito revealed that he met with Marvel Studios and expressed interest in playing Professor X when the franchise does its own take on the mutant team. Esposito initially praised Marvel Studios for their storytelling abilities, which is why he’s so interested in joining the film franchise to begin with. “I’ve been in a room with them and I’ve talked with them, and to answer your question, I think what they’re doing is along the lines of this mythological journey that Joe Campbell talked about, which was being a friend of George Lucas who George Lucas put in his stories. They do the same thing. Esposito was asked which mutant he would like to play if given the chance, to which he chose the mutant telepath. “Choose some one? I’m going to go for something a little different. I’m going to go tell the universe that it’s Professor X.”


So far, there have been no concrete plans to make a x-men movie in the MCU, but that will likely change in due course because of their reputation alone in the comics, period. The MCU has already announced that a The Fantastic Four the reboot is officially underway, though few details have been revealed as to who was cast. It’s been seven years since a cinematic rendition of this super quartet hit theaters. It has already been more than three years since we had a x-men film. By the time a reboot is released, it will likely be around a decade from when dark phoenix has been freed.


Casting Esposito as Professor X could potentially be a top notch overhaul when it comes to superhero portrayals. Esposito has established himself as a villain not only for his diabolicity, but also for his intelligence. He knows exactly how to manipulate people and how to move his chess pieces. Professor X would be a welcome change of pace for him, but it wouldn’t be too far out of his comfort zone knowing what a genius Professor X is in addition to being one of the most powerful mutants.

Esposito would also be just one piece of the puzzle. Revamping the iconic mutant team will require making circuits on each of them. Getting Esposito to replace Patrick Stewart is a great start, but how they’re going to replace Hugh Jackman as Wolverine will be a tough challenge. Marvel Studios is currently trying everything in its power to keep its audience. Fans will be very excited to see how they execute the X-Men. If done right, it could restore previously lost interest, but if they don’t, it could mean the downfall of Marvel Studios.


The x-men movies can currently be streamed on Disney Plus.

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