Ever since Disney acquired Fox and the rights to the X-Men, MCU fans have been eagerly awaiting the introduction of the mutants. As Marvel Studios begins to plant the first seeds for the MCU’s next branch of heroes, the long-awaited X-Men reboot appears to be right around the corner, and fan casting discussion has reached an all-time high. Among the most popular choices is Giancarlo Esposito, who has famously starred as Breaking Bad’s Guss Fring, The Mandalorian’s Moff Gideon, and The Boys’ Stan Edgar. The actor has long been considered a top choice for several comic book roles, and he’s recently opened up about his talks with Marvel Studios.
The Breaking Bad veteran recently revealed he has already had talks about Professor X, Magneto, Doctor Doom, and a role in the Loki Disney+ series. But the actor has his heart set on a theatrical role as the MCU’s Charles Xavier, and now, he has opened up about the qualities he would bring to the character. Giancarlo Esposito Explains His Dream Professor X During an appearance at Boston Fan Expo 2022 – via ComicBook.com – The Mandalorian actor Giancarlo Esposito explained how he would play Professor X in the MCU. Esposito explained his interpretation would have “force, grace, and calm,” along with the abilities to “control the chaos” and “uplift and inspire:”
“I’d play that character with force, grace, and calm. Someone who controls the chaos, but someone who also has the ability to uplift and inspire.””Now I love the actor…Giancarlo Esposito is BRILLIANT don’t get me wrong…but no one can beat Patrick Stewart in the role of Professor Xavier I’m sorry! Just no comparison!” n”This is the casting I’ve been hoping for since. Marvel got the rights to X-Men back. Esposito would be a perfect choice for Xavier. Sure he would be a good choice for Magneto or Doom as well, but I really want to see him play a good guy.” “I tell you now, Giancarlo Esposito would be PERFECT for the role of Professor Charles Xavier. Very few other actors can bring the gravitas that Esposito emobies. His skill as an actor is, on EVERY level, precisely what is needed to bring a tent pole character like X to the screen.”