Giancarlo Esposito needs to play Professor X within the MCU

Giancarlo Esposito, Professor X, X-Men, Marvel

The X-Males are coming. Ever since Disney acquired Twentieth Century Fox 4 years in the past, followers have recognized that it might solely be a matter of time earlier than mutants started getting into the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Whereas there have been a couple of teases and references to mutants in latest Marvel tasks, we nonetheless have a couple of years forward of us earlier than we get a correct X-Males film; However that hasn’t stopped followers from speculating about who ought to play iconic X-Males characters. One common selection amongst followers requires Higher Name Saul star Giancarlo Esposito to play Professor X or Magneto, however the actor would possibly want the great man.

Giancarlo Esposito appeared on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, the place he stated that whereas he was taken with each Professor X and Magneto, he’d select Professor X simply because he’s already performed for a lot of dangerous guys. “I need to play a very good man,” Esposito stated. “Charles is wise. He’s good. However I really feel as if there could also be some mileage with me and Marvel. I do know I like what they do. I do know I like creativity. So who is aware of what might occur? Preserve placing it on the market.

It stays to be seen whether or not Giancarlo Esposito will be a part of the MCU, however he has been provided a Marvel function earlier than, albeit on the small display screen. The actor stated he turned it down as he feared it might have taken him out of the working for a task within the film franchise. “I do know the Marvel world exists on the Disney lot. I like these guys at Marvel,” Esposito stated in 2016. “We’ve been making an attempt to determine the best way to collaborate on one thing. I’m hoping that it’s one thing. They got here to me with one thing for his or her tv division, then I spotted if I did that, I’d by no means be capable of have that very same character be in that movie division. When you’re in a Marvel character within the tv model, it’s important to keep within the specific character. They will’t carry that over to movie.

Patrick Stewart performed Professor Charles Xavier in X-Males, X2, X-Males: The Final Stand, X-Males Origins: Wolverine, The Wolverine, Logan, and Physician Unusual within the Multiverse of Insanity. He additionally shared the function with James McAvoy in X-Males: Days of Future Previous, with McAvoy enjoying a youthful model of Xavier in X-Males: First Class, X-Males: Apocalypse, Deadpool 2, and Darkish Phoenix. Giancarlo Esposito will subsequent be seen reprising his function of Moff Gideon on the third season of The Mandalorian, which is able to debut on Disney+ on March 1st.

Would you wish to see Giancarlo Esposito be a part of the MCU as Professor X, Magneto, or another Marvel character?