Giancarlo Esposito Wants to Play Professor X, Has Talked with Marvel Studios

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Giancarlo Esposito is the latest actor to admit that he’d love to join the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

As shown in a TikTok video shared by coundownsitygeeks, the 64-year-old actor appeared at the recent TJH Superhero Car Show & Comic Con in San Antonio, Texas, taking the stage to respond to fan questions. During one portion of the segment, Esposito reveals that he’d love to play Professor X, one of the more popular X-Men characters that has been portrayed over the years by Patrick Stewart, beginning with 2000’s X-Men.

While it’s not totally clear how serious Esposito is, the actor added some credibility to the potential casting by noting that he has talked with Marvel Studios already, presumably for a role in one of the company’s many upcoming films.

“I have not worked for Marvel yet,” Esposito said before confirming that he’s been in discussions with the studio. “I’ve been in the room with them and talked to them. I’m gonna go for something that’s a little bit different. I’m gonna go and put it out in the universe that [I’d like to play] Professor X.”

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Esposito’s lengthy list of acting credits include Do the Right Thing, Breaking Bad, and, more recently, roles in popular streaming series such as The Boys and The Mandalorian, in which he plays Moff Gideon. The actor can also be found in Far Cry 6, which is currently free to play as part of a new weekend promotion from Ubisoft.

Professor X made a surprise appearance in one of Marvel Studios’ recent films, Doctor Strange In The Multiverse of Madness. Patrick Stewart was able to reprise his role for the movie despite being killed off in Logan thanks to the unlimited possibilities enabled by the multiverse.

Source: coundownsitygeeks (via IGN)

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