After previously revealing that he’d love to play Professor X in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Giancarlo Esposito has opened up about how he’ll approach the character.
During a recent convention appearance, Giancarlo Esposito named Professor X the Marvel character he would most like to play, choosing the leader of the X-Men over other popular fan groups, such as Magneto and Dr. Doom.
With the X-Men set to enter the MCU at some point in the not-too-distant future, Esposito shared his pitch for his take on Charles Xavier, as well as talking about turning down a role in a Marvel Disney Plus series.
Speaking during a recent appearance at Fan Expo Boston, Giancarlo Esposito revealed what Marvel fans could expect from his portrayal of Professor X if he lands the MCU role.
The legendary actor, who chilled audiences as Gustavo “Gus” Fring in breaking Bad and Moff Gideon in The Mandalorianshared how he would bring his signature “strength, grace and composure” to a more heroic role.
Addressing his approach to Professor X, Giancarlo Esposito said:
“I would play this character with strength, grace and composure. Someone who controls chaos but also has the ability to uplift and inspire.
Esposito also revealed that he has already met with Marvel to discuss a potential role in the Disney Plus series. Loki. However, the actor says he chose to hold on for a potential movie role in the MCU instead:
“In the Marvel universe, if you do something on television, a character, you can’t change and play a different character. So from that meeting, which was really wonderful, I had some interest in do something with them that they’ve been doing since I think it was Loki at that time, and somebody else did Loki, that’s great, on TV and I’d love to be invited to the table to do something in the movies because I have a great character and that I’ve been in the TV business for a while and still have movies every year.
Fans will have to wait and see if Marvel Studios takes Giancarlo Esposito on their turf for his take on Professor X. There’s no official announcement yet on when the X-Men might make their MCU debut. , but the season finale of Ms. Marvel promised that the mutants are on their way.
Here is the synopsis of the next MCU project, She-Hulk:
“She-Hulk: Lawyer follows Jennifer Walters as she navigates the complicated life of a single 30-something lawyer who also appears to be a 6-foot-7 green superpowered hulk.
Marvel Studios’ She-Hulk: Lawyer stars Tatiana Maslany, Mark Ruffalo, Tim Roth, Benedict Wong, Ginger Gonzaga, Josh Segarra, Jameela Jamil, Jon Bass and Renée Elise Goldsberry.
She-Hulk premieres on Disney Plus on August 18. Stay tuned for all the latest news on the future of Giancarlo Esposito and the X-Men in the MCU, and subscribe to the Heroic Hollywood YouTube channel for more original video content.