Giancarlo Esposito Reveals He Almost Played Classic Loki And Wants To Play An MCU Villain After Losing His Role To Christopher Walken

Giancarlo Esposito is rumored to be part of several Marvel projects. With all the updates from D23 Expo, fans are super excited for the next phase of the MCU. Esposito isn’t a new name when it comes to Marvel fan casting. Fans just want to see the actor in the MCU and have already cast Esposito for a number of roles, including Professor X, Magneto, and Doctor Doom. So it wouldn’t be surprising if Marvel really approached him in the future for any possible role.

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Giancarlo Esposito

The actor also expressed his desire to play Professor X from the x-men. Earlier rumors had him refusing to take on the variant role of Loki because it was for a TV series. Now, the actor has made it clear what really happened and why he couldn’t get the part at the time.

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Giancarlo Esposito almost got the role of Loki

Giancarlo Esposito has always said he wanted to play Professor X on screen. However, Marvel hasn’t revealed any plans to introduce the X-Men into the MCU at this time. So, it wouldn’t be possible for the actor to take the role now.

However, recent rumors had that Esposito rejected an offer to play Loki. After that, people started speculating that he turned down the role because he wanted to appear in a movie instead of a TV show. But according to the actor, this is not the truth.

Giancarlo Esposito as Gus Fring in the Breaking Bad universe.
Giancarlo Esposito

The actor revealed all the drama between himself and Marvel at Rose City Comic-Con on Sunday. He said Marvel approached him about possibly playing a variation of Loki, which he believes he wasn’t the only one being approached for.

He said, “I think I wasn’t the only one who got picked.” Although he admits he would have loved to play the role. Giancarlo Esposito also said his interest in working in the MCU was fueled after he wasn’t cast in the role. After which he thought, “It would be great if I could be in a Marvel movie.”

Giancarlo Esposito posing for photos.
Giancarlo Esposito

There is still no confirmation as to whether Esposito will join the MCU or not. But if Marvel ever plans to cast him, fans have a list of which characters match his personality, and which ones suit him best.

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What role suits Giancarlo Esposito in the MCU?

Giancarlo Esposito is known for playing confident villains. Given this, several characters will be perfect for Esposito. He has long been part of the fan cast as Charles Xavier, and with his personal desire to have the part, it would be interesting to see him take on the role of the frontman of X Men.

Rumor predicts that Giancarlo Esposito will become the new teacher
Rumor predicts that Giancarlo Esposito will become the new teacher

Charles Xavier is not alone x-men character to which he is related. Giancarlo Esposito is also in talks to be Magneto. Given his acting history and self-conscious performance in Breaking Bad, mandalorianand The boyshe would be the perfect person to play the role.

Would Giancarlo Esposito be the right choice to play Doctor Doom?

The last character that Esposito could have would be Victor von Doom, the antagonist of the The Fantastic Four. Marvel has already announced the film, which will be released in Phase 6 of the MCU. However, the studio has yet to announce the film’s cast.

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Doctor Doom

Fans are eager to see Esposito play Doctor Doom, but it may not be possible for Esposito to land that role. Doctor Doom would most likely be played by a young actor, which wouldn’t be a suitable role for the 64-year-old actor. Giancarlo Esposito will suit Charles Xavier and Magneto because both characters in the film are adults, but Doctor Doom is not.

If we look at the possibilities of Giancarlo Esposito joining the MCU, it might not seem like it’s happening right now, but there could be a chance if Marvel approaches the actor for Loki, they might try to re-contact him for any other role.

Source: Murphy’s Multiverse

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