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Giancarlo Esposito Reveals He Almost Played Classic Loki, Wants to Play an MCU Villain After Losing Role to Christopher Walken

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Giancarlo Esposito has been rumored to be a part of multiple Marvel projects. With all updates at the D23 Expo, fans are super excited for the upcoming phase of the MCU. Esposito is not a new name when it comes to Marvel’s 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 would not be a surprise if Marvel really does approach him in the future for any possible role.

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Giancarlo Esposito

The actor has also expressed his desire to play Professor X from the X-Men. Earlier rumors had that he refused to take up the role of Loki variant because it was for a television series. Now the actor has made it clear what really happened and why he was not able to get the role at that time. 

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Giancarlo Esposito Almost Got the Role of Loki

Giancarlo Esposito has always said he wants to portray Professor X on screen. However, Marvel has not revealed any plans to introduce X-Men into the MCU as of now. So, it would not be possible for the actor to take the role now.

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

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

The actor revealed the whole drama between him and Marvel at the Rose City Comic-Con on Sunday. He said that Marvel approached him to possibly play a variant of Loki, for which he thinks he was not the only one they approached. 

He said, “I think I wasn’t the only one who was chosen.” Though he does admit that he would have loved to play the role. Giancarlo Esposito also said that his interest in working in the MCU was fueled after he was not chosen for the role. After which he thought, “It would be great if I could be in a Marvel movie.” 

Giancarlo Esposito posing for the photos.
Giancarlo Esposito

There is still no confirmation on whether Esposito will join the MCU or not. But if Marvel ever plans to cast him, fans have a list of what character would fit his personality, and which is more suitable for him.

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Which Role is Suitable for Giancarlo Esposito in the MCU? 

Giancarlo Esposito is known for playing self-assured villains. Considering this several characters will be perfect for Esposito. For a long time, he has been part of the fan cast as Charles Xavier, and with his personal desire to have the role, it would be interesting to see him take on the role of the leader of X-Men.

Rumor predicts Giancarlo Esposito will become the new Professor
Rumor predicts Giancarlo Esposito will become the new Professor

Charles Xavier is not the only X-Men character he is linked with. Giancarlo Esposito is also in talks to be Magneto. Given his acting history and his mindful performance in Breaking Bad, Mandalorian, and The Boys, he 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 may get would be Victor von Doom, the antagonist of the Fantastic Four. Marvel has already announced the film, which will release in phase 6 of the MCU. However, the studio has not announced the cast of the film yet.

Doctor Doom
Doctor Doom

Fans are eager to see Esposito playing Doctor Doom, but it might not be possible for Esposito to get this role. Doctor Doom would most likely be portrayed by a young actor, which would not be a suitable role for the 64-year-old actor. Giancarlo Esposito will be suitable for Charles Xavier and Magneto as both the characters in the film, are people of age, but Doctor Doom is not.

If we look at the possibilities of Giancarlo Esposito joining the MCU, it may not seem to be happening now, but there might be a chance if Marvel approached the actor for Loki, they may try and contact him again for any other role. 

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Written by Laxmi Rajput

Laxmi Rajput is a writer at Fandomwire. She finished her Post Graduation in Broadcast Journalism and worked as a Business News writer for a year. But her interest in entertainment and pop culture compelled her to find a way towards Entertainment Journalism. She has worked across various fields and has 2 years of experience in content writing. She likes reading, music, movies, and traveling. She aspires to become a fiction writer in the future.