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Giancarlo Esposito, Long Been Rumoured to Play Professor X in MCU, Allegedly Met With Marvel Studios for Undisclosed Role in Loki

Giancarlo Esposito has been a hot topic of discussion among Marvel Cinematic Universe fans lately. Starting from Doctor Doom to Professor X to Magneto, several speculations have been regarding the inclusion of The Boys actor in the Kevin Feige fortress. Although it is still unclear if he has really grabbed any role in MCU, in a recent event it was revealed that he was allegedly approached a couple of years ago for a role in the Loki series.

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

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Interestingly, Giancarlo Esposito’s inclusion in MCU was only postponed so that we can get him in a better avatar and if the rumors turn out to be true then he can be one of the most memorable characters ever made by the studio.

Giancarlo Esposito almost got a role in Loki

Recently appeared at Fan Expo in Boston, Giancarlo Esposito addressed his MCU appearance rumors in front of the audience and revealed that a couple of years ago the Gus Fring actor was approached by the studio.

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Giancarlo Esposito was officially set to appear in the Loki series

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As per Esposito, he got an undisclosed role in the Disney+ Loki series but passed it as he wanted to land a role in a major film instead of a series.

“I think it was Loki.”

Even though we don’t know which role he was supposed to helm in the series, it is clear that his inclusion in the MCU now will be grander than it would have been in the Disney+ series.


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Giancarlo Esposito hints at Professor X casting

Rumor predicts Giancarlo Esposito will become the new Professor
Rumor predicts Giancarlo Esposito will become the new Professor X
While Giancarlo Esposito shared how he was almost cast in Loki, he also sheds some light on his reportedly major appearance in the future of MCU. In his recently attended Fan Expo in Boston, he stated that if he played Professor X, he would have played it with grace and calm:
“I’d play that character with force, grace, and a calm. Someone who controls the chaos, but someone who also has the ability to uplift and inspire.”
This came as an exciting part of the event to the fans as they took no time to move one step closer to the conclusion that the casting was almost confirmed by now. These rumors excited the fans more as it came just a week later after the Breaking Bad actor revealed various things about his Marvel debut in a TikTok video posted by @countdowncitygeeks
“So, there’s been talk of Magneto, there’s been talk of Dr. Freeze, there has been talk of, who else are they talking about over there? Oh, Doom! And there is Professor X. Pick one? I’m going to go for something that is a little bit different. I’m going to go and put it out in the universe that it is Professor X.”
Even though we still lack any official update from the house of Kevin Feige regarding Esposito’s appearance in MCU, it can be said that the confirmation may come soon as Marvel never gets late in surprising their fans.
Loki can be exclusively streamed on Disney+.
Source: Twitter

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Subham Mandal is currently working as a writer for FandomWire with an ardent interest in the world of pop culture. He has written more than 700 articles on different spheres of modern pop culture and is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Arts degree in English based in Kolkata. He’s also an experienced student journalist having demonstrated work experience with the Times of India. He aspires to be a column writer in the future.