David Oyelowo, Bryan Cranston, Ralph Fiennes, and Ewan McGregor are popular candidates among fan casts. But one name that has the outcome of all these is, Giancarlo Esposito.
Giancarlo Esposito Meets Marvel
The Better Call Saul actor has become the top fan choice to play the character. Not just fans, but the actor himself has expressed his interest in playing the character of Charles Xavier. Recently the actor said that he has had some talks with Marvel.
Giancarlo Esposito said, “I have not worked for Marvel yet. I’ve been in a room with them and talked to them.” He continued, “There is talk of Magneto, there is talk of Doctor Doom and there is Professor X.” Upon being asked, which one would he pick, he said, ” I am gonna go with Professor X.”
How Esposito Would Play Professor X?
The actor was seen talking about the topic once again at Boston Fan Expo this weekend. At the event, he shared how he will portray the character of Professor X if he is ever offered the role.
He said that he would play the character with force, grace, and calm. He said, “I’d play the character with force, grace, and calm. Someone who controls the chaos, but someone who also can uplift and inspire.”
Giancarlo Esposito details what his hypothetical Professor X would look like.
“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.” pic.twitter.com/YxhjmwIhXA
— Liam (@LiamTCrowley) August 14, 2022
The idea of Giancarlo Esposito playing Professor X and joining is receiving a positive reaction from the fans as well.
For now, it is yet not confirmed who will play the character. Not just that with all the Fox and Disney drama, Marvel does not plan to bring X-Men into the Marvel Cinematic Universe till 2025.
Mutants Appearing in the MCU
However, the appearance, of Ms. Marvel has made many confused about what will be the next big reveal of marvel. Not just Ms. Marvel, the upcoming series, She-Hulk is also in talks to introduce some new characters and superhumans, in the MCU which can also include mutants.
This is not confirmed yet but according to the trailer of the show, there is a possibility of having one or two characters that are originally portrayed as mutants in comics.
For instance, El Aguila, a mutant with the ability to emit bioelectric blasts from his body is seen in the She-Hulk trailer. This points towards that along with some new superhumans, the series may also introduce some mutants into the MCU as well.
Is Marvel Studios Ready to Introduce Mutants in the MCU?
However, it is yet not clear if El Aguila will be portrayed as a mutant in the show. As earlier, in the Age of Ultron, Wanda and Pietro Maximoff were introduced, who were supposed to be mutants originally but rather kept on being superhuman. The same can be done with the new characters introduced in the She-Hulk.
According to a recent report, Marvel may not actually introduce any new mutant into the MCU till 2025. Still, many believe that the character will not have a major role, and considering this Marvel may introduce him as a mutant only. Nothing is sure until the show is released.
However, one thing that is sure is that it will not be too long when we will see mutants making their entry into the MCU. And with the assumption, that Giancarlo Esposito plays one of the iconic roles in the X-Men it will be worth the wait.