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‘Good now cast him as Professor X’: Giancarlo Esposito Winning Best Supporting Actor Award Fuels Fan Demand for Him to Become Leader of MCU’s X-Men

Giancarlo Esposito as professor x

Giancarlo Esposito famously known for his role as Gustavo Fring in Better Call Saul and Breaking Bad has recently won an award for Best Supporting Actor for his role in Better Call Saul.

Now recently both MCU fans and Gus Fring followers want Esposito to play the role of Charles Xavier, the leader of MCU’s X-Men after a photoshopped photo was released of his face on Professor X’s body while he was in the Cerebro.

Giancarlo Esposito
Giancarlo Esposito

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Giancarlo Esposito as the New Professor X?

Giancarlo Esposito has confirmed that he has been in a meeting with Marvel Studios, “I’ve been in a room with [Marvel Studios] and talked with them” and also said that though he has not been introduced in the superhero world, if he ever played any superhero role he would want to play Professor X. When asked which of the characters he would like to play most, Esposito responded, “I’m going to go and put it out in the universe that it is Professor X.”

As we know that Marvel Studios and Kevin Feige are completely rebooting the X-Men, but the cast has not been selected yet. So there is a possibility that Giancarlo Esposito could be cast as Charles Xavier. In a talk show, The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon, Esposito said that he wanted to play the good guy for once. He also said that Charles Xavier is a good role for him and later Esposito added, “Charles is smart, he’s good. But I feel as if there may be some mileage with me and Marvel.”

Giancarlo Esposito as Gustavo Fring in Breaking Bad
Giancarlo Esposito as Gustavo Fring in Breaking Bad

Also read: 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 playing the bad guy in many shows such as Gus Fring or as Moff Gideon – the bad guy’s role just suits him best. Though Xavier is the people’s hero, deep inside him there is a far darker side than anyone can imagine. One version of Professor X even became a multiverse killer of heroes and targeted other Charles Xaviers to power his Cerebro.

All You Need to Know About Giancarlo Esposito

Giancarlo Esposito, an American actor was born on April 26, 1958, in Denmark. As his mother was an opera singer, he soon followed the theatres and appeared on stage at a very early age. When he was only 8 years old he played a part in a theatrical as a child slave in the show called “Maggie Flynn”. 

Giancarlo Esposito is best known for his role as Gus Fring in Better Call Saul and Breaking Bad as he is at the peak of his career playing the roles of bad guys. He played the main antagonist in the popular series The Mandalorian as Moff Gideon. Esposito commented that the role of Moff Gideon has turned him into one of the most sinister villains he ever played.

Giancarlo Esposito also portrays the character of Moff Gideon in The Mandalorian
Giancarlo Esposito also portrays the character of Moff Gideon in The Mandalorian

Also read: ‘Our Future Professor X, Ladies, and Gentlemen: Marvel Fans Join Forces to Welcome Giancarlo Esposito’s Best Supporting Actor Win at HCA TV Awards, Hail Him as Patrick Stewart’s Successor

Giancarlo Esposito has won the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Ensemble Performance for his role in Balm in Gilead. The Obie Award for Performance for his role on Zooman and the Sign and recently Critics’ Choice Television Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series for his role in Better Call Saul and Breaking Bad.

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Written by Rajdeep Majumder

Rajdeep Majumder is a maniac for cold coffee besides being an avid CoD enthusiast and a student of Computer Science. On top of a budding investment in music and pop culture, Rajdeep now has an accumulated interest in the world of film and television. As an aspiring content writer, he can now boast of more than 100 published articles on Fandomwire under his byline. Looking ahead, he can envision himself backpacking across Europe within 5 years’ time.