“I want to play a good guy”: Giancarlo Esposito Disappoints The Batman Fans, Teases Future X-Men Appearance in the MCU

Giancarlo Esposito Disappoints The Batman Fans, Teases Future X-Men Appearance in the MCU
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Breaking Bad is often revered as one of the select storytelling masterpieces when they talk about some of the finest crime-drama series takes place. And one of the most loved characters of the series happens to be Gustavo ‘Gus’ Fring, played to perfection by Giancarlo Esposito. Throughout the entirety of his run as the kingpin of the meth business, the actor displayed the role of a criminal that was a businessman more than he was outside the law.

Giancarlo Esposito
Giancarlo Esposito

And after his run, as the meth businessman ended, he has been making the circles of the media and news outlets for being a potential addition to the superhero cinema world shortly. Although the confirmation never came from anywhere, fans were still hopeful to see Esposito on the big screen. But after his recent interview, it seems more and more plausible that we might see Gus as an X-Men in the MCU soon.

Giancarlo Esposito Might Become An X-Men In The MCU!

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

With a loyal fanbase that he created by playing the role of Gustavo Fring in the very popular Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul series, Giancarlo Esposito proved himself one of the finest performers in the industry for playing complex and stoic characters that only talk to show others who’s boss. So obviously, many big franchises would be after him to seek his experience and employ him in their films, which seems like Marvel Studios is pulling ahead in.


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After having gained experience in the superhero series The Boys after playing the role of Stan Edgar, many wished to see him in the Marvel or DC universe. In a recent interview on The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon, The Mandalorian star was seen to praise the MCU and Marvel Studios for creating a cinematic universe that has become one of the core aspects of Hollywood and cinema in general. There, he also revealed his wish to play a good guy in the X-Men project that Marvel Studios is currently developing. He said:

“I love what Marvel does. I love that the fans can see me in this universe and are proposing not only one character, possibly Magneto, possibly [DC’s Mr.] Freeze. And the biggest ask is Charles Xavier. But, look, I want to play a good guy. And Charles is smart. He’s good. But I feel as if there may be some mileage with me and Marvel. I know I love what they do. I know I love creativity. So, who knows what could happen. Keep putting it out there.”

And it seems like Marvel Studios isn’t opposed to taking Esposito on the offer as they had previously sought out his talents to play the Classic Loki in Loki. Still, the role was unfortunately given to Christopher Walken in the end.


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Will We See Giancarlo Esposito In The MCU?

Giancarlo Esposito plays the shrewd and calculating Stan Edgar in The Boys
Giancarlo Esposito plays the shrewd and calculating Stan Edgar in The Boys

As far as anyone knows at the moment, there are a lot of rumors that would suggest Esposito will be part of the upcoming X-Men project in the MCU, but nothing is said for certain at this point. The speculations have been going on for a long time, and as time flies, the likelihood of Gus entering the MCU becomes more plausible. Seeing that he already plays the role of Moff Gideon in The Mandalorian, it will be easy to also employ him in Marvel Studios as well.

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Breaking Bad, streaming on Netflix

Source: The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon


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