Not Bryan Cranston, Another Breaking Bad Star Would be the Perfect Choice to Play Professor X in MCU

Despite being fan-cast as Professor X in MCU, netizens believe another Breaking Bad actor would be better than Bryan Cranston.

Not Bryan Cranston, Another Breaking Bad Star Would be the Perfect Choice to Play Professor X in MCU

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  • Learning about a potential X-Men reboot in the MCU, fans began wondering who would play Professor X in the MCU.
  • Following Patrick Stewart’s exit as Professor X, fans chose Bryan Cranston for the role of Professor X.
  • Fans believe another Breaking Bad actor would be considerably better and perfect for the role of Professor X in the MCU.
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Following Ryan Reynolds and Hugh Jackman’s Deadpool 3 arriving in theatres, there has been a significant buzz surrounding the X-Men movies coming to the MCU very soon. Excited fans have thus begun wondering which actors will take up iconic Marvel characters in the films. But most importantly, fans are wondering who would play Professor X in the MCU.

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Bryan Cranston as Walter White on AMC's Breaking Bad
Bryan Cranston as Walter White on AMC’s Breaking Bad

With Patrick Stewart appearing for the last time as Professor X in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, the slot has been open, ever since. Fans are casting renowned stars like Bryan Cranston in the role of Professor X after Stewart. But according to fans, it seems another Breaking Bad actor, apart from Cranston, would be better in the titular role. Guess who? 

Fans Vote Their Favorite Casting Choices for Professor X

Fans were elated to hear Disney would be acquiring Fox because it meant that properties and the ownership rights of the X-Men characters would be handed over to Marvel Studios. This significantly hinted at a potential X-Men reboot in the MCU. Now, Marvel fans all over the world are excitedly waiting for the MCU to come up with an X-Men movie. 

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Patrick Stewart as Charles Xavier/Professor X
Patrick Stewart as Charles Xavier aka Professor X

Considering the rumors hinting at an X-Men movie coming to the MCU very soon, fans began wondering which actor would be perfect for different mutant roles. Among all the characters that dominate the franchise, fans are most curious about Professor X. Following Patrick Stewart’s exit as Professor X after his last appearance in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, fans wonder who would be better off as the titular mutant. 

Stewart as Professor X n Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness
Stewart as Professor X in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

Although the reboot is reported to still be far away, fans can’t help but vote for their favorite casting choices. Considering the actors who previously played the characters have been synonymous with them, it has become difficult to recast different actors in those very roles. But still, fans have come up with Bryan Cranston for the role of Professor X. 

Bryan Cranston Fan-Cast as Professor X in MCU 

Following his Breaking Bad fame, Bryan Cranston has become one of the favorite actors to be associated with the franchise. Those who are aware of his role as the meth-cooking Walter White know that Cranston can flawlessly rock a bald head, much like Professor X. Further, his on-screen presence and command over the characters he plays is another reason why fans believe Cranston would be great as Professor X.

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Bryan Cranston as Walter white in a still from Breaking bad
Bryan Cranston in a still from Breaking Bad

Further, Bryan Cranston’s age is also playing a significant role in his fan-casting decisions. Since the actor’s current age makes him almost perfect as Professor X, netizens believe Cranston would likely be pushing 70 by the time the MCU’s X-Men reboot gains confirmation. Although this might affect his commitment to the role for the next decade, fans believe it won’t be a major issue. 

Bryan Cranston in Wes Anderson's Asteroid City
Bryan Cranston in Wes Anderson’s Asteroid City

However, previously, Bryan Cranston noted that he’d only want to play a villain in the superhero genre. Now, this seems like an issue, for fans believe the actor might not accept the role of Charles Xavier. Since the actor’s commitment runs deep, Cranston has a chance of denying the role of Professor X, based on his previous decision to play particularly villains, when it comes to superhero films. 

Giancarlo Esposito Would Make a Perfect Professor X 

Considering Bryan Cranston’s decision to only play villains and the age factor bugging a few fans, netizens believe there’s a high chance the Breaking Bad actor might get ruled out as Professor X in the MCU. Not to worry, fans have a backup plan ready for such difficult times. According to reports, netizens believe another Breaking Bad actor would be considerably better and more perfect for the role of Professor X in the MCU.

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Giancarlo Esposito as Gus Fring
Giancarlo Esposito as Gus Fring

As per reports, the popular fan choice is none other than Giancarlo Esposito, who is being fan-cast as Charles Xavier. Famously known for his roles as calm, collected, and calculating villains, Esposito has already expressed his interest in the role of Professor X. Speaking with Jimmy Fallon via Men’s Health, the actor has shared his eagerness to play one of the good guys for a change. 

I love what Marvel does. I love that the fans can see me in this universe… the biggest ask is Charles Xavier. Look, I want to play a good guy. And Charles is smart. He’s good.”

Moff Gideon The Mandalorian 1
Giancarlo Esposito as Moff Gideon in The Mandalorian

Therefore, now, with the rumors of a potential X-Men reboot making its rounds on the internet, Giancarlo Esposito is being considered for the role. Considering his gravitas and being an intimidating figure, full of charisma and charm, he could easily maintain the heir of seriousness that comes with Charles Xavier. Further, the MCU role might come as a fair change for Esposito, as he mentioned earlier. 

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Additionally, the diversity of the X-Men storyline would match perfectly with Giancarlo Esposito, who comes from Denmark, born to an Italian father and African-American mother. More than anything, since the actor has a strong bond with Disney, following his role in The Mandalorian, Esposito could be the hottest and most talented choice for the role of Professor X in MCU. 

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