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‘There’s Been Talk of Dr. Freeze’: Giancarlo Esposito Hints a Marvel-DC Bidding War as DC Fans Want Him as Mr. Freeze in the Batman 2 After Professor X Casting Rumors

Giancarlo Esposito has become a veteran actor ever since his role as the Breaking Bad anti-hero Gus Fring. Considered to be a cold, humble, and yet fierce character, the fans quickly took their attention to each word said by the “chicken man”. And now, it appears there is a bidding war for the actor as Marvel and DC have approached him for several reputed roles among their universes. It is now up to the mind of Giancarlo Esposito to decide which mantle to take up.

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Giancarlo Esposito as Gus Fring in Breaking Bad & Better Call Saul.
Giancarlo Esposito as Gus Fring in Breaking Bad & Better Call Saul.

The multitude of roles offered to Giancarlo Esposito

Fans of the actor would remember him very much since he appeared in Better Call Saul’s last season a few weeks back. The actor has also been seen as the popular antagonist Moff Gideon in The Mandalorian. He is also the main antagonist in the famous open-world Far Cry franchise. Appearing as Anton Castillo, the actor has gathered fans of millions through his ice-cold stare.

Giancarlo Esposito as Moff Gideon in The Mandalorian (2019).
Giancarlo Esposito as Moff Gideon in The Mandalorian (2019).

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In a TikTok video shared by @countdowncitygeeks, the actor states the multitude of roles that he has been offered or the roles that he would like to portray in both Marvel as well as DC.

“So, I have not worked for Marvel yet. I’ve been in a room with them and talked with them, and to answer your question, I think what they do is on the lines of that mythological journey that Joe Campbell talked about, who happened to be a friend of George Lucas that George Lucas put into his stories. They do the same thing.”

The actor also spoke about the roles that he would like to portray:

“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.”

Although preferring to play the heroic character of Charles Xavier, the actor suits best when he is portraying an antagonist and is on the verge of almost killing a person with his deadly stare. Although The Boys actor has picked out his favorite role to play, here’s why Giancarlo Esposito would definitely nail the role of Mr. Freeze from the DCEU.

Why Giancarlo Esposito as Mr. Freeze is the Perfect DC Villain Casting

A fan art of Giancarlo Esposito as Mr. Freeze.
Fan art of Giancarlo Esposito as Mr. Freeze.

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The awesome fan art details how the actor would look as Mr. Freeze. Considering the backstory of Mr. Freeze, Giancarlo Esposito would be the perfect choice to play the character. Trying to find a cure for his ill wife, Mr. Freeze is out on the hunt and willing to do anything to cure her. And that results in him running multiple times into the masked vigilante and the protector of Gotham City, Batman.

Fans have been demanding the Better Call Saul actor to play the antagonist in the upcoming Batman sequel, The Batman 2 (not the official name). The actor would nail the role to the spot of perfection as he does with every role that he portrays.

Giancarlo Esposito was last seen in AMC’s Better Call Saul Season 6 which can be streamed on Netflix.

Source: TheDirect