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“They’re definitely going for Civil Rights Movement”: Denzel Washington and Giancarlo Esposito Rumored to Be Playing Magneto and Professor X in MCU, Fans Claim This Will Be the Biggest Tribute to Late Chadwick Boseman

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As a plethora of actors has been rumored to be cast in the new era of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, there is already an active surge of interest among the fans. The fans are charged to figure out in which roles they will fit. While the list featured some of the most speculated castings in recent times like Henry Cavill, names like Denzel Washington also didn’t fail to surprise the fans. Another man who is soon reported to mark his MCU debut, Giancarlo Esposito is also allegedly going to be in the list of actors going to be announced at the D23 Expo.

Denzel Washington is a pure-hearted actor
Denzel Washington is rumored to join MCU

It can be said that among all the rumored names, Denzel Washington received a better share of attention from the fans. Some theories even suggest that these two actors may play the pioneers of introducing the Mutants era in the MCU and it can also continue the legacy started by Black Panther.

Also Read: “I’d play that character with force, grace, and a calm”: Giancarlo Esposito Unveils His Vision for MCU’s Professor X, Claims His Charles Xavier Will Be Someone Who ‘controls the chaos’

Denzel Washington as Magneto sparks excitement

Denzel Washington can play Magneto
Fans want Denzel Washington to play Magneto

The news of these personalities to be making their MCU debut was first revealed by radio broadcaster Emmet Kennedy. Kennedy revealed a whole list of actors who will possibly make an appearance or simply be announced at the D23 Expo. The list comprised names such as Henry Cavill, Giancarlo Esposito, John Boyega, Denzel Washington, Jodie Comer, Daisy Edgar-Jones, and John Krasinski.

Even though Emmet Kennedy has mentioned that the reliability of the sources can be believed, still we have to wait for the official announcements.

On the other hand, if it turns out to be true, a certain section of fans will do anything to watch the Breaking Bad actor and Denzel Washington in an X-Men venture. For a long time only it is rumored that Esposito is in talks with the studio for the role of Professor Xavier. While already there has been a lot of debate around the issue of race swapping of the characters, the fans believe that the story will be set around the time of the Civil Rights Movement.

Moreover, it is a notable fact that the creation of both Professor X and Magneto owes to Malcolm X  and Martin Luther King Jr. so it may prove to be a perfect decision to set up this origin.

Also Read: “Being white isn’t essential for Professor X”: Fans Defend Giancarlo Esposito’s Potential Charles Xavier Casting in MCU, Decimate Racist Trolls With Cold Facts

A tribute to the legacy started by Black Panther

Chadwick Boseman as Black Panther in Black Panther (2018).
The Late Chadwick Boseman and Black Panther has a major contribution to MCU

Black Panther starring the Late Chadwick Boseman is a very important movie in the timeline of the MCU. Not only because of its cinematic significance but also because it had a rich cultural impact on modern pop culture. As the fans are busy debating over how the race and color of the character are more important, they tend to forget that the characters portrayed are to be judged by their story and performance.

Also Read: Why The World Needs More Pure-Hearted Actors Like Denzel Washington

With the rumored casting of Denzel Washington and Giancarlo Esposito, a section of fans are excited that the legacy of Black actors in the MCU started by Black Panther can be evolved more and there will be more diversity in the MCU.

According to some people, it will be an injustice to hamper the original character description and change them as both were white in the comics. It is quite unfortunate to find out that both the actors being such amazing contributions to the industry are also facing the problem because of their complexion.

Giancarlo Esposito confirms talks with Marvel, likely to play Professor X
Giancarlo Esposito confirms talks with Marvel, likely to play Professor X

The attention of the fans now will be towards the D23 Expo to find out really if we are going to get a new era of the MCU and the best tribute to the Late Chadwick Boseman or if is it simply nothing more than a Hype-inducer. Only time will tell.

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Written by Subham Mandal

Subham Mandal is currently working as a writer for FandomWire with an ardent interest in the world of pop culture. Subham has written more than 400 articles on different spheres of modern pop culture and is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Arts degree in English based in Kolkata. He’s also an experienced student journalist having demonstrated work experience with the Times of India. He aspires to be a column writer in the future.