Giancarlo Esposito Really Wants to Play Professor X in the Next X-Men Movie

Giancarlo Esposito really wants to play Professor X in the next X-Men movie, which he made really clear during a recent appearance on ‘The Tonight Show.‘

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Giancarlo Esposito really wants to play Professor X in the next X-Menmovie, which he made really clear during a recent appearance on The Tonight Show.

“I love what Marvel does I love that the fans can see me in this universe and are proposing not only one charter, possibly Magneto, possibly Freeze and the biggest ask: Charles Xavier,” Esposito said around the 3-minute mark of the video above. “Look, I wanna play a good guy, and Charles Xavier 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.”

Esposito has been circling the Marvel Cinematic Universe for some time, with the Breaking Bad star confirming he had met with studio executives.

“So, I have not worked for Marvel yet,” The Mandalorian star told the crowd at TJH’s Superhero Car Show & Comic Con in San Antonio. “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.”

Marvel’s X-Men reboot is expected to arrive sometime in Phase 6 or 7. Professor X character was previously played by Patrick Stewart and James McAvoy. Stewart’s version made a surprise cameo in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, and while Stewart has expressed interest in reprising the role, his Multiverse of Madness character was an embodiment in an alternate universe.

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