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Giancarlo Esposito wants to play PROFESSOR X for Marvel
Photo: © ANP

Giancarlo Esposito wants to play PROFESSOR X for Marvel

Giancarlo Esposito wants to play PROFESSOR X for Marvel
Photo: © ANP

Giancarlo Esposito has campaigned to play Professor X in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

To date, two men have played Charles Xavier in live-action X-Men movies - Patrick Stewart and James McAvoy.

With the X-Men set to enter the MCU in one of the upcoming phases, all of the vital characters, like Professor X, Wolverine and Magneto, will all likely be recast. There have been no confirmations on any casting decisions yet, but one man who is desperate for a role in Esposito, best known for playing Gus Fring in Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul.

"I want to play a good guy," Esposito previously said on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon.

"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."

Esposito previously revealed that he had been "in a room" with Marvel executives and made known his desire to play Xavier.

Who will be the next Wolverine?

As for Wolverine, Kingsman star Taron Egerton previously asked to be considered for that role, though he has since softened his stance.

The role has been played by Hugh Jackman for over 20 years starting with X-Men in 2000, while his last appearance was in Logan. It was recently announced that the Australian actor would return as Wolverine in Deadpool 3, but this will take place before the events of Logan, so another actor could still earn the role for the MCU version.

One man who wants a shot at playing Logan / Wolverine, is Egerton.

"I don’t think it would be wrong to say that," he told the New York Times.

“I’d be excited but I’d be apprehensive as well, because Hugh is so associated with the role that I’d wonder if it’d be very difficult for someone else to do it.

“Hopefully if it does come around, they’ll give me a shot."

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