Giancarlo Esposito Announces His MCU Character Will Lead a New Series

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Recently, Giancarlo Esposito made headlines by expressing his desire to portray Professor X in the MCU, suggesting the character should not use a wheelchair, as Esposito does not see himself as that old. This sparked mixed reactions among fans, some of whom still hope that Patrick Stewart will remain the primary Charles Xavier in the MCU despite his character’s death in ‘Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.’

During a panel on Thunder Stage at CCXP, Esposito confirmed his involvement in a Marvel project but clarified that it would not be as Professor X.

At the Phoenix Fan Fusion event, Esposito made a significant announcement: his role in the MCU will eventually be featured in a Disney+ series.

The MCU has knocked on my door and it’s a role you won’t predict. It will be teased and there will be a series afterwards.

Esposito claims that his MCU role will debut sooner rather than later, promising fans something “better than you can imagine.” Given the MCU release schedule, the only movie coming out this year is ‘Deadpool & Wolverine,’ so it’s possible Esposito could appear in that production, either as a variant of an existing character or a new one.

However, it seems more likely that his debut will be in one of the 2025 movies, such as ‘Blade,’ ‘Fantastic Four,’ ‘Captain America: Brave New World,’ or ‘Thunderbolts.’

Hopefully, Esposito’s “sooner” timeline is accurate. Renowned for his portrayal of Gus Fring in ‘Breaking Bad’ and ‘Better Call Saul,’ Esposito has earned Emmy nominations for his role as Moff Gideon in ‘The Mandalorian.’ With a career spanning back to the ’70s, he has showcased his talent in films like ‘The Usual Suspects’ and ‘The Jungle Book,’ and ventured into Prime Video’s ‘The Boys’ as Stan Edgar, with plans to continue in the upcoming Season 4.

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