Giancarlo Esposito Confirms Role in Upcoming Marvel Project

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Giancarlo Esposito stirred excitement recently by expressing his interest in joining the MCU as Professor X, albeit without the wheelchair, citing his age. This sparked debate among fans, with some still hoping for Patrick Stewart’s return despite his character’s apparent demise in ‘Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.’

However, during a panel at CCXP’s Thunder Stage, Esposito revealed his involvement in a Marvel project but clarified that he won’t be portraying Professor X.

Esposito emphasizes that his upcoming role will arrive sooner rather than later, teasing fans with promises of something “better than you can imagine.” With the current MCU release schedule, only ‘Deadpool & Wolverine’ is slated for this year, leaving speculation open for Esposito’s potential involvement, perhaps as a variant of an existing character or an original creation. However, it’s more probable that his appearance will be in a 2025 release, considering the lineup of films in development, such as ‘Blade,’ ‘Fantastic Four,’ ‘Captain America: Brave New World,’ and ‘Thunderbolts.’

Let’s hope Esposito wasn’t mistaken about the project’s release timeline being sooner rather than later. Esposito, celebrated for his portrayal of Gus Fring in ‘Breaking Bad’ and ‘Better Call Saul,’ has also garnered Emmy nominations for his role as Moff Gideon in ‘The Mandalorian.’ With a career spanning back to the ’70s, he’s demonstrated his versatility in films like ‘The Usual Suspects’ and ‘The Jungle Book.’ Additionally, he’s delved into Prime Video’s ‘The Boys,’ embodying Stan Edgar, with plans to reprise his role in the forthcoming Season 4.

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