Giancarlo Esposito, known for playing Gus Fring in Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul and for his performances in other popular series like The Mandalorian and The Boys, has been discussed as a potential addition to the Marvel Cinematic Universe for years.
The actor is one of the fans’ top choices for various villains like Magneto or Doctor Doom or for heroes like Charles Xavier / Professor X.
The actor has spoken out, as, during the Boston Fan Expo 2022, Giancarlo Esposito revealed which traits he would like to emphasize if he plays Professor Xavier.
I want to play a character with strength, calm, and grace. Someone who controls chaos, but also someone who can raise spirits and inspire.
The description is a perfect fit for Charles Xavier’s core idea, which has always been that of a man carrying a dream that is frequently viewed as idealistic: that of the peaceful coexistence between humans and their evolutionary descendants, the Mutants, who find themselves in a perpetual conflict that has been a metaphor for discrimination of various kinds, since the 1960s.
Esposito is known for being an actor who can convey a great deal of passion in villainous parts, making him the ideal choice to portray even Doctor Doom in the MCU.