Giancarlo Esposito Says He’s Joined The Marvel Cinematic Universe – But Won’t Name The Character

Giancarlo Esposito

by James White |
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Even given the usually significant security provisions in place around any Marvel production before official announcements are made, you'd think an actor wouldn't even be able to drop hints that they'd auditioned, let alone been cast. But then, not every actor is Giancarlo Esposito a man who didn't meet a pop culture behemoth he couldn't infiltrate — Star Wars, DC, The Boys, you name it – and at CCXP in Mexico City, he dropped word that he'll be making his entry to the Marvel Cinematic Universe before too long.

Yet, while fans have speculated about him playing Professor Charles Xavier (and he himself put that out into the universe a couple of years ago), in his latest con appearance, he shot that down — but wouldn't be drawn on exactly who he might be playing.

"I cannot promise you it’ll be Professor X, because here’s what I think. I think that there’s something about being original," he said. "We’ve seen different versions of Professor X. Wouldn’t you like to see me play a character in a Marvel movie who is original, and new, and fresh? So, mark my words: This will happen sooner than you think."

So, established Marvel comics character (imagine that voice as Galactus!) or entirely new invention (think Phil Coulson)? Crank up the speculatron 5000 once more!

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