Osborn in Spider-Man 4 or Lucas Cross in Blade? Breaking Bad Legend Giancarlo Esposito’s MCU Casting Rumors Has Marvel Fanbase in Shambles

Marvel fans are excited about Giancarlo Esposito’s rumored roles in the MCU.

Giancarlo Esposito with Blade and Spiderman

Giancarlo Esposito has gained the reputation of perfectly encapsulating the essence of complex antagonistic characters in films and TV. He gained enormous popularity as the intimidating and committed drug kingpin Gus Fring. The actor earned numerous accolades and awards for playing the character in Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul.

Giancarlo Esposito as Stan Edgar in The Boys | Amazon Studios

He has continued playing compelling grey characters in other shows like The Boys and The Mandalorian. Esposito recently revealed that he would be joining the MCU in a role that fans would be surprised by. A scooper has now revealed the possible roles that the actor could be playing, and fans are having a field day with it.

Giancarlo Esposito Reportedly Up For Two Possible Roles in the MCU

The Mandalorian star recently confirmed his entry in to the MCU | Lucasfilm

Ever since his breakthrough performance as Gus Fring in Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul, Giancarlo Esposito has become a fan favorite and Hollywood’s go-to guy to portray a complex villain that gets elevated by the compelling intensity that the actor brings. The actor recently impressed audiences in a brief but badass cameo appearance in Abigail, and now he is joining the big leagues.

After joining hit franchises such as Star Wars and The Boys, the actor is headed for the MCU as he recently revealed that his role will be a surprising treat for fans. According to an internet scooper named HolyField News, Esposito could be either playing Lucas Cross, the long-lost father of Eric Cross/ Blade in the upcoming Blade film starring Mahershala Ali, or Norman Osborn in Spider-Man 4.

Fans chimed in with their thoughts about this possible casting rumor and the addition of Esposito to the MCU in general. Most believe that the actor would do both roles justice, although everyone has their own choice of which character suits him best. Here are some of the reactions on X-

Irrespective of what role he ends up playing, one can count on Esposito to bring a certain level of gravitas and charm. His addition is certainly a big win for the MCU and him getting to play in the MCU sandbox will bring him more recognition and applause from fans. It remains to be who he plays in the MCU as one awaits an official announcement.

Giancarlo Esposito Reveals His Peak Gus Fring Moment in Breaking Bad

Gus Fring became a force of nature in season 4 of Breaking Bad | AMC

Giancarlo Esposito debuted as Gus Fring in Breaking Bad towards the latter portion of season 2. The actor intrigued audiences with his mostly silent yet intimidating portrayal of the drug kingpin. In a recent career retrospective interview with Yahoo Entertainment, the actor revealed the moment in the shoe that elevated the character from being just a regular villain.

Esposito pointed out the first episode of the season of the show Box Cutter, where Gus nonchalantly kills his assistant Victor with such brutality using a box cutter much to the horror of Walt and Jesse. The actor pointed out the powerful nature of the scene and how it informs so much about the character with no dialogue. He said,

I think the moment or scene that I achieved being more than just the villain of the week is [the first episode of season 4], Box Cutter. What a powerful scene that is. Nothing is said in that scene until the very end of that almost 10 minutes, where he says simply ‘get back to work’ after he cuts Victor’s throat, changes back into his clothes, and walks out of that lab. Thus sending a dual message to both Walter and Jesse, you know, ‘do what I’m telling you to do.

The character has become synonymous with Esposito and is his most recognizable role to date. He reprised his role in the Breaking Bad spinoff Better Call Saul, which further went deep into the character’s backstory. Esposito currently stars in Francis Ford Coppola’s Megalopolis which premiered at Cannes.

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