“What a waste”: Giancarlo Esposito Might Not Be Playing Professor X According to Insider in Disappointing Update

Fans are not happy with the latest update on Giancarlo Esposito’s rumored MCU role.

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Giancarlo Esposito’s early works with Spike Lee showed his range as an actor and how interesting he was to watch on screen. However, he didn’t get the deserved attention for many years until Breaking Bad. The role opened up various opportunities for the actor and he has since starred in various franchises.

Giancarlo Esposito as Gis Fring in Breaking Bad | AMC

Esposito has now been in two extremely popular franchises playing antagonists Stan Edgar and Moff Gideon in The Boys and The Mandalorian. He is now set to enter the MCU in an unexpected role as claimed by the actor. A popular scooper has revealed his possible entry point in the MCU and fans are disappointed with it.

Giancarlo Esposito’s Marvel Role Will Reportedly Be in An MCU Series

The Mandalorian star is joining the MCU | Lucasfilm

MCU fans have always dreamed of their favorite actors joining the franchise and playing in the sandbox of the Marvel world. Fan-castings have been common in recent years and one of them was Giancarlo Esposito as Professor X in the MCU’s X-Men. Recently, the actor teased that he will be joining the MCU in a role that fans won’t expect and will be better than one could imagine.

Now, a popular scooper MyTimeToShineHello (on X) has stated that Esposito’s entry into the MCU will reportedly be in a show rather than a film. While he has confirmed that he will not play Professor X, a TV series introduction diminishes the chances of him playing heavy hitters like Doom or even as a Kang replacement.

Fans were quick to express their disappointment about the report with many stating that it would be a waste to limit Esposito in a show rather than a feature film. Here are some of the reactions,

At a recent fan event, Esposito made some comments about the same saying that the MCU has come calling and it’s a role no one would predict. He revealed that the character will be teased soon and will get a series later. Esposito said (via Legion of Sand), 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’s comments line up with what MyTimeToShineHello has reported. While nothing has been officially announced about Esposito’s entry in the MCU, one can expect the studio to do it soon and reveal details about his potential role in the franchise.

Giancarlo Esposito Thanks AMC For Supporting and Picking Up Parish

Giancarlo Esposito as Gracián "Gray" Parish in Parish | AMC

After a string of antagonistic characters in multiple projects, Giancarlo Esposito is now the lead in the New AMC series Parish. The show chronicles the titular character played by Esposito who has left his troubled past behind to start a new life. However, he is forced to retreat to his old ways when his son is murdered, which has dire consequences for Parish.

In an interview with Forbes, Esposito revealed that the show had been sold to various networks before finally landing on AMC. The network supported the various incarnations the show went through and championed its intention to be an edgy character-driven drama. He said,

In a way, it was the luck of the draw, and I give so much credit to AMC for finally picking us up. We had sold the show earlier to a couple of different networks. I had a partner in A&E who was committed to telling the story, and we had different incarnations of the story. I think by the time we got to AMC, we were in our eighth or ninth draft. We really wanted to have an edgy character-driven drama.

While Esposito’s leading performance has been praised, the show itself has received mostly negative reviews, who called it a routine and predictable crime thriller. It currently has a rating of 33% on Rotten Tomatoes.

Fans can watch Parish on AMC+.

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