The Marvel universe is about to see the X-Men, and fans can’t stop talking about it. There are rumors that Giancarlo Esposito is up for a major role in Marvel Studios’ upcoming reboot of X-Men for a good while now, and now the chatter is finally picking up.
As of now, the rumors are just that, rumors. However, the rumors have generated a lot of discussions online with fans taking well to the idea of Esposito as Charles Xavier.
If rumors are true and Giancarlo Esposito is the new Professor X. “I am 1,000,000 percent down,” one tweet reads. That was just one of many positive reactions.
“If there’s anyone that I would want to replace Patrick Stewart as Professor X, it would definitely be Giancarlo Esposito,” says someone else. “I REALLY hope that rumor is true, because I’m a massive fan of his. Also, after many years of him being the villain, I’d love for him to be a hero now.”
Presuming it’s too good to be true, another fan tweeted, “Giancarlo Esposito as Professor X is my new all-time favorite Marvel casting rumor. I desperately wish it was true but I’m sure it’s not.”
“I am absolutely ok with Giancarlo Esposito as Professor X,” another tweet states. “I bet he’s gonna love being a good guy for once too. Looking forward to this if the rumors are true. He’s an excellent actor.”
Fans are on board with Esposito coming into the MCU. His name has also come up a lot with fantasy casting as someone who could play Doctor Doom in the next Fantastic Four reboot from Marvel Studios. Others have been advocating for Esposito to play Magneto based on how the actor has done well with playing villainous characters in other popular TV shows like Moff Gideon in the Star Wars series The Mandalorian and Stan Edgar in Prime Video’s superhero satire series The Boys.
Well, see what happens with either San Diego Comic-Con or D23 in the near future for a casting announcement.