By Ray Ampoloquio August 29, 2022

Giancarlo Esposito wants to play Professor X in the Marvel Cinematic Universe

While many fans expect to see Esposito reprise his role as Gus Fring in a new Breaking Bad prequel, it appears that the 64-year-old actor might join a different universe.

According to Esposito, he recently had a meeting with Marvel Studios where he revealed his interest in playing the role of Charles Xavier, otherwise known as Professor X.

At 62 with his acting pedigree, Esposito would fit the character quite well even if it would be a change of pace for him after playing a villain over the past few years.

Unfortunately, even if Esposito lands the role he wants in the MCU, don't expect to see the X-Men make their big screen re-appearance anytime soon.

The closest that the X-Men could make their MCU debut would be as part of Phase 6 on February 14, 2025 or July 25, 2025.

The good news is that we might hear more about Marvel Studios' plans for the MCU at D23 next month.