Better Caul Saulstar Giancarlo Esposito wants to portray Professor X in the MCU: ‘I want to play a good guy’

Ever since Disney completed its purchase of Fox in 2019, fans have wondered what it will look like when the X-Men finally make it back to the big screen. Despite some recent teases and cameos, that remains an open question, but it hasn't prevented a ton of speculation about the Marvel mutants' future from bubbling up.

One popular wish-casting choice? Giancarlo Esposito. The prolific TV star — who's had beloved roles in Breaking Bad, Better Call Saul, The Boys, and The Mandalorian — has been suggested as a candidate for two of the most important roles in the X-Men franchise: Professor Charles Xavier, the founder of the X-Men, and Magneto, his radical nemesis.

Appearing on The Tonight Show on Tuesday, Esposito said he was interested in both roles but that he had a slight preference for the more heroic one because he's already played so many villains.

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