The multiverse has opened up the field of possibilities for Marvel Studios, and in particular the opportunity to bring characters back under the guise of other actors. Patrick Stewart, who was the iconic Professor X until now, could be replaced.
Giancarlo Esposito as Professor X in the next Marvel movie?
There’s nothing official but Giancarlo Esposito, the villainous Gus Fring in Breaking Bad, would see himself collaborating with Marvel. For a new character in the productions of the MCU? No, he would intend to play Professor X. The pillar of the X-Men.
Giancarlo Esposito has already had discussions with Marvel Studios and several names have come out of it, including Professor X. He dropped that bombshell at the TJH Superhero Car Show & Comic Con in San Antonio.
I haven’t worked for Marvel yet. We got together in a room to talk, and to answer your question, I think what they’re doing is in the vein of what Joe Campbell says about mythological journey. He was a friend of George Lucas and the latter was inspired by that for his stories. It is our dream, our intention to save the world and our environment. (…) So yeah, there was talk about Magneto, we also talked about Dr. Freeze, and Doctor Doom. As well as Professor X. With him, I would do something a little different. I would upset what we know of the universe of Professor X.
If Esposito proves convincing, then maybe he’ll get a starring spot in the next X-Men movie.