By Stephen Ippolito | July 12th, 2020
With shows on Disney+ set to be part of the MCU’s Phase 4, there will be more new characters introduced than there’s ever been before. While some have already been cast like Christian Bale in Thor: Love and Thunder, and basically everyone in the Eternals, there are still many roles up for grabs. One of those people that wants a part is actor Giancarlo Esposito.
In a recent interview with Entertainment Tonight, The Mandalorian actor talked about how he hopes that the next step in his career is to play someone in the MCU. He also spoke about how he has an old connection with a higher-up at Marvel Studios.
“Well there’s been all these rumors about being with Marvel, I want to work with those guys. I put it out there all the time. I haven’t created any of those rumors, but I worked years ago with Louis D’Esposito, who’s one of the guys at Marvel, back when he was doing Cotton Club and I was doing Cotton Club, he was the First A.D.. What they do is fantastic, and I want to do something enduring with them… I think the Marvel world would be, likely, the next step for me…”
It will be fun to see if Esposito can get himself a role in the MCU. As seen in The Mandalorian and Breaking Bad, he’s very talented at playing villains, so that would be my likely type of role for him. Norman Osborn is someone that I’ve seen multiple people online say he would be well suited for. With his age (62) and sinister voice and style, I could see Esposito as the Spider-Man villain.
Another role that I personally think he would be fantastic at is Doctor Doom. To have Esposito’s voice coming out of Doom would undoubtedly be a treat. However, depending on the direction Marvel wants to go, he might be a tad too old.