RUMOR: Giancarlo Esposito is Up For a Major Marvel Studios Role

I’m filing this as a rumor for the time being, but if it happens it could be a seriously awesome addition to the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Rumor has it that Breaking Bad’s Giancarlo Esposito is up for a “big” role with Marvel, and it’s possible he’s already met with them to discuss the character. There’s no word on who it could be, but as Breaking Bad fans know from Gus Fring; he can play an amazing villain.

There are some Marvel casting notices out there that could be what he’s up for, and many might remember that they were looking for someone around Giancarlo’s age for a role codenamed “The Benefactor”, described as a “mysterious and nefarious benefactor.”

This part is pure speculation, but if that “Benefactor” role did turn out to be a MCU version of Norman Osborn; casting someone like Giancarlo Esposito in the role would be amazing and a great way to avoid comparisons to previous versions of the character in movies.

So again, it’s just a rumor going around right now, but one that could lead to another amazing actor joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe if it pans out.