Giancarlo Esposito Thinks A Marvel Film Is A Likely “Next Step” For Him

Giancarlo Esposito has been everywhere lately, and not just in dramas fitting his long and storied career. From The Maze Runner to The Mandalorian to The Boys, Westworld, and Better Caul Saul, Esposito is busier than ever. And that doesn’t even count his voice work in animated movies and video games. Somehow, with all of the things he’s done, Esposito has yet to be part of a Marvel movie, and he isn’t shy about making known what he wants.

“Well, there’s been all these rumors about being with Marvel, I want to work with those guys,” Esposito revealed to Entertainment Tonight. “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 AD.”

He continued, “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.”

Sounds like Esposito wants a Marvel role of some significance. While I can’t think of a major hero role he’d be right for, part of me really wants to see him as Doctor Doom. He can be a Hell of an intimidator when he wants to, and carries himself with a certain high-mindedness that would be perfect. Somebody get Kevin Feige on the horn ASAP.

Travis Hopson has been reviewing movies before he even knew there was such a thing. Having grown up on a combination of bad '80s movies, pro wrestling, comic books, and hip-hop, Travis is uniquely positioned to geek out on just about everything under the sun. A vampire who walks during the day and refuses to sleep, Travis is the co-creator and lead writer for Punch Drunk Critics. He is also a contributor to Good Morning Washington, WBAL Morning News, and WETA Around Town. In the five minutes a day he's not working, Travis is also a voice actor, podcaster, and Twitch gamer. Travis is a voting member of the Critics Choice Association (CCA), Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA), and Late Night programmer for the Lakefront Film Festival.