As the MCU continues to expand further into the Multiverse Saga, Marvel Studios remains as busy as ever in terms of matching A-list talent with the right on-screen Marvel characters. And with regard to new talent making its way into the franchise, The Mandalorian’s Giancarlo Esposito is seemingly at or near the top of that wishlist.
Esposito has seen the MCU as one of his potential destinations for more than two years after jumping back into the spotlight with his role as Moff Gideon in the Star Wars universe. It’s a franchise he’s openly interested in joining, and he seems to be a great fit for a number of big roles that the MCU has in store for the future.
During a live appearance in San Antonio, Esposito confirmed that he’d officially met with the Marvel team, teasing the idea of playing either Professor X or Magneto for Marvel Studios’ take on the X-Men. But even more recently, he shared that his first meeting with Marvel actually came a long time ago for a potentially much smaller role.
Marvel Almost Had Giancarlo Esposito
As reported by ComicBook’s Liam Crowley from Boston Fan Expo 2022, The Mandalorian actor Giancarlo Esposito revealed that he spoke with Marvel Studios about potentially taking a role in the Loki Disney+ series.
The Star Wars fan-favorite confirmed that he first met with Marvel right after the Infinity Saga ended for “a television role” that’s come to fruition since that time.
Looking at these quotes, the first question that comes to mind is – who would Giancarlo Esposito have played if he’d signed on for a role in Loki?