During a recent interview with Empire Magazine, Janelle Monae revealed that Storm is a character that she has always had her eyes on.
I definitely have thrown it out there,” Monae said. “One of my dreams has always been to play Storm. I don’t know if she comes in Black Panther, but it would be a dream to have her in it. I don’t know where they are with that. A lot of women have played Storm and they’ve done an exceptional job, and I would love to be in that line of artists and get to do Storm justice.
It was recently rumored that Beyoncé would play Storm, however, those rumors were confirmed to be false. X-Men in the MCU hasn’t been announced yet, but Storm making her debut in Black Panther 2 would make a lot of sense. Storm has a relationship with T’Challa.
If Janelle were to be cast for the role of Storm, she would be the third woman to do so. Halle Berry appeared as Storm in each of the three films in the initial X-Men trilogy, while Alexandra Shipp played her in X-Men: Apocalypse and Dark Phoenix. Yetide Badaki from American Gods also has her eye on the role of Storm.
Would you like to see Janelle Monae play Storm in the MCU? If not, who would be your top choice? Let us know in the comments!
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