The Marvel Studios people did not reveal any kind of timeline of when they would take x-men in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but the acquisition of Fox by Disney has ensured that Marvel is taking another shot at the big screen to give the classical mutant characters the big screen exposure they deserve.
For many of these characters, the beginning of the X-Men in the MCU will certainly be the third different casting for many of these superhero characters, but some of the big name celebrities appear to be throwing their caps in the ring to try and play one of the coveted superhero roles.
Such as Grammy nominee artist Janelle Monae, who is hoping to play Storm in the next release of X-Men. Just off her starring turn in the second season of Homecoming, this is what the talented star had to say about the idea of playing the role during her recent interview with Empire Magazine:
“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 ***, and I would love to be in that line of artists and get to do Storm justice.”
If Monae were to take on the role of Storm, a character that American Gods star Yetide Badaki is also pushing hard to play, she would be the third person to do so on the big screen. 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.
And looks like the internet would love to see Janelle Monae play this role:
Now that the X-Men can join the Marvel Cinematic Universe, there’s no reason to *not* cast Janelle Monáe as Storm.https://t.co/WPcASuMx9W— UPROXX Movies (@UPROXXMovies) July 7, 2020
Janelle Monáe playing Storm? Yes Please. pic.twitter.com/hcLRmzV4bB— Ursula_Janelle Monáe said Smile 😊 (@UrsulaMorrow_) May 20, 2020