Janelle Monae Wants To Play Storm In ‘Black Panther’ Sequel: ‘It Would Be A Dream’

Janelle Monae Wants To Play Storm In 'Black Panther' Sequel: 'It Would Be A Dream'

Janelle Monae already brings the thunder to each efficiency, so why not a bit lightning? 

The actor and musician revealed that she’s actively campaigning to play Storm, aka Ororo Munroe, probably the most highly effective members of the X-Men, ought to the weather-controlling goddess return to the large display screen as soon as extra. 

If Monae has her method, she’ll make her superhero debut within the long-awaited “Black Panther” sequel, as she’s already approached the movie’s director Ryan Coogler concerning the character stopping by Wakanda. 

The two apparently crossed paths when Coogler visited Monae’s Atlanta-based recording studio whereas he was capturing the primary film and he or she was crafting her most up-to-date album, “Dirty Computer.”

“I definitely have thrown it out there,” Monae instructed Empire in a current interview. “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.”

“X-Men” followers already followers appear to be warming as much as the potential casting, with Australian artist BossLogic mocking up some relatively convincing paintings. 

Monae beforehand revealed that she desires to star in a “superhero franchise trilogy,” be it as Storm or a completely new character. 

Halle Berry famously performed the long-lasting Black heroine in a number of “X-Men” movies earlier than handing the baton to Alexandra Shipp, who most just lately portrayed her within the critically reviled “X-Men: Dark Phoenix.”

But followers have lengthy complained that Storm by no means obtained the respect she deserved, as a lot of her backstory, together with her relationship with King T’Challa, whom she marries after which divorces in comedian ebook lore, was by no means explored on display screen. 

In the wake of Disney’s acquisition of 20th Century Fox, the studio now controls all present X-Men properties, which suggests it’s solely a matter of time earlier than Storm, Wolverine and the remainder of the gang staff up with the Avengers. 

The particulars, nonetheless, on the “Black Panther” sequel are scarce, aside from its May 6, 2022 release date, which could possibly be in jeopardy as Hollywood continues to shuffle scheduling over coronavirus issues. 

And ought to the powers that be go in a special route, followers have floated one other actor who may play the character: “Pose” star Dominique Jackson. 

Last month, followers launched a Change.org petition to forged her within the function of Storm that racked up almost 20,000 signatures of assist. 

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