Beyoncé has cemented her place in pop culture with her award-winning music and iconic performances. And according to the internet, she’s adding another element of awesomeness to her resume. She might be playing the weather-controlling mutant, Storm.
When rumours of the singer being “in talks” with Marvel to work on Black Panther 2 started to make the rounds, fans were dying to know if Queen B will be cast as a superhero, or if she’s going to contribute musically.
Unfortunately for Beyoncé fans, there’s a good possibility that neither option is true.
As it turns out, the source of the news is The Sun, a British tabloid known for bending the truth just a little.
The report claims that the singer has signed a $100 million, three-project deal with Disney.
An unnamed source was quoted, saying…
“Beyoncé has become a major player for Disney and is the perfect fit for their brand. She’s worked on a number of projects for them, including voicing Nala in the reboot of The Lion King, and now they’re keen to secure her for more projects. Disney has put forward a deal worth around £80million [$100 million], which will secure Beyoncé for three major projects, including the Black Panther sequel.”
Fansites, forums and blogs went on to share the story and social media did the rest.
It’s worth noting that Matt Donnelly (a journalist at Variety) refuted the reports on social media, with this tweet…
Despite overwhelming excitement at the prospect, sources tell me there is no big Disney film deal for Beyonce, and she will not contrib to the soundtrack for #BlackPanther2. As a self-professed proud member of the Disney family, it's likely she'll work w them again at some point.
— Matt Donnelly (@MattDonnelly) June 10, 2020
While any sort of collaboration seems unlikely right now, it wouldn’t be too much of a stretch if the singer signed with the studio. Beyoncé has worked on Disney’s live-action The Lion King, lending her voice to Nala and contributing Spirit to the movie’s soundtrack.