One of the names that have been circling MCU forums on the internet for a while is Janelle Monáe. For every mention that Beyoncé would make a great Storm, there is an argument that the American singer, songwriter, rapper, and actress Janelle Monáe would be better casting.
As the Marvel Cinematic Universe enters Phase 4, the franchise is heading an exciting new direction. We’ve already had many confirmed sequels and the arrival of new characters, like The Eternals and Shang-Chi. Then, there is also the possibility that Fox’s X-Men character could appear or cameo in upcoming MCU films.
While there haven’t been any official announcements regarding the X-Men mutants joining the cinematic universe yet, fans and actors are already making suggestions for roles. One fan, the multi-talented Janelle Monáe, has her sites set on playing the iconic X-Men weather-manipulating superhero, Storm.
In a recent interview with Empire, Monáe confirmed her interest in playing Ororo Munroe, who comic book fans will know is also the love interest of Black Panther, aka King T’Challa.
The singer turned actress as he even admitted that she’s even suggested the idea of playing the character to Ryan Coogler, the director of Marvel’s 2018 hit. “I definitely have thrown it out there,” Monáe 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.”
Throughout her career, Janelle Monáe has proven that she has the talents to be a triple threat – singing, acting, and dancing. Her performance in Hidden Figures caught the attention of critics and fans, with Monáe win numerous awards for her portrayal of Mary Jackson.
It goes without saying that the 34-year-old actress definitely has the acting chops to play a superhero.