FILM & TV Janelle Monáe Wants To Play Storm In Black Panther Sequel

Janelle Monáe Wants To Play Storm In Black Panther Sequel

Whenever the X-Men hit the Marvel Cinematic Universe, it’s Janelle Monáe’s dream to play Storm. 

Since Disney’s purchase of 20th Century Fox, superhero fans have been waiting with bated breath to see how Kevin Feige and his army of creatives will integrate mutants into the natural order.

Phase Four of the MCU is upon us, with later this year, ahead of in February 2021. We’ve yet to receive an X-announcement, but Monáe already has her eyes on a role.

The musician and actress recently spoke to about working on her new album, , in Atlanta while director Ryan Coogler and his cast and crew were filming. Lupita Nyong’o, Chadwick Boseman and Michael B. Jordan even visited her in the studio at the time.

When asked if she’d spoken to Coogler about joining the sequel, Monáe said: 

I definitely have thrown it out there. One of my dreams has always been to play Storm. I don’t know if she comes in , 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.

Storm was most famously brought to life by Halle Berry across a wealth of movies, with Alexandra Shipp playing a younger version in and .

While Coogler is yet to make any official announcements regarding the cast or plot of the sequel, Storm’s inclusion would add up. In the comics, she becomes romantically involved with T’Challa, the titular hero played by Boseman.

It’s not the first time Monáe has mentioned her ambition to play the character. In an interview while promoting second season in May, she told : ‘I would love to play Storm… that’s been my dream.’

is set for release on November 6. As we head into 2021, we’ll have to look forward to on February 21, on May 7, and on November 5.

In 2022, we’re set to get on February 18, on May 6, and on July 8, with dates for and a further movie still to be announced.