Kiki Layne of If Beale Street Could Talk may not be in a comic book film at the moment, but the actress has her eyes set on the mutant world. More specifically, the actress is setting her sights on Storm from the X-Men world.
While speaking to Variety at the Critics Choice Awards this past Sunday, Layne revealed that if she could portray any superhero, there’s no doubt in her mind that Storm would be that character:
“She was an image of myself, of a powerful chocolate black woman, and I just think that’s an amazing image to have and I really want to play Storm.”
Now Storm does have an actress right now in the form of Alexandra Shipp, who first came onto the Storm scene in X-Men: Apocalypse and will reprise the role in this summer’s Dark Phoenix. And it was Halle Berry who first took on the role in the first X-Men film in 2000 through X-Men: Days of Future Past. With Disney acquiring a chunk of Fox’s assets, there’s a good chance that we will see the X-Men, Storm among them, in the Marvel Cinematic Universe at some point.
The method in which they will be introduced, though, remains up in the air. Some have commented that, to take a page from the comics, Storm could be introduced in a Black Panther sequel as T’Challa’s wife. Once he comes back from being dusted, anyway. Though no doubt many would probably want to see Storm alongside her merry band of mutants first before anything else. But what do you think about the If Beale Street Could Talk actress campaigning for Storm?
Her agents also indicated that they are “actively plotting,” so perhaps Kiki Layne will get her shot at playing Storm. What do you think, though? Would you want to see Kiki Layne in the role of Storm in a future X-Men film? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.
If Beale Street Could Talk is in theaters now. Dark Phoenix will hit theaters on June 7, 2019.
Hasbro Officially Reveals ‘Captain Marvel’ Action Figures, Dolls & More
Action figures, LEGO sets, dolls, and more have been revealed for Marvel Studios' next Phase 3 film, Captain Marvel, starring Brie Larson.
Following the release of the new trailer, Hasbro has revealed the first look at Captain Marvel's tie-in material that will start hitting shelves in January. Hasbro's Marvel Legends action figure priced at $19.99 will feature swappable parts, which will include Captain Marvel's Mohawk helmet. Hasbro will also be releasing a "Photo Power FX Glove" and an 11.5-inch doll. LEGO will be releasing a new set titled, "The Skrull Attack,” which includes the Quinjet along with mini figurines of Captain Marvel, Nick Fury, Talos, and Goose; the set will cost $29.99.
You can check out the merchandise in the gallery below:
Directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck, Captain Marvel stars Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson, Ben Mendelsohn, Djimon Hounsou, Lee Pace, Lashana Lynch, Gemma Chan, Algenis Perez Soto, Rune Temte, McKenna Grace, Clark Gregg, and Jude Law.
Based on the Marvel comic character first appearing in 1968, the story follows Carol Danvers as she becomes one of the universe’s most powerful heroes when Earth is caught in the middle of a galactic war between two alien races. Set in the 1990s, “Captain Marvel” is an all-new adventure from a previously unseen period in the history of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Captain Marvel will be released in theaters on March 8, 2019.