The Little Mermaid star Halle Bailey revealed that she has a dream role within the MCU as a certain X-Men character.
The 2022 D23 Expo is currently underway, and Halle Bailey, of the R&B and Pop duo Chloe X Halle made a special appearance at the event, in which she debuted the first trailer for her upcoming film The Little Mermaid, in which she will be playing Ariel. Given her current ties to Disney, naturally, she would be asked about a potential role in their biggest franchise: the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Interestingly enough, the actress and pop star already has her sights on the X-Men.
“I think any Marvel superhero would just be amazing. I mean I love Storm… I love so many. I mean that would just be cool.”
Will Halle Bailey join the X-Men?
Marvel Studios’ current plans for reintroducing the X-Men remain unknown, beyond an appearance from Patrick Stewart as Professor Charles Xavier in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness and a tease in the finale of Ms. Marvel, it’s only a matter of time before we learn more about the Mutants. However, given Halle Bailey’s current trajectory from The Little Mermaid and potentially more, it would make sense to consider her for roles such as Storm in the MCU. Besides, Marvel already has another pop star in Harry Styles as part of their massive ensemble of superheroes. Why not add another?
While we wait on the future of the X-Men, Here is the synopsis for Marvel Studios’ next film, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever:
“In Marvel Studios’ ‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever,’ Queen Ramonda (Angela Bassett), Shuri (Letitia Wright), M’Baku (Winston Duke), Okoye (Danai Gurira) and the Dora Milaje (including Florence Kasumba), fight to protect their nation from intervening world powers in the wake of King T’Challa’s death. As the Wakandans strive to embrace their next chapter, the heroes must band together with the help of War Dog Nakia (Lupita Nyong’o) and Everett Ross (Martin Freeman) and forge a new path for the kingdom of Wakanda.”
Directed by Ryan Coogler from a script he co-wrote with Joe Robert Cole, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever stars Letitia Wright, Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira, Winston Duke, Florence Kasumba, Dominique Thorne, Michaela Coel, Tenoch Huerta, Martin Freeman, and Angela Bassett.
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever will hit theaters on November 11, 2022. Stay tuned for all the latest Marvel Studios news, including updates regarding the X-Men as well as the future of Halle Bailey’s The Little Mermaid, and subscribe to Heroic Hollywood’s YouTube channel for more original content.