Keke Palmer, who recently voiced Izzy Hawthorne in Disney and Pixar’s Lightyear, has shared her hopes of joining the MCU as an iconic member of the X-Men.
Marvel fans are still waiting for an official announcement on when the X-Men might arrive in the MCU. Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness revealed an alternate universe’s Professor X, played by a returning Patrick Stewart, and Ms. Marvel introduced the first mutant in the MCU proper.
While it’s looking unlikely the X-Men will appear in the MCU before the conclusion to the Multiverse Saga in 2025, fans are already sharing their theories on who could play different members of the team and Keke Palmer has revealed a fan-casting she is totally on board with.
Could Keke Palmer Play This Mutant?
Keke Palmer took to Twitter to share her approval on a video suggesting her for the role of Rogue in Marvel Studios’ X-Men reboot.
Palmer shared the video, adding “Come on agentttttttt.” In the video, the fan says Palmer thrives when cast in a “fun, boisterous role.” He disregards more popular suggestions like Storm, saying they wouldn’t allow the Lightyear star to deliver “a powerhouse lead.”
Check out the video and Keke Palmer’s reaction below:
Rogue, whose real name is Anna Marie, has the power to absorb other people’s energy through touch. The power proves as much a curse as a gift, as Rogue cannot control it and so cannot touch anyone without harming them. In Fox’s X-Men movies, she was played by Anna Paquin.
Marvel Studios’ “Ms. Marvel” is a new, original series that introduces Kamala Khan, a Muslim American teenager growing up in Jersey City. An avid gamer and a voracious fan-fiction scribe, Kamala is a Super Hero mega fan with an oversized imagination—particularly when it comes to Captain Marvel. Yet Kamala feels like she doesn’t fit in at school and sometimes even at home—that is, until she gets super powers like the heroes she’s always looked up to. Life gets better with super powers, right?
The series stars Iman Vellani, Aramis Knight, Saagar Shaikh, Rish Shah, Matt Lintz, Zenobia Shroff, Mohan Kapur, Fawad Khan, Mehwish Hayat, and Farhan Akhtar. Episodes of the series were directed by Adil El Arbi & Bilall Fallah, Meera Menon, and Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy, with Bisha K. Ali serving as the head writer. Marvel’s Kevin Feige is involved in the series as an executive producer.
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