As it entered phase 4, Marvel Cinematic Universe diversified its casting with Oscar Isaac, Salma Hayek, Mahershala Ali, and Jonathan Majors. It seems to be moving further in this direction with the inclusion of Megan Thee Stallion in the universe.
Marvel studios majorly enhanced the diversity in the MCU with the release of Black Panther. It became the first MCU movie to be headlined by a black actor, Chadwick Boseman, and to feature a mostly black cast.
Megan Thee Stallion joins the MCU
Rumors of the famous rapper joining MCU had been going on for some time and now have been confirmed. The 27-year-old confirmed the role during a profile with The Cut, moving further in her goal of entering the film industry.
Fans expect the rapper to feature in the She-Hulk series due to stunt performer Marché Day letting it slip in her resume, describing herself as the stunt double for Megan Thee Stallion in the show. She has been theorized to portray a version of herself in future episodes of She-Hulk.
WAP singer was inspired by Queen Latifah and Ice Cube
In the interview with The Cut, Megan Thee Stallion also spoke about the direction she wants to take with her future, noting her interest in the film industry. She mentioned Queen Latifah and Ice Cube as her inspiration, considering the manner in which they entered the film industry, she stated:
“When I look at them, it inspires me to take it further than just music… I don’t feel like I’m only going to be an actress — I feel like I’m also going to be a director and I’m also going to be a producer.”
Despite nearly tripling her net worth in two years, soaring at $8 million, the singer has expressed her ambitions in entering the film industry as she also announced her role in A24’s musical comedy Fucking Identical Twins.
Source: The Cut