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Nope Star Keke Palmer Wants To Play Rogue of the X-Men in MCU

Nope Star Keke Palmer Wants To Play Rogue of the X-Men in MCU

Although the X-Men may not appear in the MCU for quite some time, the mutants have already been assigned a seat at the table in the coming years. For the time being, though, like with their previous Fox counterparts, The Fantastic Four, fan-casts for the X-Men are pouring in.

Over the past few months, several Hollywood A-listers have spoken out about the possibility of playing important mutant parts in the broader MCU. Nope star Keke Palmer has backed a recent fan’s suggestion that Marvel Studios cast the actor as X-Men Rogue.

Keke Palmer
Keke Palmer

Keke Palmer over playing Rogue in the MCU

Nope actor Keke Palmer took to Twitter to express her thoughts on possibly playing Rogue in the MCU. A fan made a TikTok video supporting the notion of her playing Rogue, which he thought would suit her personality and the part she’s previously loved playing. Palmer captioned this video, “Come on agentttttttt.”

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Rogue debuted in Marvel Comics’ Avengers Annual #10 in 1981, created by writer Chris Claremont and artist Michael Golden. Initially introduced as a villain, the character quickly became connected with the superhero team the X-Men and is now regarded as one of its most significant members. 

The mutant abilities of the character allow her to absorb and sometimes eliminate the memories, physical strength, and capabilities of anybody she comes into contact with. Rogue has appeared in various X-Men animated shows and computer games, but she is best recognized for her prominent role in the original live-action X-Men film series, in which she was played by Anna Paquin.

Anna Paquin as Rogue
Anna Paquin as Rogue

Keke Palmer has the resume to take on whatever role she wants to play in the MCU, and she is at the age where she could stay in the position for a long time if she’s cast quickly. She may also bring a fun Mississippi-based vibe to the role, having played characters with similar traits to Rogue in the past.

Will the X-Men Join the Marvel Slate?

Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige revealed that the X-Men will be completely integrated into the MCU with the announcement of a mutant-centric feature at the 2019 San Diego Comic-Con. While a new X-Men film will not be released in Phase 5 of the MCU, Marvel has begun to integrate mutants into the shared universe, with Kamala Khan/Ms. Marvel confirmed in the Ms. Marvel Season 1 finale as the first official mutant on Earth-616 of the MCU.

Ms. Marvel becomes the first official mutant in the MCU
Ms. Marvel becomes the first official mutant in the MCU

Future MCU productions that contain mutants include Black Panther: Wakanda Forever in 2022, which will star Namor the Sub-Mariner, and Captain America: New World Order in 2024, which has cast Shira Haas as Sabra.

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With the Multiverse Saga still more than three years away, it will likely be a long time before Palmer or any other Hollywood actors get their chance to play the MCU’s X-Men. But, given how hard this actress is already lobbying for it, her name will undoubtedly be mentioned when those discussions begin.

Source: The Direct

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