Zazie Beetz is determined to have a standout comic-book role that follows in the footsteps of Hugh Jackman as Wolverine, Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man, and Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman.
In an interview, the actress made it clear that she still is open to portraying the X-Men member Storm as the characters move into the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Apparently back when auditions were underway for the 2016 X-Men: Apocalypse, Beetz was one of the actresses who auditioned for the role of the weather witch mutant but lost out to Alexandra Shipp.
Beetz however earned a great consolation prize from losing out on the role as she went on to be cast in Deadpool 2 as the Mutant Domino alongside Ryan Reynolds as the titular Merc with the Mouth and Josh Brolin as the time-travelling Cable.
Zazie Beetz has also this year co-starred in the recent $1billion DC juggernaut Joker as Arthur Fleck’s love interest.
While her roles in the two comic-book movies may not have been the spotlight roles she wanted, the two movies are credited as two of the highest-grossing R-rated movies of all-time.
The X-Men have had 19 years under Fox’s ownership. The original trilogy was starred by Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen and Hugh Jackman. The prequel trilogy, on the other hand, is with James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender and Jennifer Lawrence.
The last instalment, Dark Phoenix was released earlier this year and became the lowest-earning instalment in the franchise.
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Now with Disney having the rights to the Mutants again, it’s only a matter of time before the fan-favourite X-Men make their way into the MCU. Could Storm, potentially portrayed by Zazie Beetz, make her MCU debut in Black Panther 2?
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