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PASADENA, CALIFORNIA - FEBRUARY 22: Janelle Monáe speaks onstage during the 51st NAACP Image Awards, Presented by BET, at Pasadena Civic Auditorium on February 22, 2020 in Pasadena, California.

In a recent interview, Janelle Monae revealed that her dream “has always been to play Storm,” the member of the X-Men, who was played by Halle Berry, and later Alexandra Shipp in the X-Men films.

“I definitely have thrown it out there,” the singer and actress said. “I don’t know if she comes in Black Panther, but it would be a dream to have her in it.”

“I don’t know where they are with that,” Monae continued.” A lot of women have played Storm and they’ve done an exceptional job, and I would love to be in that line of artists and get to do Storm justice.”

Disney now has a license to incorporate characters from the X-Men and Fantastic Four franchises after recently acquiring 20th Century Fox. Black Panther‘s T’Challa and Storm’s Ororo Munroe were childhood friends who eventually parted ways to unite their respective factions in the Marvel Comics universe.

The two were romantically connected and even married at one point. So there might be room for Storm in the forthcoming Black Panther 2. 

Glennisha Morgan is a Detroit-bred multimedia journalist and writer. She writes about intersectionality, hip-hop, pop culture, queer issues, race, feminism, and her truth. Follow her on Twitter @GlennishaMorgan.