The character Storm Reid, star of A Wrinkle in Time as well as the Invisible Man, envisions playing in the Marvel Cinematic Universe as an essential X-Men member. Reid first gained notoriety for her role as Emily in 12 Years a Slave before making a comeback as Meg in A Wrinkle in Time in 2018. Reid continued acting after that, making appearances in The Bravest Knight and The Suicide Squad before rising to fame in Euphoria. The young actor, who will soon play Riley Abel, a pivotal character in The Last of Us, is now prepared to join the MCU.
Since Disney purchased 21st Century Fox, Marvel Studios has reclaimed the rights to the X-Men, allowing the company’s mutant heroes to finally start appearing alongside characters like Ms. Marvel and Doctor Strange. The MCU’s X-Men are poised to be very different after Professor X’s appearance in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, as variants frequently feature new actors, as Loki demonstrates. Reid made sure to put herself forward as a potential X-Men movie star in an interview with ComicBook.com as the MCU had the chance to assemble a new cast of X-Men. See what she said below:
“I mean, I think it would be fitting to play Storm. I mean why not? But, you know, in a perfect world.”
Explained: Storm Portrayals In Other Live-Action X-Men Films
If Reid does take on the role of Storm in the MCU, she will join Halle Berry & Alexandra Shipp as Storm’s on-screen counterparts. Sadly, despite being an important X-Men member, Storm has never been the main character in an X-Men movie. Instead, she is usually relegated to supporting roles, with Professor X, Wolverine, Magneto, and Mystique taking the lead. She fared better in the world of animation, where Iona Morris & Alison Sealy-Smith portrayed her in X-Men: The Animated Series. Storm will once again be portrayed by Sealy-Smith in X-Men ’97, Marvel’s continuation of X-Men: The Animated Series, although information regarding an MCU actor hasn’t yet been made public.
In What Way Will The X-Men Join The MCU?
When the X-Men do finally join the MCU, it will be challenging to do so without either exploiting the ongoing multiverse saga or providing a compelling reason for the X-Men to completely disregard a number of global crises. While Kamala Khan and Namor have provided hints that mutants may exist, it is unknown how many mutants there are or why it took so long for Kamala’s X-gene to manifest. Whatever form the mutants take when they do, it will have to explain those problems away. It’s difficult to understand why such significant characters have remained silent for so long, despite the fact that Marvel producer Nate Moore has discussed the X-Men and even did hint that Storm & Bishop will be at the center of the MCU’s X-Men.
Whether Marvel’s X-Men will be broadcast on television or in theaters is still up in the air. the exception of a few Easter eggs and cameo appearances in She-Hulk: Attorney at Law & Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, Marvel Studios has been coy about their plans for the team. Over the course of the following two phases, a number of Marvel productions will be active at any given time due to the ongoing MCU multiverse saga. However, while Phase 5 is largely planned out, Phase 6 still has a lot of open slots on its schedule of confirmed MCU films and TV shows. As Kevin Feige has hinted, if the X-Men do show up soon, it will probably be in Phase 6 of the MCU, so Reid still has time to land the part of Storm or another member of the group.