With a recent report from ComicBook.com—via the Daily Star—about Marvel reaching out to Beyonce about a possible role in Marvel’s up-coming Phase III slate of movies, I feel that she would be the perfect replacement of long-time X-Men actress Halle Berry as Storm.
While some may think it may seem unfeasible that Marvel would even consider severing ties with the Academy Award-winning actress, with rumors per DishNation.com of Berry being “shocked and hurt” that he screen time was serious cut in the recent “X-Men: Days Of Futures Past”, and Marvel may in fact consider going in a different direction entirely.
This wouldn’t be the first time that Marvel has re-cast a veteran actress, as they recast Jennifer Lawrence for the role of Mystique, that was previously held by Rebecca Romijn. Obviously, this was due in part to the X-Men reboot and the need for younger characters for the sake of continuity, but if Marvel were to re-cast and replace Berry with Beyonce, it would not be unprecedented.
With the recent Chadwick Boseman-‘Black Panther’ movie set to be one of the major tentpoles in Marvel’s Phase III due to open in 2017, the need for a younger Storm—as she and T’Challa do eventually marry—then, if I were a betting man, that would be the role that Marvel is likely going to approach the former Destiny’s Child singer about.
While it may seem to be a reach now due to the very sticky issue of 20th Century Fox owning the rights to the X-Men and Marvel recently being acquired by Disney, but if the aforementioned reports of Berry being unhappy are true and Beyonce being approached, it wouldn’t be all too shocking if there’s a new storm coming soon to the Marvel Cinematic Universe.