AMERICAN GODS Actress Yetide Badaki Is Campaigning To Play Storm In Marvel's X-MEN Reboot

AMERICAN GODS Actress Yetide Badaki Is Campaigning To Play Storm In Marvel's X-MEN Reboot AMERICAN GODS Actress Yetide Badaki Is Campaigning To Play Storm In Marvel's X-MEN Reboot

We know it's only a matter of time before Marvel Studios begins to introduce X-Men characters to the MCU, and American Gods actress Yetide Badaki (Bilquis) has now thrown her hat in the ring to play Storm.

By MarkCassidy - Jul 25, 2019 06:07 PM EST
Filed Under: X-Men
We're still not sure when or how Marvel Studios will begin to integrate 20th Century Fox's (former) stable of Marvel characters into the MCU, but we do know that a lot of popular and iconic characters are going to be introduced to that massive movie universe, which obviously opens Hollywood's door to a wide variety of juicy roles.

One actress who has decided to "shoot her shot" and be very proactive in campaigning for the part of the X-Men's resident weather witch Ororo Monroe/Storm is America Gods standout Yetide Badaki.

The Nigerian-born actress, who plays Bilquis on the Starz show, sent out the following Tweet to Marvel, Disney, Kevin Feige and others, while also tagging Black Panther director Ryan Coogler.

If you've seen American Gods you'll know how talented Badaki is, and her Tweet suggests that she's a fan of the character. Granted, it's pretty rare that an actor will land a role they've directly campaigned for, but it has been known to happen.

Do you guys think Yetide would make a good Storm? Drop us a comment down below.
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SonOfAGif - 7/25/2019, 6:32 PM
I could see it. As long as they make her an omega level mutant
comicfan100 - 7/25/2019, 7:09 PM
@SonOfAGif - She's officially one now
lvcl - 7/26/2019, 9:43 AM
@SonOfAGif -

She is beautiful and could fit with the character.
Yes, I like her as Storm.
Storm is much more than we saw at the Fox movies.

Her origins in Cairo as a thief and Professor Xavier saving her from Farouk (Shadow King)

Being a Goddess for some african tribes and giving them rain for the harvests

Her relationship with BLACK PANTHER in Africa

...and their son...

And finaly being recruited for the X-MEN for saving the original team from Krakoa

And becoming the leader of the X-Men when Cyclops left the team

STORM could get her own origin movie or tv series
KINGPEN266FBA - 7/25/2019, 6:35 PM don't see it PASS
KWilly - 7/25/2019, 6:38 PM
Off topic, but Dylan Sprouse said on Twitter he REALLY wants to play The Human Torch. Like he'll do anything he can to get that part.

Nice to see these actors on their knees trying to get in the MCU, but I don't know about that.
Talontd - 7/25/2019, 6:44 PM

JohnnyStorm - 7/25/2019, 6:45 PM
I haven't really ever sat back and deeply thought on my ideal cast for mcus X-Men, but right off the top mark strong as prof x, taron egerton as Wolverine. That's all I've got rn
Steel86 - 7/25/2019, 7:55 PM
@JohnnyStorm - Ralph Fiennes- Professor X, Armie Hammer- Cyclops, Karen Gillan- Jean Grey, Hailee Steinfeld- Rogue, Taron as Wolverine, Dylan O'Brien- Iceman, Gaspard Ulliel- Gambit and Daniel Craig as Magneto. Had Lupita as Storm but she's taken. I know Karen is Nebula but only fanboys would know that. General public wouldn't.
JohnnyStorm - 7/25/2019, 8:09 PM
@Steel86 - cristoph waltz as magneto
Steel86 - 7/25/2019, 8:19 PM
@JohnnyStorm - What about Cristoph as Mr. Sinister
JohnnyStorm - 7/25/2019, 8:30 PM
@Steel86 - I feel like it's going to be alloooong time before we see Mr Sinister on the big screen...if ever
RolandD - 7/26/2019, 8:31 AM
@Steel86 - Doesn’t matter if the GA knows or not about Karen Gillan. She won’t look at all the same and that’s what matters. I could deal with her as Jean.
Ha1frican - 7/26/2019, 4:08 PM
@JohnnyStorm - I just cant get down with Egerton as Logan. He should at the very least be in his mid 40's the dude is over a hundred years old at this point and his age is important imo, if he looks 25 and hes that old he might as well be immortal. You need someone older and someone gruffer imo
JohnnyStorm - 7/26/2019, 7:35 PM
@Ha1frican - with the right amount of scruff he would look like he's in his 30s. Which is where I would have it, keep in mind it'll prolly be 5 more years or maybe more before he actually starts filming. 40s is too much, wolverine doesn't age. if they were going to do that might as well kept Jackman.
SummersEssex - 7/25/2019, 6:49 PM
What if she were introduced through black panther 2? And what if they introduced several leading x-men characters as adults through other MCU properties, and once we’re introduced to them, a new Xavier comes forward with his original team of 5 to bring in these rogue mutants and the only reason they didn’t come forward before was because they were so few, but now they have the means and reason to come forward in the public eye? Then we don’t have to deal with multiverse nonsense.
Steel86 - 7/25/2019, 7:32 PM
@SummersEssex - Its funny because Lupita was my pick for Storm before she was in black panther. Thought it would be cool if she was introduced in his movie.
Roodi - 7/25/2019, 6:53 PM
@Roodi - oh [frick] off. I've never been able to successfully add a pic or gif.
E4Nigma - 7/25/2019, 6:56 PM
@Roodi -

Here you go.

JohnnyStorm - 7/25/2019, 6:57 PM
@Roodi - idk bout pics, but gifs...Google one open image in new tab, then open that image in new tab. Copy the URL n post it here in the comment box. Make sure the very end of the URL is .gif or it won't work
JohnnyStorm - 7/25/2019, 6:59 PM
@E4Nigma - lol
Tonic24k - 7/26/2019, 6:36 AM
@Roodi - ^ Correct. You just have to paste the URL to the image or gif. If you right click it choose "copy link address" instead of copy image. Or you can "open image in new tab" and you'll see the link in the address bar and you'll be able to see the ".jpg" or ".gif" at the end of the URL.
SabreToof - 7/25/2019, 6:53 PM
She's too old. She's like 10 years older than Scarlet Witch who's part of the first generation of X-men characters.
inkniron - 7/25/2019, 8:46 PM
@Skinwalker - I agree but don't go throwing age and logic out as reasons around here. You'd think I insulted some's mothers when I expressed what I thought were the logical ages for F4.
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