Disney has put forward a deal worth around £80million [$100 million], which will secure Beyoncé for three major projects, including the Black Panther sequel.”. Copyright © 2020 Femestella. Those who are lighter tend to have more Eurocentric features and are therefore considered more attractive and marketable. The articles on Fortress of Solitude are written by a group of talented, professional and experienced freelance writers, all experts and leaders in their various fields. She’s worked on a number of projects for them, including voicing Nala in the reboot of The Lion King, and now they’re keen to secure her for more projects. And according to the internet, she’s adding another element of awesomeness to her resume. She might be playing the weather-controlling mutant, Storm. 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Black Panther 2 is slated for release in either 2020 or 2021, and according to Nerdbot, mutant badass Ororo Munroe, aka Storm, is expected to be the first X-Men character to make an appearance in the MCU. Responding to the suggestion, Nathalie tweeted, “Nah that part has to go to an even more melanated sister.”. If the studio does decide to move in this direction, it will be a turning point for the MCU, as T’Challa and Storm were married and ruled Wakanda together. ‘Black Panther’ Ruth E. Carter on the Daunting Task of Creating the Looks of Wakanda. Fansites, forums and blogs went on to share the story and social media did the rest. Unfortunately for Beyoncé fans, there’s a good possibility that neither option is true. So when I auditioned for the role, I wasn’t like, ‘Oh man, I’m not dark enough.’ I was like, ‘Finally, this is my moment.'”. That was really challenging, to make that decision, but I have no regrets. It’s a tired idea that has roots in slavery and colonization and the fact that Hollywood doesn’t seem to care is gross. Before Letitia Wright was cast as Shuri in Black Panther, actress Amandla Stenberg was close to getting the role. For any black girl, for there to be a black superhero, we picture them looking like us. In past film installments, Storm was portrayed by Halle Berry and most recently, Alexandra Shipp, with the latter being the more controversial of the two. Colorism is the mentality that lighter skin minorities receive more privileges than their darker skinned peers. ‘Black Panther 2’: Will They Finally Cast a Dark-Skin Actress to Play Storm? “Beyoncé has become a major player for Disney and is the perfect fit for their brand. Shipp has been extremely tone-deaf about fans’ beliefs that Storm should be played by a dark-skin woman. In mainstream media, light-skinned actors and actresses are always cast as love interests or shown in a positive light, while those of a darker complexion are often seen as ghetto or less intelligent. Your email address will not be published. This obviously isn’t the actresses faults but rather it continues to highlight colorism in Hollywood. When rumours of the singer being “in talks” with Marvel to work on Black Panther 2 started to make the rounds, fans were dying to know if Queen B will be cast as a superhero, or if she’s going to contribute musically. It was a time when Black people were embracing their African heritage, wearing African patterns, learning about the diaspora, and giving the finger to Eurocentric beauty standards. Required fields are marked *. Beyoncé has cemented her place in pop culture with her award-winning music and iconic performances. For MCU nerds, the acquisition of 20th Century means one thing: the X-Men are coming, and sooner than you think. 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