Atlanta star Zazie Beetz joined the X-Men universe earlier this year with her role as Domino in 20th Century Fox’s blockbuster sequel Deadpool 2, but it seems she could have found herself portraying a different character in the mutant superhero franchise, having auditioned for the role of Storm in 2016’s X-Men: Apocalypse.
“When I was a kid, I remember, in terms of characters, people would always be like, ‘You should be Storm,’” said Beetz during an appearance at Chicago’s ACE Comic-Con when asked if there are any other Marvel character she’d like to play. “I auditioned for young Storm, actually, and I didn’t get it. Growing up I always had an association with her. I mean, obviously, because being a young black woman, that was the one I associated with. But I think that would have been a little fantasy of mine to do that and sort of a nostalgic thing for me to try. So yeah, I’d say Storm.”
The role of Storm in Apocalypse ultimately went to Alexandra Shipp, who also made a very brief cameo appearance in Deadpool 2. Beetz – who is currently filming DC Films’ Joker movie – could potentially have another shot at Storm however, if and when Marvel reboots the X-Men as part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe following Disney’s Fox acquisition.
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