Following her departure from Captain Marvel, actress DeWanda Wise has expressed interest in playing another Marvel Comics character: Storm.
Wise, who joined Captain Marvel in January, was forced to drop out of the Marvel Studios film because of scheduling conflicts with her Netflix series She's Gotta Have It. The Spike Lee series was renewed earlier this year for a second season, and appears to be going back in front of the camera soon, leaving the actress to exit what would have been her biggest feature role to date. However, she's seems to be keeping an eye out for other potential superhero movie roles.
In an Instagram post that's since been deleted, Wise responded to apparent direct messages from fans calling for her to play the popular X-Man. "Per your DMs, I too would love to play Storm," she wrote. "Even though that's totally not a thing (yet). So feel free to spam Marvel accounts."
Disney is in the process of acquiring most of 21st Century Fox's key assets, which will bring the X-Men and Fantastic Four to Marvel Studios. However, as Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige has stated repeatedly, it's far too early to begin thinking about those characters joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The problem is that, although Disney and Fox have agreed to a deal, the merger needs to be approved by federal regulators, which could take at least 12 months. Given that the deal was only announced in December, we're still quite a ways off from any X-Men casting for the MCU, and, well, Fox already has a Storm with young actress Alexandra Shipp.
The biggest takeaway here, however, is that Wise is still eager to join the MCU.