DeWanda Wise (She's Gotta Have It) dropped out of Captain Marvel, but she has her eyes set on Storm if the mutant ever joins the MCU. With Captain Marvel on the verge of entering production, news is finally starting to pour in regarding Marvel's first female-led solo film. Although fans got a sneak peak at Captain Marvel's costume earlier this year thanks to some initial shooting, the film will finally start rolling cameras later this month. And when it does, potentially more set photos and plot information may arrive.
So far, it's already known that Captain Marvel is the first hero Nick Fury meets and that the story, which is set in the 1990s, will tackle some big events - from Fury's early days with S.H.I.E.L.D. to the Kree-Skrull War, to the birth of one of the MCU's earliest heroes. But there was also a big shakeup behind the scenes recently. DeWanda Wise left Captain Marvel, in which she was presumably going to play Monica Rambeau - one of the many people who carried the name Captain Marvel, but she's had other names as well, such as Photon and Spectrum. Even though Wise is no longer slated to appear in the MCU, that doesn't mean she no longer wants to play a superhero.
In a recent post to Instagram (which CBR nabbed via screenshot), DeWanda Wise said that she's definitely interested in playing Storm in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but she knows that's not possible... yet. Take a look:
Disney announced plans to acquire 20th Century Fox for over $52 billion in stock this past December, but it's going to take some time before Fox's assets, particularly the X-Men and Fantastic Four, integrate into Disney's pre-established franchises such as the MCU. Plus, Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige previously stated the Fox/Disney deal won't affect the MCU films already in the works. After all, Avengers 4 is already finished and Captain Marvel and Spider-Man: Homecoming 2 start up soon. The logistics of working in the X-Men and the Fantastic Four would be difficult at best. Not to mention, the deal most likely won't be finalized until next year. Until then, Alexandra Shipp will continue playing the weather-controlling mutant in Fox's X-Men franchise.
Of course, comic book fans would love to Storm in Black Panther 2, as T'Challa and Ororo Munroe have a long and complex relationship that could be intriguing to explore in the MCU. While it was disappointing to see Wise exit Captain Marvel, her potentially Storm could be the perfect way for the actress to still play a powerful superhero for Marvel. As for the big role Wise left behind, Marvel already cast Lashana Lynch in Wise's place shortly after her departure due to scheduling conflicts. For Wise's part, she seems perfectly happy to swap Captain Marvel for Storm.
- Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019) release date: Jul 02, 2019
- Captain Marvel (2019) release date: Mar 08, 2019
- Avengers: Infinity War / The Avengers 3 (2018) release date: Apr 27, 2018
- The Avengers 4 / Avengers: Endgame (2019) release date: Apr 26, 2019
- Ant-Man & The Wasp (2018) release date: Jul 06, 2018