Black Panther: Wakanda Forever Fan Art Imagines Michaela Coel As X-Men Storm

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The Marvel Cinematic Universe has grown into a behemoth franchise over the past decade and change of filmmaking. But certain properties have become fan favorites, especially Ryan Coogler’s Black Panther. The sequel Wakanda Forever is currently in active development, with I May Destroy You star Michaela Coel joining the cast for an unspecified role. Some Black Panther 2 fan art imagines Coel playing beloved X-Men Storm, and wow.

Sicne Disney acquired 20th Century Fox and its properties, fans have been patiently waiting for mutants to join the Marvel Cinematic Universe. It’s unclear if/when this might happen, but one popular fan theory is that Storm could pop up in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. With Michaela Coel cast in a mysterious role, the X-Men fan art has started rolling in. Check it out below.

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I mean, how awesome is that? Here we can see just how badass Michaela Coel could look like as Storm in the MCU. This should make the wait till her Black Panther: Wakanda Forever character is revealed all the more painful. Because who doesn’t want to see Storm show up Wakanda?

The above image comes to us from Twitter, and is only one of many pieces of Black Panther: Wakanda Forever fan art that have popped up since Michaela Coel was announced as a newcomer. She’ll be joining an outstanding ensemble crafted by Ryan Coogler and company. Although just how Coel will play remains a mystery.

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As previously mentioned, there’s more than one awesome rendering of Michaela Coel as Storm in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. And while there’s a distinct chance that she’ll be playing another role altogether, comic book fans are keeping their fingers crossed for the X-Men’s elemental powerhouse.

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Another killer rendering of Michaela Coel as Storm. Regardless of whether or not she plays the fan favorite X-Man in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, her casting is a thrilling update about the developing sequel. Marvel security is notoriously tight, but everyone involved has praised the vision for the project.

The cast and crew have the difficult cast of continuing the movie’s narrative without the late Chadwick Boseman and his protagonist T’Challa. Ryan Coogler has called this the most difficult task of his professional life, for good reason. Still, the fan excitement and outstanding talents involved are sure to make Black Panther: Wakanda Forever a hit.

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is currently set to arrive in theaters on July 8th, 2022. In the meantime, check out the 2021 movie release dates to plan your next movie experience.

Corey Chichizola
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Corey was born and raised in New Jersey. Double majored in theater and literature during undergrad. After working in administrative theater for a year in New York, he started as the Weekend Editor at CinemaBlend. He's since been able to work himself up to reviews, phoners, and press junkets-- and is now able to appear on camera with some of his favorite actors... just not as he would have predicted as a kid.