Keke Palmer reveals that she is totally open to playing X-Men Rogue in an upcoming Marvel film after a fan suggested she should play the mutant role.
Nope star, Keke Palmer shows her support to a marvel fan who suggested that Keke should be cast as the X-Men's Rogue in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
A viral TikTok from @jacobfordrigway explained that the X-Men hero would be a good vehicle for her to showcase some of that personality. In the minute long-clip, the avid Marvel fan pitches the idea of having Keke Palmer play the X-Men film character, Rogue, should Marvel Entertainment decide to cast the character for an upcoming addition to the franchise and Keke is completely down for it.
The TikToker says the character of Rogue would align well with “Keke’s personality, which is what makes her a fun, watchable actor.” He adds, “If you want her to really deliver a powerhouse lead, she’s got to have room to play in that role. There’s only one way I can think of to give her that fun, boisterous role that she thrives in, while also pissing a bunch of people off.” He concludes, “let her be Rogue. Let her wear Daisy Dukes and throw a truck at Carol Danvers. Let her save me from the metro train.”
Keke shared this video along with the caption "Come on agentttttttt." Which clearly showed her interest in the same. Rogue was previously portrayed by Academy Award-winning actress Anna Paquin in Fox's X-Men movies.
The clip was later uploaded to Twitter by user @planetfrosts, and has amassed 1.7 million views to date.
Over the last few months, more than a handful of Hollywood megastars have addressed the idea of possibly playing major mutant roles when they do make their way into the larger MCU. This includes Top Gun: Maverick's Glen Powell potentially looking at the team's leader, Cyclops, and The Little Mermaid's Halle Bailey recently revealed that she'd love the chance to play Storm when the time comes.
Nah, I got a better one for Ms. Palmer pic.twitter.com/zaFWEwmmkW— Prodigy's Lawyer (@KingsEffect) September 14, 2022
Created by writer Chris Claremont and artist Michael Golden, Rogue first debuted in 1981's Avengers Annual #10 by Marvel Comics. Initially appearing as a villain, the character soon became associated with the superhero team the X-Men and is now considered one of its most prominent members. The character's mutant abilities allow her to absorb and sometimes remove the memories, physical strength, and superpowers of anyone she touches. While Rogue has been featured in several X-Men animated series and video games, she is mostly known for her starring role in the original live-action X-Men film series, where she was portrayed by Anna Paquin.