IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK Star KIKI LAYNE Wants To Be Marvel Studios' STORM

Kiki Layne
Kiki Layne
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If Beale Street Could Talk's breakout star Kiki Layne already has her next role in mind: playing Marvel Comics' Storm. Layne spoke about her ambitions during Sunday's Critics' Choice Awards after being asked if she has a superhero role she'd like to have.

"She was an image of myself, of a powerful chocolate black woman and I just think that’s an amazing image to have and I really want to play Storm," Layne told Variety

"We are actively plotting, actively plotting," the actor added.

Alexandra Shipp has already filmed her second stint as Storm for June 7's Dark Phoenix, however given the impending finalization of Disney's acquisition of 21st Century Fox (and the rights to the X-Men movies) the role could be up to be re-cast soon.

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