The Marvel Cinematic Universe alone has 20 films and hundreds of characters. Between them, the DC Extended Universe and the X-Men Cinematic Universe (it can even be called that), it feels like there has been virtually no stone unturned in terms of actors being used. If you can think of an actor’s name, there’s a good chance that actor has made an appearance in one of the many films — hell, there are some who have double or even triple-dipped in different worlds.
Zazie Beetz is an actress who recently made her comic book debut as the fan-favorite character Domino. As it turns out, Domino wasn’t the first character she auditioned for, as the actress revealed to an audience at her Q&A at Ace Comic-Con Chicago. You can check out Beetz’s exact quote down below:
“When I was a kid, I remember, in terms of characters, people would always be like, ‘You should be Storm.’ I auditioned for young Storm, actually, and I didn’t get it. Growing up I always had an association with her. I mean, obviously, because being a young black woman, that was the one I associated with. But I think that would have been a little fantasy of mine to do that and sort of a nostalgic thing for me to try. So yeah, I’d say Storm.”
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As we know, the role ended up going to Alexandra Shipp, and while X-Men: Apocalypse didn’t turn out so well, I don’t think many had problems with Shipp’s portrayal of the beloved X-Men character. As it stands, it looks like everything turned out for the best. We have a solid Storm going forward, and perhaps most importantly, we have a solid Domino X-Force.
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