Is Aja Naomi King Set To Play Storm In Black Panther 2?
There's a blockbuster rumor on the horizon in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. According to a rumor started on Twitter and spread on Reddit, actress Aja Naomi King is slated to play Storm in the upcoming Black Panther 2 movie.
The information came from a Twitter account "Red Neighbor," and it pointed out that Aja, who is famous for her interventions in How To Get Away With Murder, is in the lead for the role.
But she's not the only actress up for the role. Actress Nicole Beharie is also being considered. And surprisingly, she's the actress that Black Panther star Chadwick Boseman prefers.
The Storm character is scheduled to appear in Black Panther 2 , the long-awaited sequel to the superhero born in Wakanda .
Here's some history on Black Panther and Storm
T’Challa and Ororo first met when they were both children. After Ororo’s parents were killed in Cairo, she was left alone to wander the desert. She spent some time as a pickpocket, forced to steal by Achmed El Gibár. Then she left Cairo in search of her mother’s homeland in Kenya. While on her travels, she came across T’Challa –heir to the throne of Wakanda — who was being kidnapped. Using her newly developed weather controlling powers, she rescued him. The pair had an instant chemistry and became friends. Star Wanderer
T’Challa and Storm went their separate ways and both joined The Avengers and the X-Men, respectively. Their busy schedules kept them apart most of the time, until T’Challa decided it was time to get married.
In 2006, in Black Panther Volume 4: #14 and #15, T’Challa took a knee and proposed to Storm. Storm lamented her heartbreak of being separated from him as child and then said yes to his proposal.