‘Black Panther 2’ to Plant Seeds For Storm & Wolverine Romance within the MCU’s Future?

by Jeremy Spirogis
Hugh Jackman and Halle Berry former Wolverine and Storm

With the Fox/Disney merger now behind us, narrative prophecies regarding the introduction of the X-Men into the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) proceed to run amok. Will Professor Xavier be part of Doctor Strange in helming The Illuminati? Will Psylocke come to play in Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings? Could or not it’s that the Adamantium-clawed Wolverine is already in talks for a return?

Hugh Jackman and Halle Berry former Wolverine and Storm
Hugh Jackman and Halle Berry arrive on the screening of ‘X-Men Origins: Wolverine’| Kevin Winter/Getty Images

And whereas introductions stay fascinating, they don’t all the time communicate to long-term narrative progressions. What will occur as soon as Wolverine is again on the silver display underneath Disney’s umbrella? What would be the subsequent step for mutant-kind as soon as a brand new Magneto — presumably Denzel Washington, in line with latest insider leaks – enters the scuffle slinging steel throughout the surroundings?

Based on just a few latest stories, the MCU could also be planning to depart from Fox’s imaginative and prescient — bringing completely different mutants to the forefront, whereas stressing completely different narratives when diving into the tales of acquainted faces. As for 2 such acquainted faces — Storm and Wolverine — the MCU might look to delve into the comedian e book romance between the 2 paramount mutants. Recent stories recommend that the MCU is cementing the muse for his or her love story.

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The related Storm backstory could also be coming in ‘Black Panther 2’

Recent insider stories from Marvel and DC Insider Mikey Sutton recommend that Marvel is presently eyeing Janelle Monáe to play Storm in Black Panther 2. While Marvel reportedly has just a few completely different names on the checklist, Monáe sits on the prime of the totem pole. 

Given that Ororo Munroe’s (Storm) relationship with T’Challa — their marriage and their eventual divorce — units up her romance with Wolverine, the MCU could also be emulating one comedian e book trajectory fairly carefully. 

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As CBR notes, Wolverine and Jean Grey finally turned their “decades of fighting side-by-side into something much, much more.” While Wolverine is the headmaster of the Jean Grey School, and Storm is taking a break from the X-Men, following the dissolution of her marriage to Black Panther, the 2 strike up a passionate romance. In the comics, their romance blossoms into real love…after which Wolverine dies. As for the final half, hopefully, the MCU tinkers with the narrative. 

Placing Wolverine with Storm would depart from the overdone love triangle with Jean Grey and Cyclops

Considering Ororo Munroe could also be launched in Black Panther 2, and the film might provoke or plant the seeds for a relationship with T’Challa, the start of a long-gestating narrative arc might start. Not to say, Fox already did the entire Wolverine and Jean Grey factor. 

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Wolverine, Jean Grey, and Cyclops preserve a love triangle within the comics, and in Fox’s interpretation. Meaning, if the MCU goes down this path, it is going to really feel like a rehashing. Kevin Feige, when he brings the mutants to his intricate world, won’t scale back himself to mimicry.

Pairing Storm and Wolverine collectively – after the previous suffers heartache — will create robust interpersonal dynamics (which the MCU thrives on), and permit followers who nonetheless keep in mind all the unique X-Men films to see the mutants in a brand new, completely different, and exhilarating gentle.

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