Keke Palmer Leans Into X-Men Fan Casting With Incredible Rogue Cosplay

Keke Palmer Leans Into X-Men Fan Casting With Incredible Rogue Cosplay

While it remains to be seen if Keke Palmer will get the chance to play Rogue in an official Marvel Studios production, she certainly made an impact by channeling the fan-favorite X-Man of her own accord this Halloween weekend.

On Twitter, Palmer shared a collection of photos featuring herself in detailed Rogue cosplay. “You had a request…,” she wrote. The first photo acts as a poster for a fictional movie titled X-Men Origins: Rogue, while the second sees Palmer-as-Rogue stepping on the head of a defeated Sentinel. The third photo sees her floating above the city, while the fourth and final photo features her perched on a fighter jet. Palmer also posted a humorous, special effects-heavy video of herself as Rogue on Instagram.

Keke Palmer Goes Rogue

With Marvel Studios slowly but surely introducing mutants to the Marvel Cinematic Universe following The Walt Disney Company’s acquisition of 21st Century Fox back in 2019, there has been much speculation regarding who could star in a new X-Men movie and any potential adjacent projects. Just last month, one Marvel fan made the case that Palmer should play the role of Rogue in the MCU, prompting the Scream: Resurrection alum to reply, “Come on agentttttttt.”

Earlier this month, Palmer was asked if her interest in playing Rogue had led to any talks with Marvel Studios. “That’s confidential, sugar,” she joked, referencing Rogue’s signature southern accent. “No, I’m kidding. I don’t know. I just know that the fans, the way that the fans have me booked, honey, online, I got to do a gig every week. So if we’re adding Marvel to it, hey, let’s do it. I’m ready for Rogue.”

Created by Chris Claremont and Michael Golden, Anna Marie/Rogue first appeared in 1981’s Avengers Annual #10. She was originally introduced as a member of the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants, though went on to become a fan-favorite member of the heroic X-Men. A version of Rogue named Marie D’Ancanto was previously played in live-action by Anna Paquin in 20th Century Fox’s X-Men film franchise. Paquin first played Rogue in 2000’s X-Men, subsequently reprising the role in 2003’s X2, 2007’s X-Men: The Last Stand and 2014’s X-Men: Days of Future Past. Paquin’s Rogue had only a cameo in the theatrical cut of Days of Future Past, though had a larger role in the aptly-titled Rogue Cut.

At this stage, Fox X-Men Universe stars Ryan Reynolds and Hugh Jackman are slated to reprise their roles as Deadpool and Wolverine, respectively, in Marvel Studios’ 2024 MCU film Deadpool 3. The on-screen future of the rest of Marvel’s merry mutants, meanwhile, remains up in the air. That said, Marvel Studios has made prominent fan castings a reality before, most notably with John Krasinski stepping into the role of Reed Richards/Mister Fantastic for Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.

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