We’re not sure yet if Keke Palmer will have the opportunity to officially play the character Rogue in a Marvel Studios production. However, she made quite an impression by dressing up as the beloved X-Men character during the Halloween weekend, showcasing her own interpretation of Rogue.
Palmer took to Twitter and shared a series of photos showcasing her impressive Rogue cosplay. Alongside the photos, she wrote, “You asked for it…” The first image serves as a poster for a make-believe movie called X-Men Origins: Rogue, followed by a picture of Palmer embodying Rogue triumphantly standing over a defeated Sentinel. The third photo captures her floating above the city, and the fourth and final image displays her seated on a fighter jet. Additionally, Palmer posted a humorous video on Instagram, complete with special effects, showcasing her portrayal of Rogue.
You had a request…. pic.twitter.com/qKGrlJd1ii— Keke Palmer (@KekePalmer) October 30, 2022
Keke Palmer Goes Rogue
Since The Walt Disney Company acquired 21st Century Fox in 2019, Marvel Studios has been gradually incorporating mutants into the Marvel Cinematic Universe. As a result, there has been considerable speculation about potential actors for new X-Men movies and related projects. Recently, a Marvel fan suggested that Palmer would be a fitting choice to portray Rogue in the MCU. In response, Palmer playfully replied with “Come on agentttttttt,” indicating her interest in the role.
Recently, when asked if her desire to portray Rogue had resulted in any discussions with Marvel Studios, Palmer playfully responded, “That’s confidential, sugar,” playfully mimicking Rogue’s distinct southern accent. “Nah, just kidding. I’m not sure. What I do know is that the fans keep me busy with all the online bookings, honey. I have gigs lined up every week. So, if we’re throwing Marvel into the mix, hey, let’s go for it. I’m all set to take on the role of Rogue.”
Anna Marie, also known as Rogue, was created by Chris Claremont and Michael Golden and made her first appearance in Avengers Annual #10 in 1981. Initially, she was introduced as a member of the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants but later became a beloved member of the X-Men. In the live-action X-Men film franchise by 20th Century Fox, a version of Rogue named Marie D’Ancanto was portrayed by Anna Paquin. Paquin played the character in multiple films, including X-Men (2000), X2 (2003), X-Men: The Last Stand (2006), and X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014). Although Rogue’s role was reduced to a cameo in the theatrical version of Days of Future Past, she had a more significant presence in the alternate version known as the Rogue Cut.
Currently, it has been confirmed that Ryan Reynolds will return as Deadpool and Hugh Jackman will reprise his role as Wolverine in Marvel Studios’ upcoming MCU film Deadpool 3, set for release in 2024. However, the future of other characters from the Fox X-Men Universe in the MCU is uncertain. It’s worth noting that Marvel Studios has previously fulfilled fan wishes by casting actors suggested by fans, such as John Krasinski as Reed Richards/Mister Fantastic in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. Therefore, there is a possibility that fan castings for other mutants could become a reality in the future.