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Keke Palmer Confirms Her Interest In MCU’s X-Men Rogue Role

Keke Palmer confirms her interest in portraying the MCU version of X-Men’s Rogue after fans have expressed their hope that she will take the role.

Keke Palmer Focuses on Marvel Fans’ Hopes She Will Play X-Men‘s Rogue when the team of mutants debuts, showing that she is interested in taking on the role. Palmer recently played Emerald “Em” Haywood in Jordan Peele’s 2022 sci-fi horror film, no. While the X-Men have yet to debut in the MCU, recent productions have included: Mrs. Marvel introduced mutants to the franchise and laid the foundation for the team’s appearance.


With the ability to absorb powers and memories from others, Rogue ran away from home and was soon discovered by Mystique and Destiny, who recruited her to the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants. Despite initially being an opponent of the Avengers and X-Men, the young mutant would eventually join the X-Men and become one of their most powerful and popular members while taking on a more heroic role. As mutantkind slowly emerges into the MCU through little nods, and both Ryan Reynolds and Hugh Jackman ready to play Deadpool and Wolverine in Deadpool 3Many viewers are anticipating the debut of Charles Xavier’s team of heroic students in the franchise, with Palmer becoming a favorite of the audience to take on the role of Rogue. After much discussion on social media, no star has finally weighed in on her popular fancasting.

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In an interview with, Palmer is asked if Marvel has been in touch following online discussions. Palmer’s response is hesitant, but indicates she’s definitely willing to talk to Marvel about joining the X-Men. Check out Palmer’s full response below:

“That’s confidential, honey. No, I’m kidding. I don’t know. I just know that the fans, the way the fans booked me, honey, online, I have to do a gig every week. So if we add Marvel, hey, let’s do it. I’m ready for Rogue.”

Why Keke Palmer would be a great villain

After Palmer responded enthusiastically to her Rogue fancasting, no star quickly became a crowd favorite to take on the role of Rogue in the MCU, with plenty of fan art portraying her as the X-Men hero. Rogue’s story is one of the most extensively developed arcs in the comics, meaning she’s gone through a lot of changes during her lifetime. Palmer has already proven that she has incredible reach in her career, taking on a wide variety of roles in many genres, including comedy-horror in scream queen and crime drama in Hustlers. As such, Palmer could easily portray the character throughout her journey, from the lost isolated young girl to the outgoing powerhouse of the X-Men, capturing Rogue’s complex growth as a person.

Of Mrs. Marvel‘s X-Men kink and Tenoch Huerta confirm Namor’s mutated heritage ahead of the character’s debut in Black Panther: Wakanda Foreverthe MCU is slowly laying the foundation for the X-Men to make himself known to Earth-616. As such, many speculate as to who might take on those roles. While Palmer states that no talks have yet taken place with Marvel Studios, it’s worth considering the hype surrounding her interest, as the studio has previously fulfilled fans’ desire to have John Krasinski as Mr. Fantastic to see in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. With Palmer reaffirming her interest in portraying Rogue in the MCU, Marvel Studios may once again choose the public’s favorite pick.

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