AceShowbiz - Janelle Monae wants to take over the role of Storm in the "X-Men" movie franchise.
The singer and actress created her 2018 album "Dirty Computer" in Atlanta, Georgia at the same time Ryan Coogler was filming his Marvel superhero movie Black Panther there - and reveals that spending time with its stars, like close pal Lupita Nyong'o, gave her a taste for comic book movies.
However, it's the role made famous by Halle Berry she's really got her eye on, telling Empire magazine, "I definitely have thrown it out there. One of my dreams has always been to play Storm."
Storm, like the rest of the "X-Men" is a Marvel character, the mutant heroes have been kept apart from the main Marvel Cinematic Universe due to rights issues - which now could be resolved by Marvel Studios' parent firm Disney's purchase of 21st Century Fox.
The star says she'd love to see a Black Panther X-Men crossover, adding, "I don't know if she comes in Black Panther, but it would be a dream to have her in it. I don't know where they are with that."
The actress currently in place as Storm is Alexandra Shipp, who played a younger version of the weather-altering mutant in the last two "X-Men" movies - but Janelle wants to be next in line.
"A lot of women have played Storm and they've done an exceptional job, and I would love to be in that line of artists and get to do Storm justice," she explains.