Jenna Ortega is a goth mutant in this fan art.
Jenna Ortega had a pretty impressive breakout year in 2022, appearing in the revived Scream franchise, Ti West’s slasher film X, and the colossally popular Wednesday series on Netflix. With all that going for her right now, it is not out of the question that Marvel Studios would try to enlist her for the X-Men whenever it happens to get around to bringing the mutant team into the MCU. In a piece of fan art on Instagram, digital illustrator Samukarts portrays Jenna Ortega as a new version of Rogue, the power-stealing superhero previously portrayed by Anna Paquin.
The picture of Jenna Ortega as Rogue sees the Netflix star sporting the iconic two-toned hairstyle associated with the character and dark purple lipstick. This version of the mutant hero is wearing a uniform in the style of the X-Men: Evolution animated series, emblazoned with the team logo on her shoulder. Although the character has been depicted in various different ways throughout the franchise’s history, that show portrayed Rogue as a goth teen, which is right on the mark for Jenna Ortega.
Although the actress has been regularly working from a young age and has a whole range of roles under her belt, Jenna Ortega is pretty indelibly associated with goth imagery these days. Much like Christina Ricci before her, Ortega’s role as Wednesday Addams has made her one of the preeminent modern goth idols, so it makes sense that she could play that version of Rogue.
Jenna Ortega as Rogue is pretty great fan-casting for the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but there is no current indication of what mutants will be introduced first when Disney finally gets around to using the X-Men. As of right now, we know that Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine will be joining the MCU for Deadpool 3, so that’s one for certain. Reportedly, Ryan Reynolds is trying to get virtually every actor who appeared in Fox’s X-Men franchise, so it is likely we’ll be seeing a few familiar faces soon.
Anna Paquin is said to be appearing in Deadpool 3, which makes sense considering that her version of Rogue and Wolverine had a deep bond in the previous movies. It would be interesting if we saw a different variant of Rogue along the way, though the likelihood of it being Jenna Ortega is admittedly probably pretty small.
However, if Jenna Ortega wants to get aboard another huge pop culture franchise with Marvel, we would definitely be all for it. Clearly, she’s got the right look for it.