According to Angelica Ross and her Twitter screenshots, it seems that she tried incredibly hard to make a Black cast-led “American Horror Story” season a reality. She knew who she would’ve liked to work with on it and was eager to iron out the story along with Ryan Murphy. For one reason or another, though, he left her in the dark about the concept’s status. It’s one thing for him to leave her on read without explanation, but the fact that this stalling strained Ross’ talks with Marvel Studios makes this situation a whole lot uglier.
“It’s not JUST that the idea changed. Things change all the time. It’s that I called business affairs for MONTHS trying to get clarity if they were picking up my contract option or if I was ok to tell Marvel that I was available for whatever they were calling me for. I had been auditioning for THREE YEARS for marvel,” Ross shared in another tweet about the “American Horror Story” situation. In her tweet containing her 2022 email to Murphy, she noted that Marvel Studios had already called her twice at that point.
We’ll have to wait and see how this situation unfolds in the coming weeks, and if Angelica Ross will get a shot at a Marvel Cinematic Universe production down the road.