One of the more exciting parts of watching “X-Men: Apocalypse” is the reintroduction of some of our favourite mutants from the X-Men team such the young Jean Grey, Cyclops, and Nightcrawler.
Alexandra Shipp’s new reincarnation of Ororo Munroe aka Storm is also one such delight where we got to see her display a sense of vulnerability and sensibility of ups and downs before joining the the X-Men team. IGN reports that the 24-year-old actress is very much keen on reprising her role as Storm in the next X-Men spin-off , “The New Mutants”.
“I can’t say very much about New Mutants, but it would be awesome to do a little cameo, a little Where’s Waldo?, Where’s Ororo? in the background,” explained Shipp in a recent interview. She doesn’t exactly confirm or deny the rumour of her inclusion in “The New Mutants”, but the actress did reveal that she’d will be more than happy to be part of the production.
“I love Storm as a character. I’d love to reprise her in many different movies and be able to show people different sides of her because she is so multidimensional and I think that the people who love Storm at least as much as I do, really want to see that. We want to see Storm killin’ it and kickin’ ass. That’s the best thing about her, how amazing and powerful she is,” she added.
Seeing that Storm hasn’t made a huge impact on the big screen in recent years, and “X-Men: Apocalypse” marks Shipp’s first outing as the mutant superhero, it would be a welcome to see the weather change in her favour. Especially since some of the popular mutants will, no doubt, be making an appearance in Professor X’s academy.
Earlier this month, director Josh Boone reveal a number of lesser-known “New Mutants” characters on Instagram. The line-up include Wolfsbane (the Scottish character with werewolf-like transformation abilities), Magik (the younger sister of Colossus), Dani Moonstar aka Mirage, Cannonball, Sunspot, and Warlock.
Depending on how audiences respond to Storm in “X-Men: Apocalypse”, we could be seeing Shipp’s character in future X-Men spin-off films rather sooner than later. What do y’all think, was Shipp’s portrayal of Storm a standout in the super crowded field of mutants?
In the meantime, check out our “X-Men: Apocalypse” movie review here.