Fox's sequel to X-Men: Apocalypse is in development. Despite its predecessor's lukewarm reception and disappointment at the box office, the studio is very committed to the project. In fact, just last month we learned that filming was set to begin soon.
So far, we know very little about the #XMen's next adventure, and while it's pretty easy to guess the young cast will be returning, nothing's set in stone. Fortunately, there's one important X-Men member that is certainly up to return: Storm.
#AlexandraShipp sat down for an interview with Screen Rant to promote her new film, Tragedy Girls at SXSW. The conversation inevitably touched upon the X-Men and the actress was asked whether she would return for the sequel. She stated:
"I’m not too sure. We haven’t gotten any info on that. When you sign on for a franchise, you definitely sign on for that. But it’s all whatever Fox wants, Fox gets!”
Now, we've been to this dance multiple times before, where an actor claims they don't know anything about an upcoming high-profile project. Considering how far along in development the movie is, it's likely she already knows something but can't talk about it. Fortunately, that's not all the info we got from her, as she shared her thoughts on...
How Storm Should Evolve In A Future Film
As Shipp's proven multiple times in the past, she's a hardcore #comicbook nerd. That's given her an impressive knowledge about her character and a very clear idea of where she wants Storm to go. In the interview, she stated she would like to see a more mature version of the legendary superheroine:
“I’d really love to see Storm coming into her matriarch form. In the last X-Men, she was very young and she had a different viewpoint. I’d love to see her take on more of a substantial role and really see her come into her own."
If Storm is indeed part of the mutants' new adventure, she will most likely get to explore that side of her. The film is set ten years after Apocalypse, so the characters should have matured a lot by the time we catch up to them.
But there's a bigger reason behind her desire to see the character evolve. She wants that to tie into #HalleBerry's portrayal of Storm:
"I want to show how Halle got there. And to do that, I think we just need to show that evolution. And I’m all about a good character arc.”
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I have to say, given Fox's looseness when it comes to continuity, it's refreshing to hear she wants to tie-up her character to Halle Berry's; they are, after all, the same person.
As for Shipp not being sure of her involvement in #XMenSupernova, worry not. Apocalypse set up the new X-Men in such a way (I mean, we finally got to see them in comic-accurate costumes) that I can't imagine the sequel not keeping the characters to continue their storylines, especially one as important as Storm.
Is Alexandra Shipp returning for more X-Men movies as Storm? Where will the character go next? Let me know what you think in the comments!
[Source: Screen Rant]