X-Men’s Alexandra Shipp Says It’s Time Fox Gives Storm Her Own Standalone Movie

Author Thumbnail BY Tiny Diapana - June 13, 2018

X-Men: Apocalypse actress Alexandra Shipp thinks that its time that 20th Century Fox gives Ororo Munroe, the mutant Storm, her own solo movie.

Speaking in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Shipp makes it clear that though there haven’t been any talks with Fox about an upcoming Storm movie just yet, the actress thinks that it’s time that the studio actually think about giving the kinetic mutant her own film.

“Not yet, but I am hoping we will get around to it,” Shipp told the publication. “It is definitely time for these Storm fans to get the movie they have been dying for.”

According to the X-Men star Fox has a lot of storylines the studio can choose from in making the Storm solo – “whether she is losing her powers or going back to Africa.”

Apparently, the actress just wants one thing from the film.

“I just want there to be a message of ‘this woman doesn't need a man.’ Just one movie where a woman doesn't need a man, really,” Shipp explained.

Shipp has obviously been doing her research. Back in the 1980s, there was a time where Storm did loser her power while she was the X-Men’s leader. Even without her powers, Storm defeated Cyclops in a one-on-one battle just so that she could keep her role as team leader.  

In the comics, Ororo Munroe is also born as to a Kenyan tribal princess and an American photojournalist. She feels some sort of responsibility towards her people and returns to check on them from time to time.

Do you think it’s time for us to have Storm standalone? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comment section below.

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