Alexandra Shipp cast as Storm in Xmen: Apocalypse

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#1 Edited by jhazzroucher (21259 posts) - - Show Bio

It's official.

Singers' twitter: https://twitter.com/BryanSinger/status/558437540831567872

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Alexndra Shipp will play as young Storm in the next X-men film.

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#2 Posted by mistresssobeautiful (1266 posts) - - Show Bio

Oh my god....*jumps off a bridge*

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#3 Posted by Malachi_Munroe (3624 posts) - - Show Bio

The end is near.

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#4 Edited by Saint_Sophie (7258 posts) - - Show Bio

@mistresssobeautiful: I take it you don't like Shipp being cast? Or you do? Just wondering :p

Anyways, darn you beat me to it. While I'm glad that Zendaya didn't get the role, I'm not so sure I like Shipp either.. but I'll have to live with it like Gadot being Diana.

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#5 Edited by Claymore1998 (16464 posts) - - Show Bio

She looks okay.

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#6 Posted by SoA (6244 posts) - - Show Bio

um why the freak out? reletivly unknown playing a role she can grow with. unless she really really does suck as an actress.

i love halle berry as much as the next person but she is reaching 50 a little old to be a brand new recruit in the 80s , unless im missing something???

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#7 Posted by mistresssobeautiful (1266 posts) - - Show Bio

@saint_sophie: I don't like. I watched her in the Aaliyah Biopic...and she ruined the poor girl legacy...

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#8 Edited by jhazzroucher (21259 posts) - - Show Bio

I prefer Zendaya but oh well I just have to accept it.

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#9 Posted by Saint_Sophie (7258 posts) - - Show Bio

@mistresssobeautiful: Hmm. Okay then. I don't much about her, and although I'm sounding judgmental, if her acting isn't that bad I'll give her a shot. I'll watch that Aaliyah movie just to see, cause I've never heard of her.. (heard of the movie though)

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#10 Posted by Claymore1998 (16464 posts) - - Show Bio

Never seen anything with her in it, but she look pretty cool.

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#11 Posted by mistresssobeautiful (1266 posts) - - Show Bio

@saint_sophie: Yeah it had pretty poor ratings and reviews. I'll give Alexandra a chance with Storm. I wonder if she could do a Kenyan/ regal voice.

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#12 Posted by JakeN7 (15179 posts) - - Show Bio

I was wondering what the raindrops would think about this...

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#13 Posted by jhazzroucher (21259 posts) - - Show Bio

@saint_sophie: Yeah it had pretty poor ratings and reviews. I'll give Alexandra a chance with Storm. I wonder if she could do a Kenyan/ regal voice.

Yeah. Me too. I'm going to check that Aaliyah movie so I can get to know more about her.

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#14 Edited by mistresssobeautiful (1266 posts) - - Show Bio

@jhazzroucher: Not only her acting in that movie wasn't so hot. But her other movie she was in was "Drum line:The New Beat" and I didn't like her in that also. I heard Zendaya was in this new spy kid show on Disney channel.

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#15 Edited by wtk1013 (388 posts) - - Show Bio

I think she will be a good Storm. That whole Aliyah movie wasn't bad because of her acting, it was bad because it was rushed and directed terribly. That's the only thing I've seen her in though....she's pretty new to the scene. Some of you wanted someone more unknown for Storm. But only time will tell how she'll do :)

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#16 Posted by jhazzroucher (21259 posts) - - Show Bio

Can Alexandra look fierce?

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#17 Posted by Malachi_Munroe (3624 posts) - - Show Bio

@jhazzroucher: thank the heavens you weren't in charge of casting. You'd probably cast Cameron Diaz as Storm.

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#18 Posted by jhazzroucher (21259 posts) - - Show Bio

@jhazzroucher: thank the heavens you weren't in charge of casting. You'd probably cast Cameron Diaz as Storm.

Lol. If people want a black-skinned black actress, I would have gone to Africa and kenya and check their local actresses.

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#19 Posted by THUNDERBOLT30 (12382 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm willing to give her shot but I can understand the apprehension. I love Aaliyah so I share in the disappointment that most fans felt with that movie. It was so.....flat and I felt so much of that story was missing. Maybe the 5th times the charm :-P...

@jhazzroucher: thank the heavens you weren't in charge of casting. You'd probably cast Cameron Diaz as Storm.

LMAO

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#20 Posted by Edamame (30646 posts) - - Show Bio

Interesting.

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#21 Edited by Storm Calling (4226 posts) - - Show Bio

@thunderbolt30 said:

I'm willing to give her shot but I can understand the apprehension. I love Aaliyah so I share in the disappointment that most fans felt with that movie. It was so.....flat and I felt so much of that story was missing. Maybe the 5th times the charm :-P...

@malachi_munroe said:

@jhazzroucher: thank the heavens you weren't in charge of casting. You'd probably cast Cameron Diaz as Storm.

LMAO

LOL! I admire your optimism. I suppose I'll give her a shot too(was definitely not wanting Lupita. Sorry, but NO! lol)... Maybe Singer seen something we didn't in the auditions... They did say they wanted to go with relative unknowns, so I expected this, but this girl's is known for a movie that was VERY recently slammed. There were a couple others that would've been better to me.

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#22 Edited by jhazzroucher (21259 posts) - - Show Bio

@storm_calling said:

@thunderbolt30 said:

I'm willing to give her shot but I can understand the apprehension. I love Aaliyah so I share in the disappointment that most fans felt with that movie. It was so.....flat and I felt so much of that story was missing. Maybe the 5th times the charm :-P...

@malachi_munroe said:

@jhazzroucher: thank the heavens you weren't in charge of casting. You'd probably cast Cameron Diaz as Storm.

LMAO

LOL! I admire your optimism. I suppose I'll give her a shot too(was definitely not wanting Lupita. Sorry, but NO! lol)... Maybe Singer seen something we didn't in the auditions... They did say they wanted to go with relative unknowns, so I expected this, but this girl's is known for a movie that was VERY recently slammed. There were a couple others that would've been better to me.

I don't like Alexandra because she doesn't have a charm. Storm is not an ordinary girl. Storm is a girl whom you will notice right away on your first day at school. Storm is like the girl you will notice among a group of girls. Alexandra is beautiful but I've seen who are more beautiful than her or at least has a strong personality. I've akso checked different faces of Alexandra and she couldn't look fierce unlike Zendaya (perhaps because Zendaya's eyebrows are better).

I've just checked Zendaya: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vgtasPD60N8

She's got the looks, personality and she can dance well. But now I see why she lost to Alexandra in getting the Aaliyah and Storm role. Because Zendaya kinda doesn't look african anymore.

But again, Zendaya can make her skin darker if she wanted/needed to.

I'm just saying that I still prefer Zendaya over Alexandra if the choices is just between the two of them.

I don't think Alexandra can pull it off with the white hair, especially Storm's mohawk look.

I hope they'll look for somebody else.

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#23 Edited by neelay3 (15 posts) - - Show Bio

@jhazzroucher: I'm okay with this casting. I just hope that Brian gives Storm an actual story and personality. And doesn't relegate her to token black furniture like X1.

Halle had a good point at the DOFP conference when she asked "Why doesn't have a love interest?"

It's true!

Wolverine
Magneto
Jean
Cyclops
Ice Man
Prof X
Rouge

and Mystique all have romances but not Storm? Storm who is played by one of the sexiest women in hollywood? God I loath this film series.

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#24 Posted by jhazzroucher (21259 posts) - - Show Bio

@neelay3 said:

@jhazzroucher: I'm okay with this casting. I just hope that Brian gives Storm an actual story and personality. And doesn't relegate her to token black furniture like X1.

Halle had a good point at the DOFP conference when she asked "Why doesn't have a love interest?"

It's true!

Wolverine

Magneto

Jean

Cyclops

Ice Man

Prof X

Rouge

and Mystique all have romances but not Storm? Storm who is played by one of the sexiest women in hollywood? God I loath this film series.

I still want Wolverine and Storm. They could develop their romance in Wolverine's movie.

If not, Gambit and Storm

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#25 Posted by THUNDERBOLT30 (12382 posts) - - Show Bio

@thunderbolt30 said:

I'm willing to give her shot but I can understand the apprehension. I love Aaliyah so I share in the disappointment that most fans felt with that movie. It was so.....flat and I felt so much of that story was missing. Maybe the 5th times the charm :-P...

@malachi_munroe said:

@jhazzroucher: thank the heavens you weren't in charge of casting. You'd probably cast Cameron Diaz as Storm.

LMAO

LOL! I admire your optimism. I suppose I'll give her a shot too(was definitely not wanting Lupita. Sorry, but NO! lol)... Maybe Singer seen something we didn't in the auditions... They did say they wanted to go with relative unknowns, so I expected this, but this girl's is known for a movie that was VERY recently slammed. There were a couple others that would've been better to me.

I hope she reads at least 50 issues with Storm and from different eras up to current so she learns the character. I hope Singer is not continuing to tell his cast to not read the comics, which is stupid and recipe for failure.

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#26 Posted by mistresssobeautiful (1266 posts) - - Show Bio

@jhazzroucher: That's nice and cool. But no one cares about Zendaya dancing skills. We care about if she can sound like Storm or project her voice in a regal and powerful. I hope she can wear blue contacts and a nice long wig.

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#27 Posted by jhazzroucher (21259 posts) - - Show Bio

@jhazzroucher: That's nice and cool. But no one cares about Zendaya dancing skills. We care about if she can sound like Storm or project her voice in a regal and powerful. I hope she can wear blue contacts and a nice long wig.

I know but if you look at her face, she is beautiful and can look fierce effortlessly.

Alexandra looks like a laidback one.

I'm still not accepting her to play as Storm. Maybe next week. :)

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#28 Edited by mistresssobeautiful (1266 posts) - - Show Bio

@jhazzroucher: I'm probably never going to. I want her to make a video or something showing her Storm voice or something

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#29 Posted by Malachi_Munroe (3624 posts) - - Show Bio

@mistresssobeautiful: Zendaya is lighter therefore, he's going to try to pull reasons out of his a** to say she's better... It's the same song and dance over and over.

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#31 Posted by jhazzroucher (21259 posts) - - Show Bio
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#32 Posted by ZhuRong (6728 posts) - - Show Bio

Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman?

Alexandra Shipp as Storm?

It just keep getting worse. Jeez. Now Storm fans see how Wonder Woman fans feel.

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#33 Posted by jhazzroucher (21259 posts) - - Show Bio

@zhurong said:

Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman?

Alexandra Shipp as Storm?

It just keep getting worse. Jeez. Now Storm fans see how Wonder Woman fans feel.

At least Gal looks interesting.

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#37 Posted by mistresssobeautiful (1266 posts) - - Show Bio

@jhazzroucher: Lol oh Jhazz that's okay one day you two will be together and you'll get a job.:-)

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#38 Posted by Storm Calling (4226 posts) - - Show Bio

@storm_calling said:

@thunderbolt30 said:

I'm willing to give her shot but I can understand the apprehension. I love Aaliyah so I share in the disappointment that most fans felt with that movie. It was so.....flat and I felt so much of that story was missing. Maybe the 5th times the charm :-P...

@malachi_munroe said:

@jhazzroucher: thank the heavens you weren't in charge of casting. You'd probably cast Cameron Diaz as Storm.

LMAO

LOL! I admire your optimism. I suppose I'll give her a shot too(was definitely not wanting Lupita. Sorry, but NO! lol)... Maybe Singer seen something we didn't in the auditions... They did say they wanted to go with relative unknowns, so I expected this, but this girl's is known for a movie that was VERY recently slammed. There were a couple others that would've been better to me.

I hope she reads at least 50 issues with Storm and from different eras up to current so she learns the character. I hope Singer is not continuing to tell his cast to not read the comics, which is stupid and recipe for failure.

All she'll need is the first 7 issues of Storm's solo series(minus #3 of course). This information shouldn't be hard to find anymore.

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#40 Posted by mistresssobeautiful (1266 posts) - - Show Bio

@jhazzroucher: Lol, that would be a dream or charm. Snuggling up with Jhazz talking about Storm lol.

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#41 Posted by Malachi_Munroe (3624 posts) - - Show Bio

I thought this was Comic Vine and not Christian Mingle..

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#42 Posted by Malachi_Munroe (3624 posts) - - Show Bio

@storm_calling: considering Berry flat out said Bryan told them not to read the comics? I highly doubt she'll be allowed to..

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#43 Posted by albusan (2945 posts) - - Show Bio

Error, they need to retcon Storm in the comics as half white because they'll never cast a full black woman to play her.

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#44 Posted by jhazzroucher (21259 posts) - - Show Bio

@jhazzroucher: Lol, that would be a dream or charm. Snuggling up with Jhazz talking about Storm lol.

Hahaha. You make me feel happy somehow. : )

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#45 Posted by jhazzroucher (21259 posts) - - Show Bio

@albusan said:

Error, they need to retcon Storm in the comics as half white because they'll never cast a full black woman to play her.

Alexandra can tan her skin.

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@ostyo said:

@jaken7: Raindrops?

It's what these guys call themselves...

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#50 Posted by Ostyo (14098 posts) - - Show Bio

@jaken7: Oooooh, like a fan group name?

We totally should think of one for Miranda Lawson and her butt. :D

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