X-Men: Dark Phoenix actress Alexandra Shipp put 21st Century Fox’s portrayal of her character Storm on blast while appearing at WonderCon over the weekend.
Shipp was asked about the possibility of the X-Men and the X-Men franchise actors joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe at a roundtable discussion covered by LRM Online. Here’s her response:
“I would and I wouldn’t (like it), because Storm barely has anything to say as it is. I don’t know about you all (other actors) but like we never talk. So it would be really nice if we weren’t piled into yet another jam packed cast, in which you only see me in the back of the shot like f****** sasquatch.”
LRM would also reveal Shipp’s reaction to Storm being possibly romantically involved with Black Panther as the two were married in the comics. Shipp was emphatic about Storm not being in a relationship with T’Challa.
“No! No, I don’t think Storm needs T’Challa, and I think she needs her own movie! It doesn’t have to be me, it just needs to be made. A woman does not need a man in order to give her validity and she has also been around longer than him.”
LRM also indicated that “Shipp went on to express the need for the “strongest mutant” to be anything except “another white superhero.”
Alexandra Shipp will appear in X-Men: Dark Phoenix as Storm on June 7th.
What do you make of Shipp’s comments? Do you think Storm has been underutilized in the X-Men movies? Do you think Storm should get her own movie? Would you be interested in seeing a Storm and Black Panther movie? What do you make of her thoughts on the strongest mutant being anything but another white superhero?