2016 may very well be Alexandra Shipp’s year. The actress seems to have finally outran the fiasco of the Aaliyah biopic thanks to the latest installment of the X-Men franchise, X-Men: Apocalypse. Shipp portrays Storm, a mutant superhero with the ability to control the weather, and has at times been the leader of The X-Men. Surprisingly, most do not know Storm was for awhile married to another superhero, Black Panther. The latter hero’s popularity is only skyrocketing thanks to his debut in Captain America: Civil War. For the first time ever both heroes will be on the Big Screen, just not together since Fox own the movie rights to the X-Men, and Marvel Studios retains Black Panther.
That is not stopping Alexandra from pushing for crossover between Black Panther and Storm. In an interview with Observ she states:
I want that movie so bad. I’ve got a pitch, I’m like coming up with a vision board, I want this movie to happen. Honestly it doesn’t have to be me – if Chadwick [Boseman] was like, ‘You know what, I really want to do this with Halle [Berry],’ I’d be like yo, that’s fine at least make the movie.
We definitely agree. Storm and Black Panther are easily two of the greatest heroes in comics and we need to see more Black Love on the Big Screen! Speaking of love, it seems a “friendship” has bloomed between Alexandra and her co-star, James McAvoy, AKA “Professor X!” Sources state the two actors have formed a strong bond while filming, and coincidentally James and his wife have announced they are getting a divorce. No one is saying Alexandra has anything to do with that, but stranger things have happened. We will keep you posted as more information unfolds!