After 'X-Men: Dark Phoenix', Alexandra Shipp says she wants a solo Storm film
Alexandra Shipp is a rising star in the indie movie world thanks to her films ‘Love, Simon’ and ‘Tragedy Girls’
X-Men star Alexandra Shipp thinks the time has finally come for a solo Storm movie.
Shipp tsaid that she hasn’t spoken to Twentieth Century Fox about the Storm solo movie yet but she definitely thinks it’s the perfect time to start thinking about it. However, with talks of the TV and film components of 20th Century Fox primed to be bought by Disney or Comcast, the future of the X-Men series is quite uncertain at the moment.
Though Shipp hasn’t commenced talks with Fox about a solo Storm movie, she seems to have some pretty strong ideas about what she would like to movie to entail.
She told The Hollywood Reporter, "There are so many different storylines that we could take on when it comes to Storm — whether she is losing her powers or going back to Africa. I just want there to be a message that 'This woman doesn't need a man'. Just one movie where a woman doesn't need a man, really.”
Despite the fact that Halle Berry's version of Storm wasn’t very well received in the original trilogy, Shipp’s rising popularity in the indie movie world, thanks to her films ‘Love, Simon’ and ‘Tragedy Girls’, ensures that she would be the perfect lead for a solo Storm movie.
In addition, Shipp has received a lot of love from the audience after her appearance in 'X-Men: Apocalypse', given her portrayal of Storm is a lot younger than the ones we have seen in the past.
Shipp thinks the fans deserve to see the movie they have been waiting for. She told The Hollywood Reporter, “It is definitely time for these Storm fans to get the movie they have been dying for.”
Though the possibility of a solo Strom movie doesn’t seem completely unlikely, the current focus seems to be solely on the upcoming 'X-Men: Dark Phoenix' movie. The release of the trailer at the CineEurope was met with great surprise, as many thought the result was a lot better than they expected, given the behind-the-scene chaos. If the movie lives up to its expectations, maybe we can expect a solo Storm movie very soon. But for that we’ll have to wait for February 2019.
With female-centric superhero movies like 'Wonder Woman' getting great acclaim not only as films but also as symbols of social change, a solo Storm movie would definitely set a trend for a whole generation of similar content.