Last week, Fox Marvel Universe put Apocalypse’s Four Horsemen on the forefront of their marketing ploy for the upcoming “X-Men: Apocalypse” film. The Four Horsemen are Erik/Magneto (Michael Fassbender), Psylocke (Olivia Munn), Angel (Ben Hardy), and Storm (Alexandra Shipp). They will aid Oscar Isaac’s Apocalypse to “cleanse” the current world.
Aside from Magneto, who has two iterations in the franchise with Sir Ian McKellen, Storm has also been seen in a different actress with Halle Berry. Now, Shipp talks about the difference between her Storm and the first one and how she ended up siding with Apocalypse via an interview with Collider.
“My Storm in particular is kind of a, well yeah, she’s the past derivative of Halle’s Storm. This Storm is a little bit different because you’re meeting her in Cairo. You’re seeing kind of a little bit of where she comes from. You’re seeing all the pain that she’s gone through,” Shipp started adding that after Apocalypse figures out that he has been asleep for quite some time and gets oriented on his whereabouts, he asks her, “I’m here, I’m what you’ve been looking for?”
Given that as a character, Storm has always been looking for a paternal figure in her life and Apocalypse being wise and all powerful, it was not difficult for her to follow him onto his new path.
In the sequel trilogy of the “X-Men” franchise, Berry’s Storm has a long withstanding relationship with Professor Charles Xavier (Patrick Stewart), so seeing in the upcoming movie that this has not always been the case will be an interesting one.
Storm is already a very powerful mutant given her capabilities, but Shipp shared that with her being associated with Apocalypse, the first ever mutant was able to enhance her power more in a way that elevates her into mega level mutant status.
“I think that his plan for her in the movie is to protect him. Protect him with fog. Protect him with lightening. Blow away a missile. Blow away a plane. There is so much that she can do, and what he’s looking for is protection because he just woke up after a couple thousands and thousand years, ” the 24-year-old actress further detailed referencing her character’s dynamic with Apocalypse.
Meanwhile, less than a month before “X-Men: Apocalypse” hits theaters, “Captain America: Civil War” will debut Black Panther (Chadwick Boseman), who in the Marvel comic books is married to Storm. Unfortunately, due to the character rights, it is impossible right now for Storm and Black Panther to meet, but Shipp was revealed that if ever she runs into Boseman, she would get giddy about it.
“X-Men: Apocalypse” hits theaters May 27.