First Look: Alexandra Shipp As Storm In ‘X- Men Apocalypse’

Published: Monday 20th Jul 2015 by David

Shameful and shambolic might be two words one might use to describe Lifetime’s ‘Aaliyah: Princess of R&B’ starring the actress Alexandra Shipp.

Fortunately, it’s unlikely they’ll be employed to describe Marvel’s ‘X Men Apocalypse’ which will see Shipp play the African superhero Storm.

The movie doesn’t hit theatres until May 27th 2016 but has unlocked the first snap of Shipp as the character.

Your first look below…


Unfamiliar with Storm’s story?
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  1. AnnaliseKeatingsNewWig July 20, 2015

    Not feeling that look at all, Halle was the best. Oh and May 27th 2015 already happened, Deletevid…. *David

    • truth(nicki the reason A.I. is cancelled and Meek playn ha!!) July 20, 2015

      Fu ck u

      • Toohotfortv July 20, 2015

        Well then you’re definitely not a fan of the comic franchise bc “this look” is actually very true to the character of Storm. My only issue is the casting in general. This girl is corny… and not just bc of the aaliyah shamble. She’s corny in every interview I’ve seen her in. She strikes me as the type who has no real awareness of herself.

  2. Dazed July 20, 2015

    Why would they ruin my life like this?

  3. Music Lover~ New Monica- JRFM on ITunes/Youtube July 20, 2015

    She looks a little like Aaliyah in that top picture, beautiful girl. Moreover though, i’m looking forward, i’m a huge X-Men Marvel’s fan.

  4. NCA=Nicki-Ciara+Alicia July 20, 2015

    Yaaas come May 27th I’ll be in amenic (read backwardsly) thankfully it’s not part of MCU so no shittty bussines expected the navy better have Rl8 by then

  5. Mark111 July 20, 2015

    Doesn’t matter, they won’t go into the character. Even Berry was a horrible Storm. She’ll just stand there and look pretty.

    • Bravo!! July 20, 2015

      Halle Berry didn’t even try to keep Storm accent!

  6. 2bad2bme July 20, 2015

    I’d prefer if they got Lupita because she has a beautiful African vibe storm gave off. This will be tragic.

  7. ratedxxx July 20, 2015

    Halle made a terrible storm…

    Not feeling the look for the new storm either…

    Why cant they at least have a character that looks like the comic’s

    • Chaelin Lee (p.k.a – CL) is coming | 재 이현 김 July 20, 2015

      That look is cohesive with the storm of that period within the comic books. And this is a YOUNG storm, before she was deputy head mistress of xaviers school

  8. Cough Cough July 20, 2015

    Storm was an EXTREMELY STRONG PERSONALITY HAVING, African witch, not a light skinned mixed chick. Even Halle Berry sucked as storm. They’re totally off. No Bueno

  9. Bam Bam July 20, 2015

    We are never going to get a Storm that looks like the one from the comic or the cartoon. They have made her weak and changed her skin color. I guess if she was dark she wouldn’t appeal to broader audiences. Hopefully she can prove that it was the awful writing on that Aaliyah movie that caused it to be a disaster.

    P. S. Halle Berry was awful as Storm and brought neither the attitude or regalness of someone who was worshipped as a god.

  10. Regina George July 20, 2015

    This is horrible… They should’ve stayed TRUE to the character.

  11. sips tea July 20, 2015

    pretty gurl, but sip truth tea w/ lemon… storm does nt require any acting skills. it only tks a prtty face & lite skin. dat is y she (& Halle Berry {no shade}) waa chosen. she’ll do great bc of dis.

    • Bam Bam July 20, 2015

      Well Storm wasn’t light skinned in the comics or cartoon and she was second in command of the X Men not the scared weakling that Halle Berry and Bryan Singer made her to be.

  12. Rhiannon Fenty July 20, 2015

    Now all I want to see in a Marvel movie before I die is the Shiar Emperor himself VULCAN !!!

  13. blue July 20, 2015

    love the look, didnt think i would ever get to see the mohawk rocking storm on screen. They gave her the look now can they give us the power of thee wheather witch that

  14. BeyRihLiyah July 20, 2015

    This hoeee yawn!

  15. Y’all Poor AF July 20, 2015

    I hate when ppl comment on things that have no knowledge about. Storm was born in Harlem, her family moved to Egypt when she was 6 and they were killed by a pickpocket. Years later as a teen, she ran into Charles Xavier. She later wandered into Wakanda where she began using her powers to help the ppl there overcome droughts and famine. It’s also where she met T’Challa (Black Panther) and they became husband and wife. She was worshipped as goddess and sorceress at times because of her powers. Now regarding the X-Men films, the original film’s producers wanted Angela Bassett, she turned it down, then they offered it to N’Bushe Wright from Blade, Janet and Iman, all 3 turned it down. Halle auditioned and got the part. I personally think Has a Pinkett would’ve made a great Storm. Yes, we all agree Halle is a beautiful woman, but we need to stop blaming Halle for an issue that is clearly due to the writers, it’s blatantly obvious the writers were not trying to focus on Storm, hence her having little character development and weak dialogue.

    • AnnaliseKeatingsNewWig July 20, 2015

      Excellent comment. Storm is not going to have a major storyline in X-Men Apocalpyse, but hopefully with the Black Panther Movie coming up she will have a big storyline with a better actress.

      • Mark111 July 20, 2015

        Nope, will not happen. Fox studios has the film rights to Xmen, Marvel is owned by Disney. Unless they pull a Sony/Marvel deal, it won’t happen.
        Sidenote: Marvel aren’t even allowed to use the term mutant in their films. Another side note, Magneto is the father of Quicksilver and Scarlett Witch and Marvel couldn’t use it in the Avengers film.

    • Phoenix July 20, 2015

      Thank goodness someone took the time to break this down! *high five*

    • AmbeRussell July 20, 2015

      I totally agree. Halley did what was brought to the table. We have seen her stretch and have a strong personality. HELL she played a women with multiple personalities. But the movies were never focused on Halley/Storm, rather every other white character and her as a third level character. I mean we saw Wolverine storyline with a prequel, we seen Cyclopes and Jean’s story and Raven’s but Storm was just there to be there.

  16. Bravo!! July 20, 2015

    the Storm she portraying suppose to be the future storm. So why are they calling her the younger storm!?

    • ImBooked July 20, 2015

      It’s Actually Not Future Storm…. it’s Retro Storm,

  17. ImBooked July 20, 2015

    If You Were A Real Fan Of The Comics, You’d Know That Halle Berry Doesn’t Even Make A Good Storm!! Stick Too Shading Each Others Faves & Leave The Marvel Critiques Too The Real Fans…

  18. Mark111 July 20, 2015

    I know we wanted a true dark skin Storm, but this isn’t a reboot, but a prequel/atl timeline. So because of that, they have to go with a Storm that looks like Berry. They messed up by casting zoe kravitz in Days, she would had made a better pre-Storm.

  19. Shady81 July 20, 2015

    I just don’t see it.

  20. MUSICHEAD July 20, 2015

    Halle Berry was a terrible storm and now they went and got this lite Brite chick to make it even worse! Can we get a brown chick who looks remotely African to play Storm? Hell, I’ll take Serena Williams over this chick.

    • Lexx619 July 20, 2015


  21. Liam July 20, 2015

    she looks like the alternate storm with the mohawk in marvel comics..i’m sure she will deliver! but is it hard finding darker girls to play storm tho #noshade

  22. Cbeylive July 20, 2015

    Always have to make storm with short to no hair *rolls eyes
    Def not feeling this look like the last 2
    But maybe she will be kicking ass and not getting it kicked

  23. Janfiniti July 20, 2015

    Janet would have made a perfect storm!

  24. a July 20, 2015

    There are more pics of her as Storm out there, all coming from EW magazine special.

    Wondering why those pics were left out :/
    They give a better idea of the costume too, and another side of her shaved head, looking even more badass, imo

  25. Lexx619 July 20, 2015

    Sorry. The X-Men movie franchise whitewashed storm. The character supposed to be from Kenya. Dark skin actress should have been used. Storm keeps getting lighter. The actress in the next film is beautiful, but she would be better suited for another part. If the character was make, and portrayed by a teenager; the director would pay more attention to detail. He likes to f%&! Young dudes. Just sayin….

  26. @JanetCIARA_ July 21, 2015

    Not here for it….. Disney is ruining Marvel!

  27. Xtina = The voice of this generation July 21, 2015

    Just Stop! Storm is from KENYA! That’s an African Country. She’s supposed to be a dark skinned bold powerful woman. I’m not here for this girl… As the other user stated, Storm was really never there really. Halle Berry didn’t have the core spirit of storm. She’s a great actress btw.

  28. Dev July 21, 2015

    After the abomination that was her acting in the Aaliyah lifetime movie i had higher hopes, but she’s here looking more Raven Symone and less Storm

  29. another bey day something ain’t wrong July 22, 2015

    Nice of her not that many people know who she is as actress

  30. dboi July 22, 2015

    storm should of been played by Angela Bassett.. Berry didnt have the attitude of storm from the comics or cartoons

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