Many X-Men followers have clamored for years about how they need the mutant superheroes to be brought into the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and now it appears like they will lastly have their want granted. Earlier this week, Disney formally introduced its purchase of 21st Century Fox’s entertainment holdings, which might imply that after almost 20 years of the X-Males properties being a self-contained superhero franchise, these characters would lastly have the ability to workforce up with the likes of Iron Man, Captain America, Hulk and extra, identical to they do within the comics. For Alexandra Ship, a.okay.a. the present Storm, becoming a member of the MCU is an thrilling prospect, as she relayed under.
It is nonetheless far too quickly to inform what Disney’s actual plans might be for the X-Males characters might be exterior of merely incorporating them into the MCU, but when the present X-Males forged is stored for this transition, Alexandra Shipp relayed to her Twitter followers that not solely would she be sport for making that soar, she’d even be down for a team-up with Thor, a fellow hero who has a expertise for conjuring lightning. There’s a time interval complication with making this work, as Shipp’s Storm and her fellow “First Class” characters are working a long time earlier than the trendy MCU. It appears extra doubtless that Disney will forged new actors to play the X-Males heroes and villains, however that does not imply the studio could not discover a technique to incorporate the prevailing lineup into the MCU, similar to having the X-Males characters reside in an alternate reality. And hey, even when Shipp would not get to play Storm within the MCU, that does not imply she could not be a part of as a special character, identical to Human Torches Chris Evans and Michael B. Jordan did.
Alexandra Shipp debuted as Storm in X-Men: Apocalypse final 12 months, inheriting the position from Halle Berry, who delivered her final Storm efficiency in X-Males: Days of Future Previous. Storm, a.okay.a. Orono Munroe, was recruited by Apocalypse to be one among his 4 Horsemen, however seeing her grasp abandon Angel, her fellow Horseman, and almost kill the X-Males, she switched sides and helped the mutant superheroes defeat the traditional Egyptian powerhouse. By the tip of the film, she was an official X-Man, and we’ll reunite together with her and her teammates late subsequent 12 months in X-Men: Dark Phoenix, which is ready a decade later and can see Jean Gray succumbing to the Phoenix Power… once more.
You possibly can see Alexandra Shipp again in motion as Storm when X-Males: Darkish Phoenix comes out on November 2, 2018. Remember to look via our 2018 premiere guide to see what different films might be launched subsequent 12 months, and keep tuned to CinemaBlend for extra information on how this Disney and Fox deal will have an effect on the X-Males franchise.