Lupita Nyong’o To Replace Halle Berry In X-Men Franchise?
A Virginia Beach native is calling for Twentieth Century Fox to replace Halle Berry with Lupita Nyong’o in future X-Men films. Berry plays comic book heroine Storm in the blockbuster film franchise, but Jamie Broadnax says Berry needs to go.
Broadnax has launched an online petition to get the casting switch made.
“This is important because listening to the demands of your consumer base means more than your own personal casting choices. She has the accent, the look, and the acting chops to play Storm as the comic book intended,” Jamie writes. “Please kindly take this into consideration and respect the demand of Marvel consumers and fans of this amazing franchise. This petition was started based on the overwhelming responses to my tweet, ‘I volunteer as tribute to lead a social media charge to get Lupita cast as Storm!'”
So far, only a little over 600 people have signed the petition so we find it doubtful Fox will flinch. That being said, do you think Lupita would be a good replacement for Halle?