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Alexandra Shipp To Play Storm In ‘X-Men Apocalypse’

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It’s been a huge year for actress Alexandra Shipp. The Arizona native played Aaliyah in Lifetime’s Aaliyah: The Princess of R&B, stars in the forthcoming N.W.A biopic, Straight Outta Compton and will now be featured in 20th Century Fox’s, X-Men Apocalypse.

Producer Bryan Singer announced via Twitter on Thursday that Shipp will play Storm in the upcoming superhero film. Bryan also confirmed that Sophie Turner and Tye Sheridan were also cast in the movie.

“Meet our new and brilliant young mutants: as as and as . ,” he tweeted.

And although Shipp hasn’t directly responded to the big news, she did post this photo on Instagram after Singer’s announcement with the caption:

“My current mood right now.”

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Halle Berry played Storm in 2003’s X-Men 2, a role in which the star quickly became known for. So we present this question: Will Shipp deliver?

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  1. sunni_daze

    January 23, 2015 at 9:11 AM

    I would have rather seen storm die than this girl play her. I’m sorry but she sucked in that Aaliyah disaster movie. This young lady doesn’t have the chops for the big screen.

  2. Jazypha87

    May 9, 2015 at 1:06 PM

    Storm regardless is an African woman not even African American. These people should be sued for misrepresentation, false advertising and if it could be a crime “white washing” black culture. No offense to the girl but out of respect and considering a huge lack of knowledge If I was her I wouldn’t accept the part because as a partially black woman I would prefer for my culture to be portrayed the way they are supposed to and maybe people will realize more the influence we have on the rest of the world. This may seem small to some people but blacks are tired of significant black influences being portrayed as lighter than as if the white ness

    • Jazypha87

      May 9, 2015 at 1:06 PM

      Is the real contribution to our success

  3. Dimsum

    June 4, 2017 at 7:05 PM

    congratulations

  4. IAS Indonesia

    July 12, 2017 at 11:46 PM

    she’s very beautiful..

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‘Justice League’ Star Ray Fisher: Playing Cyborg Is Art Imitating Life!

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Ray Fisher has put in quite the grind in Hollywood … but now it’s paying off!

The Justice League star takes on the role of Cyborg, the half-man, half-robot superhero, and crushes it. But playing the epic role was more than a dream come true, it was art imitating life. In our interview with the soon-to-be A-lister, Fisher describes how his upbringing mirrors Cyborg’s in certain ways.

Check it out below! Oh, and check out Justice League in theaters now.

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