We’re already looking forward to seeing a female character front and centre in the suitably “dark” X-Men: Dark Phoenix, but we’ve got a taste for more.
(There’s audience appetite for properly representative movies, who knew?)
Thankfully, Alexandra Shipp – who has taken over Halle Berry’s mantle as mutant Storm – is pushing for another female-centric spin-off movie in the X-Men universe.
Speaking to The Hollywood Reporter, Alexandra admitted she was ‘hopeful’ that a solo Storm movie is on the cards. “It is definitely time for these Storm fans to get the movie they have been dying for,” she said.
So, if a standalone Storm film does happen, what will it be about?
Well, just about anything, according to Alexandra: “There are so many different storylines that we could take on when it comes to Storm — whether she is losing her powers or going back to Africa.
“I just want there to be a message of ‘This woman doesn’t need a man’,” she added. “Just one movie where a woman doesn’t need a man, really.”
Although our hopes are high for the future of the X-Men, Dark Phoenix has been hit with similar troubles to New Mutants as it was forced into reshoots that reportedly change its third act.
Let’s hope that good things come to those who wait…
X-Men: Dark Phoenix is scheduled for release in February 2019.
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