Alexandra Shipp Reveals How Storm And En Sabah Nur Meet In ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’

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Out of all the superhero movies that are slated to come out this year, the one we probably know the least about is Bryan Singer’s X-Men: Apocalypse, as there’s been somewhat of a lack of marketing for the movie. However, one thing we do know is that the titular villain is going to have four horsemen by his side for most of the movie, with one of them being a young Storm.

While speaking with Collider, Alexandra Shipp, who portrays Ororo Munroe aka Storm in X-Men: Apocalypse, revealed how her character is going to meet with En Sabah Nur. Judging from her comments, it sounds like that’s going to happen early on in the movie:

“[You] see me in Cairo, and he’s speaking whatever ancient language because he’s just woken up and I’m speaking Arabic. I’m trying to communicate with him, and then he has this moment where he figures out where he is, what’s happened, what date it is, and he … Apocalypse doesn’t need to say much. All he has to do is just be like, “I’m here, I’m what you’ve been looking for”. And you just feel it right in your gut, and you’re like, “Right, you are exactly what I’ve been looking for. You are exactly what I need right now.” I think that he can see that, and he could also see the power. I feel like when you’re the most powerful, you’re also the most self-conscious about it. We kind of find each other. Like though the crowd, it all parts and I see his blue face. Then we kind of just like, “Ah”. There is a moment.”

The actress then went on to explain the reasoning behind the villain’s decision to recruit Storm as one of his four horsemen, and talked about the massive power boost that comes with joining his side. Here’s what she had to say:

“For me specifically, well like, what he does is he has the power to enhance your power. So while you’re around him, he’s got all these mega level mutants. He’s able to turn them into crazy-baboom level mutants. For me, he is like, what you can control everything, almost, kind of, sort of. I’m not the Phoenix, but you know what I mean. She’s got so many powers, and he’s like, but he doesn’t even know what her powers are when he meets her. He can just sense the level and that’s what attracts him to them. So what he is attracted to is their level and their magnitude of power. I think that his plan for her in the movie is to protect him. Protect him with fog. Protect him with lightening. Blow away a missile. Blow away a plane. There is so much that she can do, and what he’s looking for is protection because he just woke up after a couple thousands and thousand years. He’s weak and he’s alone, and he’s been betrayed, you know. He’s kind of like a girlfriend who just got cheated on, who wants to date the nerdy guy who can take care of her.”

Lastly, the actress revealed that she’s “doing a Kenyan accent. I’m also speaking Arabic, which is cool.” What do you guys think? Are you excited to see Storm in X-Men: Apocalypse? Sound-off your thoughts in the comment section below.

Source: Collider (via CBM)

Michael Bezanidis

Michael Bezanidis

Michael is the Managing Editor of Heroic Hollywood. When he's not playing video games, he's usually writing about film and television.

  • Jake Bucsko

    Her mention of the Phoenix makes me wonder if that’s not going to be teased in this movie. If Bryan Singer wanted to leave the X-Men franchise with a bang, redeeming X3 by making the Dark Phoenix movie he should have done would be a heck of a way to do it.

    • Vegas82

      I’m really hoping they go for it. Maybe jump ahead a decade or more and recast some of the youngsters(none of them could pass for adults, imo).

    • unpaidpundit

      In the Ultimate X-Men, Jean’s Phoenix powers flare up while the X-Men are battling Apocalypse, and she almost kills him while crying, “Die! Die!” I’d love to see that happen in the film.