‘Dark Phoenix’ Star Alexandra Shipp Doesn’t Want A Storm/Black Panther MCU Romance

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During an interview with LRM Online at WonderCon, Dark Phoenix star Alexandra Shipp explained why she doesn’t want to see a romance between Storm and Black Panther in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

With Disney’s acquisition of 21st Century Fox’s entertainment assets now complete, fans are curious to see what the future holds for the X-Men franchise now that the characters are under Marvel Studios’ umbrella. While the merger now means fans could see the Storm and Black Panther romance from the comics, Dark Phoenix star Alexandra Shipp noted that she would prefer Storm get her own solo movie, even if she is not cast in the role:

“No! No, I don’t think Storm needs T’Challa, and I think she needs her own movie! It doesn’t have to be me, it just needs to be made. A woman does not need a man in order to give her validity and she has also been around longer than him.”

Would you like to see Alexandra Shipp reprise her role as Storm if and when the character moves to the Marvel Cinematic Universe? Would you like to see Storm meet Black Panther down the line? Let us know below!

In DARK PHOENIX, the X-MEN face their most formidable and powerful foe: one of their own, Jean Grey. During a rescue mission in space, Jean is nearly killed when she is hit by a mysterious cosmic force. Once she returns home, this force not only makes her infinitely more powerful, but far more unstable. Wrestling with this entity inside her, Jean unleashes her powers in ways she can neither comprehend nor contain. With Jean spiraling out of control, and hurting the ones she loves most, she begins to unravel the very fabric that holds the X-Men together. Now, with this family falling apart, they must find a way to unite — not only to save Jean’s soul, but to save our very planet from aliens who wish to weaponize this force and rule the galaxy.

Directed by Simon Kinberg, Dark Phoenix stars James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult, Sophie Turner, Tye Sheridan, Alexandra Shipp, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Evan Peters, and Jessica Chastain.

Dark Phoenix will be released in theaters on June 7, 2019.

Source: LRM Online

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