More X-Men Origins on the Way? Could Lupita Nyong'o be the Next 'Storm'?
It has been affirmed by the public and industry alike that Lupita Nyong'o is the new "it girl." Literally, she could have her pick of any film she wanted right now. Not only an Oscar winner, but a newly formed style icon, she has been unintentionally touted as an inspiration to women, not only in America but abroad as well.
Without a doubt she's one talented actress, but would she be right for the character of Storm in a new X-Men Origins movie? Though a film version seems unlikely as the new X-Men: Apocalypse was announced-which will seemingly serve as a background story for many mutants, as well as a sequal to the highly anticipated X-Men: Days of Future Past, instead of just a standalone character study.
Though an individual Origins film has not been announced for any character other than The Wolverine-the third in his Origins storyline-it is worth talking about as there are rumblings of a stand-alone Black Widow flick. If a new Origins film were to be done, Storm would definitely be a first choice contender.
Storm's back-story is one of the few not revealed in any of the X-Men movie franchises. Played by Oscar winning actress Halle Berry, Storm is a familiar character from the animated show and comic book series.
Now if there were an Origins story (I can dream, can't I?) I don't think Halle would be in it except if the film ended in a "present day" context. Hugh Jackman can play The Wolverine for almost 15 years because the character doesn't age. Though I am of the opinion that Halle Berry is also someone who doesn't age-but actually, what is her secret?!-Storm is not ageless and immortal like The Wolverine, so having a younger actress play Storm in an Origins movie makes plenty of sense to me-to those who love Halle Berry I'm sure the thought is blasphemous.
If you would like to get behind the idea of the ever-lovely Lupita as a young Storm then check out the petition at change.org. Leave a comment down below and let us know if Lupita would be your first choice for a young Storm!