“There are other women who can take on that role”: One X-Men Star “Not Interested” in MCU and it’s Not Halle Berry

Alexandra Shipp dismisses MCU return as Storm, advocates for new female talent to take on the iconic X-Men role.

"There are other women who can take on that role": One X-Men Star "Not Interested" in MCU and it's Not Halle Berry


  • Marvel Studios explores potential MCU comebacks for X-Men prequel actors; Alexandra Shipp expresses disinterest in reprising Storm.
  • Alexandra Shipp supports new talent for Storm's role, hinting at a fresh direction for the iconic mutant in the MCU.
  • Halle Berry eagerly expressed interest in reprising her role as Storm in the MCU, offering the potential for a nostalgic return.
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In a twist of fate, Alexandra Shipp celebrated for her rendition of Storm in the X-Men cinematic saga, has declared her lack of enthusiasm for returning to the iconic role within the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). Diverging from Halle Berry’s established cinematic legacy, the 32-year-old choice injects an intriguing complexity into the trajectory of the beloved mutant superhero on the big screen. 

Alexandra Shipp
Alexandra Shipp

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Alexandra Shipp Has No Plans To Return As Storm In The MCU

The X-Men prequels had a lot of hype but ended up flopping, both with critics and at the box office. Now, as Marvel Studios gears up to give mutants a fresh start, the big question is whether actors from the prequels will make the jump to the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU).

Alexandra Shipp
Alexandra Shipp as Storm

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With Ryan Reynolds and Hugh Jackman already on board, it seems likely that we might see other familiar faces from the Foxverse making a comeback in the MCU.

However, the actress, who rocked as Storm in the prequels, isn’t too hyped about the idea of a comeback or even playing someone else in the big-money franchise. Talking to Entertainment Tonight at the Anyone But You premiere, Shipp made it clear she’s not game.


According to her, she’s content with what she did with the character and thinks it’s time for someone else to give life to the iconic mutant. Shipp said.

“Yeah. I’m not interested. The thing is, what I love about the career that I’ve been able to form is that I can play many different things and at this point, I feel like I’ve done what I needed to do with Storm and I think that there are other women who could take on that role and really kill it and I support that.” 

Shipp’s straightforward stance adds a twist to the mutants’ cinematic future. While fans won’t be seeing her, they can expect the 57-year-old to make a Stormy comeback in the MCU.

Halle Berry Expressed Her Willingness To Reprise Storm’s Role Once More

Halle Berry
Halle Berry

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Exciting news for X-Men enthusiasts: Halle Berry is game to reprise her role as Storm in the MCU! The iconic actress, known for her portrayal of the weather-controlling mutant, expressed her eagerness for a potential return.

Berry, who last donned the Storm mantle in 2014’s X-Men: Days of Future Past, is open to stepping back into the superhero shoes if the storyline makes sense.

In a previous interview with Vanity Fair, Berry shared her sentiments, stating,


“I would absolutely return to it, it’s a beloved character, I loved playing Storm, and people love Storm. So, I would absolutely, you know, if we could find a version that would make sense or a storyline that would make sense, I would absolutely do that, for sure.”

Fan expectations can play a significant role. The MCU has seen both successes and challenges with non-MCU Marvel films like X2: X-Men UnitedX-Men: First Class, and Logan.

Although Dark Phoenix in 2019 received mixed reviews, the potential return of Berry as Storm offers a fresh start, particularly within the MCU.

The prospect of Berry reprising her role is not just a nostalgic trip for long-time fans but also an opportunity to introduce a new generation to the powerful mutant. Stay tuned for what promises to be a weather-changing return in the MCU X-Men saga. 


Written by Muskan Chaudhary

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Muskan Chaudhary, Junior Content Writer at Fandom wire. Having completed her degree in Commerce, she has written over 500 articles spanning FandomWire and Animated Times in the pop culture. She is dedicated to bring the latest and informative content from the entertainment world, thus expanding her knowledge in the field. Apart from her contributions to FandamWire, she has a keen interest in video games, sketching and playing tennis.