Alexandra Shipp Says 'Storm' Joins 'En Sabah Nur' Out Of "Pure Love" In X-MEN: APOCALYPSE

Alexandra Shipp Says 'Storm' Joins 'En Sabah Nur' Out Of "Pure Love" In X-MEN: APOCALYPSE

Alexandra Shipp Says 'Storm' Joins 'En Sabah Nur' Out Of "Pure Love" In X-MEN: APOCALYPSE

We'd previously been led to believe that Apocalypse's Horsemen were manipulated into following the God-like mutant in his war against the X-Men, but Alexandra Shipp (Storm) suggests that may not be the case. According to her, Ororo and En Sabah Nur become "kindred spirits". More past the jump...


Here we have a new interview with Alexandra Shipp, who will play the younger incarnation of Ororo Monroe/Storm in Bryan Singer's X-Men: Apocalypse. It turns out Storm is the first mutant to encounter Oscar Isaac's En Sabah Nur when he wakes from his slumber, and becomes the first of his Four Horsemen.

Isaac has said in a previous interview that his villain had great powers of persuasion and implied that Apocalypse all but brainwashed his followers, but in Storm's case, at least, that doesn't appear to be the case. Shipp says her take on the weather-wielding mutant genuinely wants to act as a protector for Apocalypse, and uses her power to shield him from harm.


"It’s just pure love. I feel like when someone joins a cult, they end up becoming kindred spirits. They’re following the same thing. They all have the same goal which is Apocalypse… 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.

She admires him. She believes in him because for so long humans have treated her like crap. He is like, “Well in my day it was different”. She’s like, “Let’s get back to there, let’s get back to that.” She’s a weather goddess, you know. She’s a level, what is she, level 4, level 5 almost? She’s almost on Magneto’s level when it comes to her power."

X-Men: Apocalypse hits theaters on May 27, 2016.
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