Entertainment Weekly recently dropped the first images of actress Alexandra Shipp (Aaliyah: The Princess of R&B, Drumline: A New Beat) as Ororo Munroe/Storm alongside actors Oscar Isaac and Olivia Munn.
The image has been getting some pretty mixed reactions. While Shipp looks pretty badass in that white mohawk, I can’t deny the colorism aspect, because it’s especially blatant in the above image.
I mean, this is who Shipp is supposed to be playing….
Some have also criticized Shipp for being a bad actress overall, based on her track record. While she’s starred in some stinkers, I definitely can’t hold that one against her. Hollywood is a rough town for people of color, especially women. Most of your faves probably have some seriously questionable IMDB credits, even those who have Oscars or Emmys.
Either way, based on the lackluster history of big budget storm portrayals, I think I’ll be sitting this one out.