“X-Men: Apocalypse” director Bryan Singer has posted another photo from the film’s Montreal set on his Instagram account. In the photo, Alexandra Shipp (Storm) can be seen shooting in front of a green screen. She is looking at a rocklike structure, and in the monitor screen she appears to be looking at the clouds and pyramids in the background.
The scene will reportedly show Storm in Egypt as Singer captioned the photo, “#Storm watches over #1983 #Cairo via the magic of real time #simulcam @alexandrashipppp.
Storm will be one of the horsemen of the main villain Apocalypse, who has his origins in ancient Egypt. This explains why Storm is in Cairo. In the comics, Apocalypse brainwashes four mutants and manipulates them to serve his own interests. Shipp’s Storm also appeared with Apocalypse in one of the stills revealed by Entertainment Weekly.
Storm reportedly will have a dark history. Producer Simon Kinberg told Empire magazine (via Cinema Blend), “Storm is a troubled character who is going down the wrong path in life."
In the comics, Storm is former queen consort of Wakanda. She has the ability to control weather and can fly. She debuted her punk mohwak look in “Uncanny X-Men” No. 73. Artist Paul Smith created her look and replaced her old costume with black leather pants and top.
Shipp will also sport a mohawk in the film, which is being shot in Montreal. The official plot line of the film is being kept under wraps. The cast of the film also includes James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Oscar Isaac, Nicholas Hoult, Rose Byrne, Olivia Munn, Evan Peters, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Sophie Turner, Tye Sheridan, Lucas Till, Josh Helman, Lana Condor and Ben Hardy. Singer is directing from the screenplay by Kinberg. It opens May 27, 2016.