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Halle's OUT, Alexandra Shipp Takes Over As Young STORM In "X-Men: Apocalypse"

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Halle Berry's iconic role as 'Storm' in Marvel's X-Men franchise is being recast....at least for now.  Find out about Alexandra Shipp landing the role inside...

Aaliyah: The Princess of R&B and Drumline 2 star Alexandra Shipp just nabbed herself a new role.  And this one is on the big screen.

The upcoming X-Men prequel, X-Men: Apocalypse, just got a slew of new stars due to a "younger" recast.  And Alexandra Shipp made the cut.

The 'Storm' female superhero, brought to the big screen by 48-year-old Halle Berry in the first X-Men movie in 2000 and the following 3 movies in the franchise, will now be played by a younger actress.  The reason being, according to writer Simon Kinberg, is that the prequel is set 20 years before.  So it only makes sense to cast the major comic book characters slightly younger than their original portrayers.

23-Year-Old Alexandra posted the above pic of her reaction to finding out the big news and said:

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We hear she was up against several young starlets, including KeKe Palmer.  But, as one would expect, not everyone is jumping for joy with the decision.  Folks have been going off on social media saying they're concerned about her acting abilities (based on her two recent tv movies).  Hmph.

Director Bryan Singer tweeted about the new stars saying:

 

Hugh Jackman will reportedly reprise his role as 'Wolverine'.

 

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Photo: Alexandra's IG

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