With ‘X-Men: Apocalypse‘ being the tail end of the trilogy started with ‘X-Men: First Class‘ and set in the 80sm we’re going to need a younger cast to portray the X-Men and it looks as if there is a serious contender up for the role of Storm. Rumor has it that Kat Graham who plays Bonnie Bennett on ‘The Vampire Diaries’ seems to be the top choice and not only that, but a smart one as well! Her experience as Bennett would serve her well as Storm since the two characters are both strong and complex women who have suffered loss and overcome it to become even stronger.
Graham already has experience playing a powerful woman who is also an orphan which falls into a good description of Ororo Munroe. While Storm might often be called the Weather Witch in the past, Graham’s current character Bonnie Bennett has her as an actual one. Also from the TV series she has worked with CGI so it wouldn’t be a pain in learning to control the weather on screen or work around green screens. Pushing past that though she has also been a professional dancer so can more easily adapt to learning choreography for fighting sequences which should be a huge bonus. Finally, she is able to speak Spanish, French, some Portugese, Latin, and Hebrew so picking up an accent shouldn’t be too difficult to pull off.
It seems as if she looks the right age and has the chops and talent to take on the character. I’m just curious as to if this rumor will prove to be true as we all know how many casting rumors end up not working out.
While no official announcement has been made as to any of the younger X-Men’s new actors who aren’t carry overs from ‘X-Men: First Class’ or ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past‘, Graham seems like a natural fit for the character. Obviously James McAvoy will be returning as Professor X and we know that Oscar Isaac is on board as Apocalypse but who will end up playing the younger versions of the classic X-Men is still up in the air.
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Source: Cinema Blend