Back in January, we learned that director Bryan Singer had cast a number of younger actors to portray some of the most iconic mutants in Marvel Comics history for ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’. For instance, Tye Sheridan will replace James Marsden as Scott Summers AKA Cyclops, ‘Game of Thrones’ star Sophie Turner will take on the role of Jean Grey, and Kodi Smit-McPhee will be BAMF-ing about as Nightcrawler. But seeing as these characters will be seen in the 80s rather than the modern day this time around, it’s possible that the team will be sporting some radical vintage looks. We’ve already seen hints of it thanks to photos of Lana Condor as Jubilee, but now there’s reason to believe that another fan favorite X-Man will go for a rather extreme look that was a favorite of the punk rock crowd of the day.
According to a new set of pictures, it looks like James McAvoy’s Professor X isn’t the only one who has gone bald for the upcoming sequel to ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past.’ Singer took a few cast members from his latest film including Sophie Turner, Nicholas Hoult, Ben Hardy, Tye Sheridan, Lana Condor, and Lucas Till to the 2015 Grand Prix Montreal to hang out with Red Bull Racing. However, it’s interesting to note that you could see Alexandra Shipp sporting an aerodynamic new look. You can check it out for yourself below:
What does this mean for Shipp’s character, Storm? The popular theory is that Ororo Munroe will be rocking a rather different hairstyle than when she was played by Halle Berry. Since it is the 80s in the film, it’s only right that we see Storm’s punk look including the famous mohawk from Chris Claremont and Paul Smith’s ‘Uncanny X-Men’ from 1983. Of course, we haven’t seen any set photos indicating the hairstyle is set in stone just yet, but judging by these photos, I’d say that there’s a very good chance of it happening.
Do you think Storm will be sporting a mohawk when we see her in ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’? Share your thoughts and theories in the comments.
‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ starring James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult, and Oscar Isaac opens in theaters on May 27, 2016.