For Discussion: Petition Calls For Hollyweird Darling Lupita Nyong’o To Replace Halle Berry In New ‘X-Men’ Flick

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Who should play Storm?

Petition Calls For Lupita Nyong’o To Replace Halle Berry In X-Men

A new petition is demanding that ’12 Years A Slave’ star Lupita replaces Halle in Marvel’s ”X-Men” films. Halle has played comic book favorite Storm in several of the films but the creator says she’s the wrong choice.

The petition’s creator Jamie Broadnax writes:

This is important because listening to the demands of your consumer base means more than your own personal casting choices. She has the accent, the look, and the acting chops to play Storm as the comic book intended. Please kindly take this into consideration and respect the demand of Marvel consumers and fans of this amazing franchise. This petition was started based on the overwhelming responses to my tweet “I volunteer as tribute to lead a social media charge to get Lupita cast as Storm!”

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The petition has gotten almost 600 signatures, and it’s doubtful 20th Century Fox or Marvel will be making that huge of a change. Many people have also suggested Angela Bassett or Iman replace Halle Berry in addition to Lupita. Who do you think should play Storm??

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