Bring Them To The Big Screen: Storm and 15 More Underrated Black Super Heroines
X-Men: Days of Future Past has MadameNoire thinking about the extreme underuse of not only Storm, but other black superheroines who have totally kicked butt in DC and Marvel Comics yet haven’t gotten fair or any big screen presence. Where’s the justice for black women who’ve fought for justice for all in the comics? Here’s a list of 15 more black superheroines deserving of fleshed out, live-action film counterparts.
There is no doubt Storm is the most popular black superhero and one of the most popular superheroines, overall. During the 1990s “X-Men” animated series and the comic book counterparts, Storm was a leading force of the superhero team. However, since her introduction into film in 2000 and other media, Storm has taken a backseat. Halle Berry herself expressed her passion in the past about Storm getting more to do in the films. And with such a rich character history, she should!
She comes from an ancient line of African priestesses with white hair and blue eyes. She lost her family as a child due to a plane crashing into their home in Africa. She was a thief as a child. She was controlled by the Shadow King. She grew up and was recruited by Professor X. Became second-in-command and occasionally leader of the X-Men as well as the leader of the Morlocks. She’s done and endured so much… yet not much in the movies. Whatever happened to X-Men Origins: Storm?
And from the looks of it in the pic above Storm might die in X-Men: Days of Future Past. Or maybe not. Maybe, Bishop (Omar Sy) saves her or maybe the time traveling, changing the past aspect of the film saves her. All we do know is Storm has at least one scene of kicking Sentinel behind in the film.