'X-Men: Apocalypse' Alexandra Shipp Reveals How Storm & Apocalypse Meet, Plus More

By Matt O'Bryant

With Bryan Singer's X-Men: Apocalypse just a few months out. The talk around this movie is still very much quiet. With much of the plot and other story details, very much unspoiled at this point. There have even been rumors that almost everything we have seen so far in the trailers are actually scenes from "The Danger Room". If true, means we haven't seen anything.

We finally have some cool details, regarding how Storm (Alexandra Shipp) and Apocalypse (Oscar Isaac) meet in the new film and what their relationship is courtesy of Collider, who got a chance to speak with actress Alexandra Shipp.

[You] see me in Cairo, and he’s speaking whatever ancient language because he’s just woken up and I’m speaking Arabic. I’m trying to communicate with him, and then he has this moment where he figures out where he is, what’s happened, what date it is, and he … Apocalypse doesn’t need to say much. All he has to do is just be like, “I’m here, I’m what you’ve been looking for”. And you just feel it right in your gut, and you’re like, “Right, you are exactly what I’ve been looking for. You are exactly what I need right now.” I think that he can see that, and he could also see the power. I feel like when you’re the most powerful, you’re also the most self-conscious about it. We kind of find each other. Like though the crowd, it all parts and I see his blue face. Then we kind of just like, “Ah”. There is a moment.
— Shipp

The actress then goes on to explain some of the reasoning behind Apocalypse's decision to recruit Storm as one of his four horsemen, and talked about the massive power boost that comes with being one of the four horsemen of Apocalypse.

For me specifically, well like, what he does is he has the power to enhance your power. So while you’re around him, he’s got all these mega level mutants. He’s able to turn them into crazy-baboom level mutants. For me, he is like, what you can control everything, almost, kind of, sort of. I’m not the Phoenix, but you know what I mean. She’s got so many powers, and he’s like, but he doesn’t even know what her powers are when he meets her. He can just sense the level and that’s what attracts him to them. So what he is attracted to is their level and their magnitude of power. I think that his plan for her in the movie is to protect him. Protect him with fog. Protect him with lightening. Blow away a missile. Blow away a plane. There is so much that she can do, and what he’s looking for is protection because he just woke up after a couple thousands and thousand years. He’s weak and he’s alone, and he’s been betrayed, you know. He’s kind of like a girlfriend who just got cheated on, who wants to date the nerdy guy who can take care of her.
— Shipp

Sounds pretty awesome right? Let us know what you think? Sound off in the comments below with your thoughts.

Check out the full interview over at Collider right here!

X-Men: Apocalypse hits theaters on May 27th.