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Lupita Nyong’o: America’s New Superhero?
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Everyone is having Lupita Nyong’o fever these days, and, honestly, we don’t blame them.
A new petition is calling for the Oscar-winning actress to replace Halle Berry as the superhero Storm in the “X-Men” movie franchise. According to reports, petition creator Jamie Broadnax wrote on Twitter that he’d volunteer as the leader of a “social media charge” to have Lupita play the iconic role and wrote about why movie producers should reconsider their casting choices.
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!”
Surprisingly, the petition has already garnered almost 600 signatures. But, considering that Halle has played Storm in pretty much all of the films, this seems pretty unlikely. But, wouldn’t Lupita be absolutely stunning?!
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