X-Men: Apocalypse May Give Storm Her Mohawk

Halle Berry's hairstyle as Storm in the original X-Men trilogy and X-Men: Days of Future Past varied from title to title, but it looks as though Alexandra Shipp will be sporting a never-before-seen do for the character in X-Men: Apocalypse. If a new photo from director Bryan Singer is correctly interpreted, then it looks like the weather controlling mutant may be rocking her mohawk look from the comics in the 2016 blockbuster.

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The filmmaker has been regularly posting images on his Instagram from the set of his upcoming movie, but this shot actually comes from the Canadian Grand Prix Formula 1 race that was held today in Montreal. Singer attended the event with Alexandra Shipp and Sophie Turner (who is playing Jean Grey in the movie), and - purposefully or not - revealed that Shipp has recently shaved off her hair; presumably for her part in X-Men: Apocalypse. In the comics, Storm is best known for sporting incredibly long, white hair, but what's interesting about this development is that there is a specific look that Shipp's version of Storm may be matching - namely the design introduced by Chris Claremont and Paul Smith back in the early 1980s:

Storm 1980s

Considering that X-Men: Apocalypse is going to be set in the early 1980s, and the fact that the character has been described to be going down a dark path, it would make a degree of sense that Storm would be sporting this look in the movie - and it's a good call. The film should do something to differentiate this version of the mutant from the versions from the past, and this is a cool way to do just that.

When we will find out exactly what Storm's hairstyle will look like in X-Men: Apocalypse is obviously a mystery for now, but given Bryan Singer's Instagram habit, the wait for confirmation or denial may not be too long from now. After all, it was just a couple weeks ago that he decided to show off the look of the new Nightcrawler, and it's not hard to imagine the director putting the spotlight on his new version of Storm in a similar way.

Looking at this image, do you think that X-Men: Apocalypse is going to give Storm a mohawk? And if so, do you think it's a good aesthetic choice for the character? Hit the comments below to let us know your thoughts, feelings, and opinions on the matter.

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