As someone who seems to gravitate towards secondary characters who don’t get the love and attention they deserve, I usually resign myself to lamenting over that sad truth and not expecting anything to change. Then I realize that other people with more vision, talent, and creativity than I feel the same way and actually do something about their discontent.
Maya Glick is one of those people. She is currently working on a short film centered on the X-Men’s Storm, a highly undervalued and under-appreciated character in both the comics and the films. In an interview with BoomTube, she explicitly said: “I spent a lot of time thinking “I wish somebody would get it [depictions of beloved characters] right…” and then I realized… “Oh hey! I’M somebody!” In fact, Rain‘s Facebook page states, “Dissatisfied with Hollywood’s uninspired portrayal of the only “Superhero” who ever meant anything to me, and motivated by the need to create something big – I’ve written a short film about the amazing, uncanny, marvelous Ororo Murnoe (codename: Storm)”.
The film is still in very early production (hoping to start filming in late November), but with Maya’s passion and lifelong love of Ororo Munroe, I have faith that this film will be what every Storm fan has been wanting for decades.
Maya as Storm
About Reporter Michelle Lawhorn:
Michelle, a.k.a. Stormraven, is what can only be described as an eclectic nerd. Her interests and expertise range from Doctor Who to Lord of the Rings, cosplay to comics, and Bollywood to opera to name just a few. When not raving about her “fandoms”, she can be found working on projects as an Associate Editor at Haven Publishing and adding to her ever-growing list of Things to Cosplay. She can currently be found searching for more material to feed her newfound obsession with Star Wars.