Alexandra Shipp shared with fans a behind the scenes photo of X-MEN: DARK PHOENIX fight coordinator Richard Norton, taken from the film’s set in Montreal last year. The Storm actress had nothing but praise for his stunt choreography work on the film.
“My man crush monday with my woman crush everyday 💕,” she wrote. “This is Richard Norton who was our stunt coordinator/ choreographer and he’s a f*ckin LEGEND!! Such an honor and a pleasure working with this man on X-Men: Dark Phoenix and I honestly can’t wait to work with him again. Not only an incredible fighter, but one of the kindest and most intelligent men I’ve had the chance to work with! Also, the only person to FULLY knock me on my butt!! What a gem ❤️💕.”
In related social media posts, THE NEW MUTANTS director Josh Boone instagrammed a throwback photo of himself and writer Knate Lee as kids. “Me and Knate Lee circa… I ain’t even gonna say,” he wrote. The longtime friends, who grew up reading Marvel’s New Mutants comics, crafted next year’s mutant horror spinoff.
Magik actress Anya Taylor Joy even got emotional seeing the photo, commenting “My HEART!”