Halle Berry May Be Joining ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’ As Storm, But Do You Want Her Back?
Speaking to Indiewireâs Shadow and Act recently, Halle Berry said she plans to strap on the leather jumpsuit once again and return to the role of Storm in Bryan Singerâs upcoming âX-Men: Days of Future Past.âÂ
As fans of the âX-Menâ franchise know, Berry played Storm, the weather-controlling mutant, in Singerâs first two âX-Menâ movies and in the much maligned third entry, âX-Men: The Last Stand,â directed by Brett Ratner.
If Berry does return to the role — her casting hasn’t yet been confirmed — Â sheâll be joining her former mutant cast matesÂ Anna Paquin, Ellen Page, Aaron Ashmore, Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellan, who have all been confirmed by Singer to be appearing in âDays of Future Past.â
The next âX-Menâ movie, a sequel to prequel/reboot âX-Men: First Class,â has a time-travel bent, which, we assume, is the device that will allow the older franchise cast members to share the screen with Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence Nicholas Hoult and James McAvoy, who played younger versions of the X-Men in âFirst Class.â
Weâre excited by this ever-expanding cast. Itâs hard not to get excited with so many talented performers returning to these geeky iconic screen roles. Still, weâd be lying if we said weâd been waiting with baited breath to hear about the news of Halle Berryâs return to the comic book movie franchise. Her Storm was arguably one of the weakest characters from the first batch of films.
Hereâs hoping that if Berry returns as Storm, sheâll look and act a little more like the tough and badass comic book version of Storm comic nerds have grown to love over the past few decades and less like the frowny face mutant who bored us to tears in âThe Last Stand.â