Halle Berry Returns As Storm In X-Men: Days Of Future Past

Halle Berry Returns As Storm In X-Men: Days Of Future Past

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Oscar-winning actress Halle Berry has confirmed that she will once again control the weather in Bryan Singer's upcoming X-Men: Days of Future Past film adaptation.

When you recall 20th Century Fox's X-Men trilogy from the early past of this century, what key aspects pop up as your fondest memories? No doubt, Patrick Stewart's turn as Professor Charles Xavier is on the list. Likewise, Ian McKellen portrayed an excellent Magneto. Even the then-unproven Hugh Jackman turned in a great performance as Wolverine (before the series completely fell apart in 2006's X-Men: The Last Stand).

Beyond those three though, what springs to mind? Assuming you're cool -- and we are assuming that anyone reading this text must be cool -- your immediate answer was Halle Berry's turn as Ororo Monroe, the mutant more commonly known as "Storm." Did Berry trump the three acting heavyweights mentioned above? No, but as far as cinematic superheroines go, she's one of the best almost by default.

Hopefully you feel the same way, as Berry just confirmed that she's returning for the upcoming X-Men: Days of Future Past (the sequel to 2011's X-Men: First Class), and in keeping with continuity will be once again be portraying Marvel Comics' favorite weather witch.

In an interview with Black Film to promote her role in the upcoming, inexplicably WWE-produced The Call, Berry was asked straight up whether or not she will ever reprise her role as Storm. With surprising candor, Berry responds in the affirmative. "Yeah. The fans really love Storm," Berry says with a smile. "I'm really happy that it's worked out that way. No matter what my part will be or won't be, being part of it is always a good thing. I love it."

The second to last sentence of Berry's statement seems to indicate that she's unclear on what exactly Storm's role might be in Days of Future Past. That makes a certain amount of sense given that the movie is still more than a year away from its theatrical debut. However, it makes us curious at the scope of Berry's appearance. If she has signed a contract to appear as Storm, she should at least have some idea of how much work she's going to have to put into the role and how often she'll be needed on set. If she only needs appear for a few days her role might be a small cameo similar to Hugh Jackman's appearance in X-Men: First Class, but if its more than that perhaps Storm will be a large presence in the film. We're hoping for the latter, as Storm played a crucial role in the original comic book storyline on which the Days of Future Past film is based, but given Hollywood's tendency to monkey with source material we wouldn't be surprised to see a film that barely resembles the tale we've come to love since its publication over three decades ago.

Until Berry or one of the film's crew members offers more information, we're going to have to continue wondering, but at least for now you Storm fans (or those who wore through their DVDs of Swordfish by pausing a certain scene over and over and over again) can cling to the news that she will be featured in X-Men: Days of Future Past.

Source: Black Film

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That's cool, but what exactly does the title Days of Future Past MEAN!?

Are they going to meet up with Marty McFly, Bill, Ted and the Doctor and have a time-dimensional warp party?

Because that would be great...

Everything I hear about this makes me pine for another First Class. The others had a lot of decent things about them, but 1 didn't age well and 3 wasn't well received. Hale Berry always seemed really flat as Storm. As an outsider to the X-Men I couldn't understand what she was about in the same way I could understand Rogue or Magneto or Xavier

Will the character actually be from Africa this time? I'd like to hear her do the accent and the claustrophobia.

PsychicTaco115:
That's cool, but what exactly does the title Days of Future Past MEAN!?

Are they going to meet up with Marty McFly, Bill, Ted and the Doctor and have a time-dimensional warp party?

Because that would be great...

Oh there's time travel alright

PsychicTaco115:
That's cool, but what exactly does the title Days of Future Past MEAN!?

Are they going to meet up with Marty McFly, Bill, Ted and the Doctor and have a time-dimensional warp party?

Because that would be great...

Days of Future Past is the name of the comic that this movie is supposedly based on.

OT: Hopefully it takes from First Class instead of other X-men movies

Sweet, just keep throwing reprising roles at this and hope for the best.

Not trying to sound pessimistic but all of the casting hype surrounding this movie is bollocks until we get to see some footage.

Oh great, so she's going to screw up the script of this movie too like she did to X3 just to make the movie revolve around her.

Sounds fun. :D Looking forward to seeing the film. I liked the Days of Future Past idea. It'll be interesting to see how it translates to film.

Since when does Storm do much other than show up and shoot lightning? Plays a bit of a mother hen role and then it's back to being a lightning turret.

Her "acting" role is minor compared to Professor X, Magneto, Beast and Wolverine.

Atary77:
Oh great, so she's going to screw up the script of this movie too like she did to X3 just to make the movie revolve around her.

No no, that's Jackman's job.

(Not blaming the actor, but Wolverine was seriously overused in X3.)

Cool. Now if they would just bring back nightcrawler I'd have a big ol' stiffy.

Can't say I'm exactly surprised, knowing that the first trilogy's characters would be in it. The whole plot sounds confusing as hell from what I gather, but I'm still hopeful. So long as everything to do with X3 and Wolverine is completely ignored, forever, then that's good.

DVS BSTrD:
Will the character actually be from Africa this time? I'd like to hear her do the accent and the claustrophobia.

PsychicTaco115:
That's cool, but what exactly does the title Days of Future Past MEAN!?

Are they going to meet up with Marty McFly, Bill, Ted and the Doctor and have a time-dimensional warp party?

Because that would be great...

Oh there's time travel alright

I can't be the only one who wants to see Colin Farrell as Trevor Fitzroy right?

I am thinking the right storyline, aren't I?

Only way I'd be pleased to see her come back is if she were willing and able to pull off mohawk Storm

God damnit I hoped they'd drop her for this as her version of storm wasn't really from any where it was very bland. Not African godess or punk kid or any classic or original comic book storm she was just her... and boring to boot.

Good actress, loved cloud atles she was great just hope she gives better in this next xmen film.

Atary77:
Oh great, so she's going to screw up the script of this movie too like she did to X3 just to make the movie revolve around her.

sigh...pretty much that ^ exactly

So unless i miss my guess they are going to have the story go from the 60's to the late 2000's right? Because days of future past was the future where the sentinels basically have taken over and put humanity in death camps right?

I see the competition for worst title this year is not yet done, so what is the sequel Future 2 Progressive?
Ah I'll end up watching it anyway and I know it will be shallow and dumb as per usual.

I thought we were all focused on and worrying about First Class?
I want more of that!

T_T

Great,... that memorable and stellar performance from the movies.

Wasn't she more or less just a running gag in the first 3 films? I mean, she added nothing to the plot, she just kind had to be there. And she always came off pathetically weak despite her control of the weather.

Such pessimism.

Personally, I couldn't be more excited. Such a lineup of stars. You all understand you don't have to watch this movie right?

 

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