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Halle Berry To Return As Storm In 'X-Men: Days Of Future Past'

The actress reveals her excitement over her reprisal of the role in the upcoming 'X-Men' film.

Director Bryan Singer has been keeping pretty busy lately splitting his time between celebrating the success of his latest film, Jack The Giant Slayer at the box office (it hit number one over the weekend) and making some additions to cast of X-Men: Days of Future Past. The director of the upcoming X-Men movie tweeted his excitement over the announcement that actress Halle Berry would return to reprise the role of Storm in the upcoming film.

The actress spoke of her excitement over joining the cast of Days, even if she isn't quite sure what her role in the upcoming movie will be. Berry revealed in a recent interview that she "loves" Storm and is "happy to be back."

"I love Storm. This character is so loved by so many people and I am just happy to be back," The actress said. When she was asked what her role in the film would be, she replied that she was "not sure," but that "the script, as it always is with 'X-Men' is a work in progress, it is [presently] being honed and figured out." Regardless of what role she will play and how the addition of a character like Storm will impact the film in general, Halle Berry is happy to be back. "Whatever it is that I will end up being, I am just happy to be back. I love that character."

With so many actors and actresses announced, one has to wonder how Singer will fit them all into one film. What do you think of the news of Halle Berry's return to Storm? Are you looking forward to seeing the actress return to the role?

Source: MTV

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Edited by GreenFuse

I'm not happy that the old cast is infiltrating the new one (didn't think Halle was a good Storm). Maybe they'll only appear for a brief moment a la Wolverine and Rebecca/Mystique, maybe it'll work out seamlessly, but yeah...I wish the First Class films were a reboot vs trying to tie all the films together (which feels really clunky on paper).

Posted by sora_thekey

This is pretty exciting!

We just need Colossus and Nightcrawler...

Posted by Falconer

I like how Bryan Singer is just making this movie a sequel to his first two.

PS - I don't actually like this.

Posted by JimmyOlsen1

@GreenFuse said:

I'm not happy that the old cast is infiltrating the new one. Maybe they'll only appear for a brief moment a la Wolverine and Mystique, maybe it'll work out seamlessly, but yeah...I wish the First Class films were a reboot vs trying to tie all the films together (which feels really clunky on paper).

I hope they'll fix their continuity with DOFP. I'm happy about the return of some old characters and actors :) Still waiting for the Cyclops and Colossus return news hehe

Posted by BlueLantern1995

YAY! She was the best thing in Last Stand and made that movie passable. She is without a doubt the best performed character in the original X-Men trilogy outside of Patrick Stewart and Ian McKelllen.

Posted by Vance Astro
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Edited by k4tzm4n

Mixed emotions. On one hand, she's a big part of the source material and I'm happy to see her included. On the other hand, THERE'S SO MANY CHARACTERS! It'll be one helluva impressive feat if Singer manages to properly juggle this many characters.

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Posted by PhoenixoftheTides

I like Halle Berry; I think having original members from the first trilogy isn't a good idea, though. "First Class" gave the writers the opportunity to revamp certain aspects of the timeline and events. I think they may be over-reaching themselves because trying to do too much in an already packed movie with a complicated storyline might not work. Best of luck to them, though.

Posted by Trevel8182

"WAY TO MANY CHARACTERS" either do a first class sequel or and x-men sequel making them one in the same is dumb especially when the main complaint about all the movies is that there are too many characters.

Posted by fables87

I actually liked Halle Berry as Storm. Compared to the 90s cartoon, she made Storm fit her age. As a kid I though Storm was an older woman cause of the cartoon lol

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Posted by StMichalofWilson

@sora_thekey said:

This is pretty exciting!

We just need Colossus and Nightcrawler...

And some way of making them part of the movie. I have faith that Singer will find a way.

Posted by TheAmazingImmortalMan

I liked her as storm but I don't want the old cast back I think they should have rebooted the X films with first class

Posted by The_Hooligan

Like I said on the other thread, I'm conflicted about this.

Posted by ptigrusmagus

YYYUUUSSSS

Posted by telepathic666

first class wasn't great

Posted by sora_thekey

@k4tzm4n said:

Mixed emotions. On one hand, she's a big part of the source material and I'm happy to see her included. On the other hand, THERE'S SO MANY CHARACTERS! It'll be one helluva impressive feat if Singer manages to properly juggle this many characters.

Someone did mention that not all of the characters will interact with each other... I'm kind of thinking that the original trilogy's cast will appear in a scene like the one at the beginning of the X3 (only this time it won't be in the Danger Room) and the story will contnue on from there with the First Class cast.

Posted by comicfan123

@sora_thekey: I like that idea-- have a scene that'll appease those who liked the old cast from the old trilogy, then continue on with the new case (which I personally think absolutely STOMPS the old cast, sans Hugh Jackman as Wolverine).

Posted by Namor1987

I hated Halle Berry as Storm to be honest. She doesn't look anything like the 616 Storm or even talk or act like her. I love Halle just not as Storm

Edited by Mutant God

I wonder if they are going to change her hair again in this movie

Posted by PhoenixoftheTides

I'm just hoping that Magik or Rachel make appearances to account for the time travel versus some other mutant created just for the purpose of the movie.

Posted by The_Hooligan

@PhoenixoftheTides said:

I'm just hoping that Magik or Rachel make appearances to account for the time travel versus some other mutant created just for the purpose of the movie.

I don't think they'll make any new characters specifically for the movie.

However I worry that they might make a largely different version of a existing character for the job.

Posted by sora_thekey

@comicfan123: A 120 min. movie and just focus on the old cast for the first 20-30 min... I agree with you for the exception that I loved Alan Cumming cast as Nightcrawler, Patrick Stewart as Professor Xavier and Ellen Page as Kitty Pryde.

Posted by SupremeHyperion

such a bad storm, they need to go another way.... berry was not a good storm, and what accent is she going to use this time?

Posted by Smurfboy

Awesome. And now, still waiting for Nightcrawler news. Hope the same person will play that character.

Posted by Grey56

This woman was terrible as Storm. Period. She did nothing to render justice to Ororo as a quiet, but strong woman. All Halle did was bitch about her lack of screen time to Singer and threatened to hold out on X2 if she didn't have more screen time - and look what it brought us. Why didn't they get Angela Bassett?

Halle Berry has yet to do any film which displayed any acting chops beyond something pretty to look at - which is fine but try not to tell me her acting is integral to the character when it could be more accurately displayed (and probably more economically contracted) by a list of other more erstwhile actresses - among whom now I would place Gina Torres.

Posted by haydenclaireheroes

I am glad to see we are getting a good mix of both casts

Posted by evilvegeta74

@Namor1987 said:

I hated Halle Berry as Storm to be honest. She doesn't look anything like the 616 Storm or even talk or act like her. I love Halle just not as Storm

What he said!,I think they should have recast Storm. If I don't see Colossus and Night Crawler I'm done with X movies , til Marvel/ Disney gets the rights back to the Xmen characters.

Posted by UltraBiel

I'm glad Storm is in the movie!

Posted by shackle

The concern over too many characters is misguided. The characters from the original trilogy will likely have a very small part in the film, serving only to bridge First Class and the original trilogy.

Posted by chasereis

god d*** it Singer you freaking hack. Damn you to netflix.

Posted by drphilter

I have never been wild about Halle Berry as Storm, but since she was Storm in 3 flicks and maybe now she is humbled by the fact that Hollywood isn't eating her up like they seemed to be in the early 00s, perhaps she will not be so over the top. As for any concerns, I have to say this is the first X flick since X2 that I have absolutely none. Even X-men First Class I was very doubtful about until I watched it and no doubt the low expectations definitely helped me enjoy that movie. I think this is going to be awesome and I have no problem with a two and a half hour X-men movie. Perhaps they could even two part this movie to really make it epic. I swear I thought I heard when this was first announced the idea was to make two movies, maybe I just made that up in my head. Either way I am ecstatic.

I must say I am really surprised by some of the reactions of fans. Talking about Cyclops didn't die, etc, I don't see how any of that matters. If they are time jumping from 1970, then that future could be COMPLETELY different. I mean just by going to the future and the inevitable return would cause changes to the timeline so honestly I think this movie will server as a Star Trek of sorts. Where it will reset the timeline and they can move forward with Cyclops, Jean, Beast, etc and tell all new stories without it necessarily being a reboot. I think it's brilliant and I love it.

Posted by daredevil21134

I really wish Marvel would get the rights to X-Men back.

Posted by PassionFlower

NOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!11 Not her, not Halle!

Posted by John Valentine

Meh.

Posted by Bobsjonjon

Terrible news. She was horrible in the other movies.

Posted by Fantasgasmic

wow, after her demand for more money and screen time led to the ruination of X-Men 3, I find this worrisome.

Posted by Perfect 10

YES! more females, more diversity and STORM!! just hope it doesnt end up like the x-men movies aka the adventures of wolverine and storm

Posted by Methias

Why does she hate us so much. Stomping all over people's childhood(ish) memories THREE TIMES wasn't enough?

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Posted by antemiusenteri

@Falconer:

keep you negativity to yourself.

Posted by dreamfall31

Halle was terrible casting to begin with so her inclusion just brings the movie down. Wasn't she the one who whined and complained that she didn't get enough screen time in the movies?

Posted by Blood1991

Conflicted. Great to see Storm return as such an important part of the original story, but Singer gave the character sh!t lines and Berry did her no justice. We shall see.

Posted by Mega_spidey01

i wished they had casted jessica lucas or annie ilonzeth as storm. halle berry best movie was  best movie was monster's ball.  storm should be extremely beauitful, tough, fierce and down to earth in the x-men films.

Posted by JamDamage

the only good thing about Halle as Storm is she looks dead on. Other then that?............Nothing. Sure she's excited to be playing Storm, she'll actually have an acting gig again. I never saw a person who won an oscar actually be such a crap actress. Maybe we'll get her naked in this.

Edited by poisonfleur

1. I am glad to see Storm back. It's been like basically 3 movies without her.

2. I believe Singer and Halle have both experienced much since X1 & X2 so hopefully they could bring justice to the character of Storm.

3. I actually liked Storm in X3 The Last Stand. She was awesome, she flew, she kicked butt, took out many enemies. So let's hope it's like that--- or maybe surprise us with more. :)

4. Days of Future past-- It seems like it needed Storm's presence, imo.

5. With the Avengers bar set, the X-men HAVE to step their game up. Storm is one of the highlights of X-men. Let's hope they are aware of that this time around. In which, I think they are. :)

Posted by butterflykyss

@poisonfleur said:

1. I am glad to see Storm back. It's been like basically 3 movies without her.

2. I believe Singer and Halle have both experienced much since X1 & X2 so hopefully they could bring justice to the character of Storm.

3. I actually liked Storm in X3 The Last Stand. She was awesome, she flew, she kicked butt, took out many enemies. So let's hope it's like that--- or maybe surprise us with more. :)

4. Days of Future past-- It seems like it needed Storm's presence, imo.

5. With the Avengers bar set, the X-men HAVE to step their game up. Storm is one of the highlights of X-men. Let's hope they are aware of that this time around. In which, I think they are. :)

I liked STorm in X3 as well, though many said it was the worst film i thought i was the best(maybe because storm was a lot better in it). She was a heck of a lot better than in the first 2. I'm hoping she gets more badA$$ for this one.. and after this movie I hope marvel gets the rights back to the xmen, reboot the crap and start again..

Posted by DH69

cant say im excited, only movie i've enjoyed was first class. Dont get me wrong ian mckellan and patrick stewart were great in their roles, but sadly they just seemed to feeble and old, i've always pictured magneto as a dude in his 60s but with an well toned body, and i've never pictured Prof X as just a cripple with powers in the comics, he's a force to be reconned with in his own way but in the first 3 movie all i say was an old man in a wheel chair

Edited by sturmritter

@GreenFuse: Why didn't you like Halle Berry as Storm? I think she fit the role very well myself. Not sure who else could have done the job. Any suggestions for who might else play her?

Posted by Storm_UltimateBadass

@poisonfleur said:

1. I am glad to see Storm back. It's been like basically 3 movies without her.

2. I believe Singer and Halle have both experienced much since X1 & X2 so hopefully they could bring justice to the character of Storm.

3. I actually liked Storm in X3 The Last Stand. She was awesome, she flew, she kicked butt, took out many enemies. So let's hope it's like that--- or maybe surprise us with more. :)

4. Days of Future past-- It seems like it needed Storm's presence, imo.

5. With the Avengers bar set, the X-men HAVE to step their game up. Storm is one of the highlights of X-men. Let's hope they are aware of that this time around. In which, I think they are. :)

i agree but Im not sure if i was biased because Storm kicked ass and it was alot of great power showings from her.

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