Halle Berry is Fairly Certain to Return for 'X-Men: Days of Future Past'
There was already plenty of anticipation for the X-Men: First Class sequel when it was revealed the film was actually titled X-Men: Days of Future Past, taking on one of the more iconic storylines in the mutant superhero ensemble's rich history. And then even more heads turned when it was revealed that Bryan Singer was coming on to direct the film and he was bringing familiar faces like Hugh Jackman as Wolverine, Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellan as older Professor X and Magneto, and some of the other junior X-Men. However, we've yet to hear any news about Halle Berry, who played Storm in the original film franchise.
Well, the actress recently talked to Shadow and Act, and she's pretty damn certain that she'll be back as the weather manipulating mutant in the X-Men prequel/sequel. Though they don't have any direct quotes, the article says, "she did confirm to me that she would be returning in the role. Most likely. Practically 90% sure. And she nodded a lot too. I can't say, and neither could she say that it's definitely a done deal, and that the contracts have all been signed, with all the "i"s dotted and the "t"s crossed." The article goes on to say there are, "a few details that are still being negotiated which she couldn't get into. But since she did tell me that the film starts shooting in April, it's highly unlikely that talks are going to suddenly and horribly fall apart at this point, and the producers have to scramble to find a replacement at the very last minute."
I'd say it's a pretty safe bet that we'll see Halle Berry pop up as Storm in X-Men: Days of Future Past. However, we're still waiting to hear whether or not Famke Janssen and James Marsden will reprise their roles as Jean Grey and Cyclops, and since Jennifer Lawrence is playing a young Mystique, Rebecca Romijn might show up again after a very quick cameo in X-Men: First Class. All I know is this is quite the exciting prospect, and I can't wait to see how this whole time travel line with the young and old X-Men plays out on the big screen next year when the film hits theaters on July 18th, 2014. Stay tuned for updates.