Halle Berry Will Reprise Her ‘X-Men’ Role In ‘Days Of Future Past’


Academy Award-winning actress Halle Berry has confirmed that she will reprise her role as Storm / Ororo Munroe in the upcoming prequel sequel film X-Men: Days of Future Past. As you may know, Berry originated the role of Storm in the first X-Men film that was released back in 2000 (which was directed by Bryan Singer). She appeared in that film’s sequels but was not seen in the most recent X-Men film X-Men: First Class. While promoting her new film The Call (in theaters this month), Halle confirmed rumors that she would be squeezing back into her superhero suit to portray Storm in Days of Future Past (also directed by Bryan Singer). Click below to watch video of Halle making the confirmation.

he old gang is really getting back together. After weeks of speculation, Halle Berry confirmed to HitFix this weekend that she’ll return as Ororo Munroe, better known as Storm, in Bryan Singer’s “X-Men: Days of Future Past.”

The Oscar-winner portrayed the powerful mutant in the first three Marvel X-Men films: “X-Men” (2000), “X-2: X-Men United” (2003) and “X-Men: The Last Stand” (2006). The franchise was recently “retro-rebooted” by director Matthew Vaughn with the critically acclaimed “X-Men: First Class” (2011) which featured an entirely new cast and was set in the early 1960’s. Vaughn is only producing the upcoming sequel, “Days of Future Past,” but original franchise helmer Singer is returning to the director’s chair after having sat out “Last Stand” and “First Class” (which he co-produced). The new film is rumored to begin in 1973 and will find the young “First Class” X-Men (Nicholas Hoult – Beast, Jennifer Lawrence – Mystique) traveling through time to engage with some version of the “old” but more modern day X-Men (Hugh Jackman – Wolverine, Ellen Page – Kitty Pryde). The film’s plot and title are seemingly inspired by the classic “Future Past” storyline featured in Uncanny X-Men issues 141 and 142 which found Pryde transporting her mind to a dystopian future where mutants live in labor camps and many of your favorite X-Men have already killed fighting the government forced oppression … More intriguingly, Marvel recently launched an All-New X-Men comic that finds the five original mutants (Angel, Iceman, Cyclops, Marvel Girl and Beast) transported to present day to meet their future selves. The teenagers are appalled at what they have become and seem intent on fixing the “present” or making sure it never happens. HitFix spoke to Singer recently and he admitted the time travel element may allow him to “fix” some of the mistakes fans were disappointed by in “The Last Stand” (maybe). No matter what the case, Berry, whose career has been more successful creatively than commercially over the past few years is more than happy to join the party. “Yeah, I’m really happy to to,” Berry told HitFix of returning to wearing Ororo’s notorious white wigs. “I love Storm and I’m happy I get to be a part of it this time.” Proving once again that “never say never again” should be Hollywood’s motto, Berry is reuniting with Singer after the two had an infamous falling out during the production of “X2.”

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While Halle Berry’s falling out with Bryan Singer wasn’t as notorious as Megan Fox’s falling out with Michael Bay, the fact that both actresses are coming back into the fold to work with their formerly estranged directors proves that it makes no sense for actors to get into any kind of public spats with their directors. Honestly, I have mixed feelings about Berry’s return to the X-Men movies. I mean, her portrayal as Storm has been really terrible … in my most humble of opinions. She was laughable in the first X-Men film and only marginally got better in the subsequent films (mostly because her screentime was lessened in the sequels). It’s possible that Halle Berry might be able to make Storm cool in this new film but I’m not holding my breath. That being said, I’m glad that Halle and Bryan have kissed and made up … she may be a terrible Storm but, I must admit, it’ll be nice to see her back with the old gang again.


  • AwesomeMargie

    The more and more I hear about this movie and the many people coming out in it, the more I DON’T want to see it. Halle was awful as Storm.

    • @AwesomeMargie — DON’T SCARE ME NOW! I’m keeping hope alive …

    • ClaireMichelle

      Hopefully most of these characters show up in more cameo-like roles. I loved First Class, so I am hopeful!

    • superjosh

      Don’t be worried! There’s a reason for it to all be happening. X-Men: First Class just didn’t build up enough excitement for the new cast and this story (Days of Future Past) is a way to give us X-Men 4 and supercharge the new cast’s story.

    • Serenity

      She completely lacked the presence that I always felt from Storm in the comic books. Halle’s Storm was like a small child putting on her mom’s heels and thinking she’s all grown up.

  • Mark

    As long as this movie has the same homoerotic undertones between Magneto and Professor X as ‘First Class’ did, I’m sold. They need another manly crying scene.

    • @Mark — YES!

    • Mark

      RIGHT? I’m thinking a doppleganger/cross-generational foursome with the Magnetos/Xaviers.

    • @Mark — OMG, I would die. D-I-E!

  • Lacey

    No no no no no. If you are going to bring anyone back, make it Scott, not Storm. Boooooo.

  • Alys

    Ms. Grumpy Berry can take her sour attitude and drama storms elsewhere, thank you very much. Why did they bother pursuing her when there are dozens of other talented African-American actresses who might have filled this role? Instead, they go after someone who publicly disavowed any interest in the X-Men movies and sulked about her involvement as anything more than a paycheque. We have enough intelligent ladies out there who would love to take on this role and have the looks -and- the brains to do it, instead of this snob. Ugh.

  • superjosh

    I think Halle gets a lot of flack, some deserved but A LOT undeserved. Like when people say she got her Oscar by being a slut having sex with Billy Bob Thorton… for some reason there are people who can’t seem to disassociate a role and her real life. But then there’s the custody drama, and she definitely should not have put so much of it out there, regardless of what’s actually going on in private.

    As for her role as Storm, I think she’s just one of those actresses who can’t always rise above the material and the material she was given in X-Men was really bad. I put 50/50 blame on her and on Bryan Singer because he really didn’t want Storm in the first movie and showed that he didn’t care. But I think they’ve both grown and I am really optimistic about this movie. If any of you know the comics, this is an amazing story and having both casts is really important!

  • Steph

    NOO…nononono….no….please God no…..