It’s official. Halle Berry will be reprising her role as Storm in the latest film in the X-Men franchise, X-Men: Days Of Future Past.
Director Bryan Singer has made it a habit to Tweet all important casting information about the upcoming film and this week announced the exciting news himself. The filmmaker used his 160-characters to let fans know he “Couldn’t be more excited that #HalleBerry has joined the cast of #XMen #DaysofFuturePast. Hopefully she can improve the weather in Montreal.”
The Oscar winning actress will be back in good company with many of her original castmates returning as well. Among those already announced are Patrick Stewart (Professor X), Ian McKellen (Magneto), Hugh Jackman (Wolverine), Anna Paquin (Rogue), Shawn Ashmore (Ice Man) and Ellen Page (Kitty Pryde), who all starred with Berry in the original trilogy.
We will also be seeing some familiar faces coming from X-Men: First Class. James McAvoy (Professor X), Michael Fassbender (Magneto), Jennifer Lawrence (Mystique) and Nicholas Hoult (Beast), who all play younger versions of the iconic characters, will also be back for X-Men: Days of Future Past.
With the tagline “The X-Men must travel in time to change a major historical event that could globally impact on man and mutant kind,” we already know that the movie will take place mostly in the past. That being said, it will be interesting to see how much interaction there will be between the older and younger versions of characters, and how they relate to their older/younger self.
Some new additions to the cast include Game of Throne‘s Peter Dinklage and The Intouchables Omar Sy.
Rumors have been circulating for a while about whether or not Berry would don her white wig again, so it’s nice to get official confirmation. This only leaves a few of the original cast members still in question. We still don’t know if James Marsden will return as Cyclops or if Famke Janssen will appear as the Phoenix. Although Marsden would be another great get for the film, I’m more interested in seeing the Phoenix in action. What about you?
Production on X-Men: Days Of Future Past is set to begin in Spring 2013 and the film is already scheduled for a July 18th, 2014 theatrical release.