MANILA, Philippines – Actress Halle Berry will reprise her role as the mutant weather witch Storm in “X-Men: Days of the Future Past.”
The movie’s director Bryan Singer broke the news over Twitter:
Couldn’t be more excited that #HalleBerry has joined the cast of #XMen #DaysofFuturePast. Hopefully she can improve the weather in Montreal.
Couldn’t be more excited that #HalleBerry has joined the cast of #XMen #DaysofFuturePast. Hopefully she can improve the weather in Montreal.— Bryan Singer (@BryanSinger) March 4, 2013
“X-Men: Days of the Future Past” will not only reunite the actors from the original trilogy that includes Patrick Stewart (Professor X), Ian McKellen (Magneto), Hugh Jackman (Wolverine), Anna Paquin (Rogue), Shawn Ashmore (Iceman), and Ellen Page (Kitty Pryde).
It will also feature the younger counterparts of the characters introduced in the prequel-reboot “X-Men: First Class” which includes James McAvoy (Professor X), Michael Fassbender (Magneto), Jennifer Lawrence (Mystique), and Nicholas Hoult (Beast).
Fox Films also tapped “Game of Thrones‘s” Peter Dinklage and French actor Omar Sy to play unrevealed roles as of writing.
The movie is based on the 1981 time travel story in the X-Men comics, showing a dystopian future where giant robots — the Sentinels — hunted mutants following the assassination of a political figure in the present-day.
Watch this interview with Halle Berry on her movie “The Call” and her confirmed X-Men role:
In an interview with Newsarama, the writer of the original story Chris Claremont said that the movie can go beyond being a superhero film.
“It’s about racism, I hope. It’s about resisting oppression. It’s about fighting for freedom and the cost of fighting for freedom. I will be fascinated to see how they weave the two together,” Claremont said.
Claremont’s stories have been the foundation of most X-Men films that include X2’s take on “God Loves and Man Kills” and the infamous 3rd flick lifting concepts from “The Dark Phoenix Saga.”
Another upcoming film, “The Wolverine,” is also based on a limited series Claremont wrote, focusing on Wolverine’s evolution as a samurai in Japan.
“X-Men: Days of the Future Past” is set for release in 2014. – Rappler.com
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