After months of speculation, Halle Berry (X-Men, Cloud Atlas) has confirmed to Access Hollywood that she will be reprising her role as Ororo Munroe/Storm in Bryan Singer’s much anticipated sequel, X-Men: Days of Future Past. She will join original trilogy cast-mates Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen, Shawn Ashmore, Ellen Page and Anna Paquin who are also confirmed to be returning to the franchise.
Here’s the scoop:
“I’m in. I think I’m in,” the actress told AccessHollywood.com’s Laura Saltman, when asked if she is 100 percent going to appear in the Bryan Singer-directed Marvel mutant movie, at the junket for her new thriller, “The Call,” in Los Angeles on Saturday.
“I am [excited], yeah,” she said, when asked if she’s looking forward to donning her superhero duds again. “I love Storm. That’s one of my favorite characters that I’ve played. And people love that character as well.”
Berry also confirmed the news to BlackTree.TV
The Days of Future Past comic storyline alternates between present day, in which the X-Men fight the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants, and a future timeline caused by the X-Men’s failure to prevent the Brotherhood from assassinating Senator Robert Kelly. In this future universe, Sentinels rule the United States, and mutants live in internment camps.
X-Men: Days of Future Past is due to commence filming in April and scheduled for release in July 2014. Omar Sy (The Intouchables) was recently confirmed for the sequel, which also stars Peter Dinklage, James McAvoy, Jennifer Lawrence, Michael Fassbender, and Nicholas Hoult.
Halle Berry will next be seen in The Call on March 15 which co-stars Abigail Breslin (Zombieland, Little Miss Sunshine).