As most of you already know Bryan Singer is coming back to direct another X-Men film. Not only is he coming back to the franchise, but a lot of our favorite characters from the original films and from X-Men: First Class will coming together to make X-Men: Days of Future Past. Up until this point I have been super excited about all of the actors that are willing to reprise their roles for this film, then the inevitable happened. That is when all of the wind left my sails. Let me explain and then we will get into my feelings.
Now it looks like Halle Berry will “Most likely” be returning as Storm in the upcoming film. Here is what Shadow and Act had to say when they talked to her about it.
"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.
They added that 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."
From the sound of it, she will be back and that is pretty awesome for her. As for me, I think I would rather have a kid pelt me with candy for the duration of the movie than have her play Storm again. I love the character of Storm, I greatly dislike the choice of Berry playing that role. Before you start flying off the handle, I do have my reasons. First, I get stressed out by the different accents that she uses. Does she know that she is changing the way that she is speaking? If not, does she have multiple personality disorder? Second, I just don’t think that she has the warrior look that Storm has in the comics. Storm is beautiful but tough. You can see it in the way that she holds herself. Don’t get me wrong, Berry is one of the most beautiful women in Hollywood, but she lacks the toughness that fans of the comic expect. I would like to see someone like Danai Gurira (Michonne from The Walking Dead) play Storm. If you are a fan of the show then you know that Danai pulls off major kick-assery and does so with an air of dignity. Something that I don’t think HB can pull off.
Oh well, I could go on forever about how I have always hated this casting, but what’s done is done. Feel free to rip into me if you feel that I am wrong, or back me up if you agree. Either way, I am still going to see this film and hope that she will prove me wrong. Until next time…