Bryan Singer's "X-Men: Days of Future Past" is becoming rather stacked in terms of its mutants. In recent months, we learned that in addition to "X-Men: First Class" returnees, Hugh Jackman (Wolverine), Patrick Stewart (Older Professor X) and Ian McKellen (Older Magneto) would be joining the roster. Now it looks like Halle Berry, who portrayed Storm in the earlier renditions, may also be back.
A few months ago when Singer was asked if Berry would be returning, he stated, "I can't say. I don't know yet. And it's not necessarily a deal making aspect at all. I want to make sure it'll make sense. But I love working with her."
In a recent interview with Berry, Shadown and Act reported the following:
"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."
The site elaborated, "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."
We also learned that everyone's favorite Imp from "Game of Thrones," Peter Dinklage, joined the cast in an unconfirmed role. I would speculate that the casting news will simmer down soon because too many characters could become rather diluted.
The comic book storyline of "Days of Future Past" tells the tale of a dystopian alternative future in which mutants are incarcerated in internment camps. An older Kitty Pryde transfers her mind into the younger, present-day Kitty Pryde, who brings the X-Men to prevent a fatal moment in history which triggers anti-mutant hysteria.
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Singer's "X-Men: Days of Future Past" hit AMC Theatres July 18th 2014.
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