X-Men fans can breathe a sigh of relief – Halle Berry will reprise her role as Storm in the upcoming film X-Men: Days Of Future Past.
Director Bryan Singer tweeted the announcement earlier today, confirming news everyone pretty much expected.
Berry joins cast members from the original-trilogy Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellan, Hugh Jackman, Anna Paquin, Ellen Page and Shawn Ashmore. They will appear alongside First Class stars Jennifer Lawrence, James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender and Nicholas Hoult, as well as new additions Peter Dinklage and Omar Sy.
And in case you’re keeping score, two other stars from the original Famke Janssen (Jean Grey) and James Marsden (Cyclops) are still sitting on the sidelines.
Days of Future Past is adapted from a 1981 comic written by Chris Claremont that involved time travel. Still, though, gotta wonder how they’re going to give ample screen time to all those big names.
In an interview with CNN, Berry said she was happy to be back.
“I loved her and the people love Storm … so I’m happy to come back,” she said.
Are you happy Storm is back? Do you think there are too many stars in the new film? Let us know in the comments.
X-Men: Days of Future Past opens July 18, 2014.
Bryan Singer is making his new X-Men film a reunion of sorts. The director has added Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart to X-Men: Days of Future Past, the sequel to X:Men: First Class.
On Thursday, he tweeted the news that McKellen and Stewart, who played mutant leader Magneto and Professor Charles Xavier in the original X-Men movies, would be returning for the new film.
He also tweeted news that James McAvoy (Xavier), Michael Fassbender (Magneto), Jennifer Lawrence (Mystique) and Nicholas Hoult (Beast) will also be reprising their roles from First Class in the new film.
First Class rebooted the X-Men series in 2011, setting the action in the 1960s. Wolverine, played by Hugh Jackman, and Mystique, played by Rebecca Romijin, were the only characters from the original trilogy to appear in that film.
Days of Future Past is based on a 1981 storyline from the comics that explored an alternate future in which mutants are held in concentration camps. The present-day X-Men try to stop that from happening.
Singer is returning to the X-Men franchise after First Class director Matthew Vaughn opted not to direct Days of Future Past. Vaughan has been mentioned as a possible director for Star Wars: Episode VII.
Are you excited about the return of McKellen and Stewart? Let us know in the comments.
Days of Future Past is scheduled to hit theatres in July 2014.