The already huge X-Men: Days of Future Past cast is getting even bigger. On the heels of the first look at Halle Berry as Storm, director Bryan Singer’s Twitter account revealed another casting addition. While attending a Montreal Canadiens hockey game, a picture of Shawn Ashmore, Ian McKellan, Patrick Stewart and Singer wearing personalized jerseys was taken. Included in the bunch was this Following actor. Find out who below.
It’s been several years since Halle Berry played Ororo Munroe aka Storm on screen. The 46-year-old actress isn’t let a little thing called pregnancy stop her from playing the superhero once again for X-Men: Days of Future Past. That said, Berry did mention in an earlier interview that most likely a stunt double would take on more of the physical parts and the costume probably needed altering in a few places.
The film’s director Bryan Singer tweeted a photo on Monday (April 22) along with the caption, “Storm watch #HalleBerry #XMen #DaysOfFuturePast”. Get your first look at Berry’s fourth turn as the Marvel Comics heroine below. Pregnant or not, Halle is still pretty bad-ass. Check it out below.
Last week, rumors that another veteran from the original X-Men trilogy joining X-Men: Days of Future Past surfaced. They were started by none other than James McAvoy who plays the younger Charles Xavier in the reboot series. The 33-year-old Scottish actor slipped up by including Alan Cumming’s name with Halle Berry, Hugh Jackman and others as coming back to the franchise. Cumming appeared as Kurt Wagner aka Nightcrawler in 2003′s X2. Turns out those rumors were false… or were they.
Cumming revealed that he hadn’t “gotten the call” from Bryan Singer. Since the rumors surfaced, the director has neither confirmed nor denied Cumming’s addition. In a photo released via Twitter, however, Singer did reveal a few casting additions not previously released. One of which is Daniel Cudmore who played Colossus in X2 and X-Men: The Last Stand. Glad the Canadian star is back in the fold. He’s one tall drink of hotness. Find out the other newbies joining X-Men: Days of Future Past below.
Given that Hugh Jackman, Ian McKellan and Patrick Stewart signed on to reprise their superhero roles for the upcoming X-Men: Days of Future Past, it was only a matter of time before Bryan Singer confirmed Halle Berry’s participation in the sequel. The 46-year-old actress will play Storm for the fourth time. She last played the heroine in 2006′s X-Men: The Last Stand.
“Couldn’t be more excited that #HalleBerry has joined the cast of #XMen #DaysofFuturePast. Hopefully she can improve the weather in Montreal.” - Bryan Singer
In addition to the aforementioned alums returning, the upcoming sequel will feature Ellen Page, Shawn Ashmore, and Anna Paquin as well, along with members of 2011′s X-Men: First Class including Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult, Michael Fassbender and James McAvoy. The flick is scheduled to start filming in April and will be released on July 18, 2014! Casting on the highly-anticipated film isn’t only for alums, some new blood is being injected as well. Find out who else is joining the franchise below.
I know 2013 is just around the corner, but can 2014 come first. I don’t know if I can wait an entire year and then some for X-Men: Days of Future Past to hit theaters. When Bryan Singer announced that he was returning to the X-Men franchise and bringing along Patrick Stewart and Sir Ian McKellen to reprise their roles of Prof X and Magneto respectively, I was already excited enough. But with this bit of news, I’m beyond that.
For those who don’t know the premise of the X-Men sequel, here’s the gist. It will alternate between a 20th century world featuring the First Class cast (James McAvoy and Michael Fassbender) and a dystopian future where older versions of them appear (Stewart and McKellen). Ever since Singer confirmed that Patrick and Ian were on board, many have speculated and hoped he would bring others. For all you comic book geeks, Christmas just came early because another casting coup has occurred.
For me, the best X-Men films have been the ones directed by Bryan Singer. As you can imagine, this bit of news put a smile on my face. Singer helmed 2000′s X-Men and its sequel X2, and produced the reboot X-Men: First Class starring Jennifer Lawrence, Michael Fassbender and James McAvoy. Now, he’s back to direct the sequel… and he’s not coming alone.
The director confirmed via Twitter that he’s recruited two actors from his first two X-Men films. Given that 2014′s X-Men: Days of Future Past will alternate between the present and a dystopian future where mutants are living in internment camps, it makes perfect sense why some of the original cast members are coming back. But exactly who? Have any guesses? Find out below.