Halle Berry's Storm May Have Been Cut From X-Men: Days Of Future Past

By Sean O'Connell 2014-03-17 16:14:44discussion comments
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UPDATED: This rumor has been denied by a pretty important source! Get the details HERE

The original story in its entirety is below:

With roughly 950 mutants vying for screen time in Bryan Singerís packed-to-the-gills X-Men: Days of Future Past, it was only a matter of time before some recognizable stars landed on the cutting room floor. We think it might have already happened to Anna Paquinís Rogue. And now itís possible that the bulk of Halle Berryís Storm scenes have been washed away, as well.

The New York Daily News quotes a source from the set of Singerís massive sequel as saying that Berryís mutant hero has been reduced in post-production to one scene. Berry was pregnant while filming scenes for Days of Future Past. The source adds:
"She only has one line in the whole movie. Theyíre not telling her until the movie comes out."

Unless, of course, she reads about it online. Thanks, Internet!

Storm surfaced in the early trailers for X-Men: Days of Future Past, and appeared Ė from the look of the below shot Ė to be part of the post-apocalyptic future that the X-Men are trying to prevent.

Halle Berry Storm

And thatís where we always assumed we WOULD see the mutants who were part of Singerís initial X-Men films. Led by Patrick Stewart and Sir Ian McKellen, actors like Paquin, Berry, Shawn Ashmore and Ellen Page would be enduring the vicious future, sending Wolverine (Hugh Jackman) back to the First Class timeline to try and stop Bolivar Trask (Peter Dinklage) from launching a Sentinel programÖ leading to the destruction of the mutant population.

Which source do you want to trust, though? In response to the Daily News report, SuperHeroHype reached out to their own sources and came back with a reply. "SuperHeroHype has spoken to a very trusty source of the site, who says there is no truth to what the NY Daily News is claiming. [Berry] does some cool stuff in the movie. How much? You'll see on May 23."

Storm was never going to be a lynchpin to this new sequel, which revolves primarily around Wolverine and Professor X, before passing the baton to the First Class team. Itís already believed that 2016ís X-Men: Apocalypse will be a direct sequel to the First Class world, as Singer has said it will take place in the 1980s. The future of the past X-Men stars was likely limited, so actors like Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult and Michael Fassbender can carry the torch. Even if Berry has, like, three scenes in Days, the emphasis isnít going to fall on Storm or the heroes who helped launch this film franchise back in 2000. How much screen time she actually gets will be revealed soon enough.
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