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The X-Men comic universe is practically bursting at the book binding with characters, many of whom have already turned up in one or more of the filmic adaptations thus far. As Bryan Singer returns to the franchise with 'X-Men: Days of Future Past,' much of the casting to this point has pertained to the recasting of the actors we had previously seen in the familiar roles. James McAvoy and Michael Fassbender were locked down to play Professor X and Magneto respectively, as were Sir Patrick Stewart and Sir Ian McKellen, also respectively. With both the older and younger versions of the lead cast, Hugh Jackman as Wolverine, Anna Paquin as Rogue, Shawn Ashmore as Ice Man, and Ellen Page as Kitty Pryde were all signed. Now it appears Halle Berry may be returning as Storm. The actress revealed in an interview that she is roughly 90% positive that she will be reprising her role in the upcoming film, and that only a few final details remain. 'Days of Future Past' begins shooting in April and is due to be released July 18th, 2014.
I know some of you may vehemently disagree, but I really hope that unaccounted for 10% ends up derailing Berry's return. She's a decent actress, and I have liked her in other movies, but she was so flat and passive in her performance as Storm that she came to be my very least thing about the X-Men movies. To be fair, she was only my second least favorite thing about 'X-Men 3,' my least favorite being...well, everything else in the movie. It never seemed like she had much interest in the part, and it appeared that she wasn't putting much effort into doing the character any justice. Ororo Munroe, at least the way I know her, is an incredibly powerful, forceful superwoman. I was hoping that 'Days of Future Past' would cast someone as Storm who could be that same, fittingly, force of nature. Granted, this deal is not finalized so it may not be worth getting uptight about at the moment, but let's just say that if Berry is cast, I hope she doesn't factor too heavily into Simon Kinberg's screenplay.
What do you guys think? Happy at the prospect of Berry's return? If not, who would you have rather seen in the role?