Bryan Singer Addresses That Storm Rumor
This past weekend saw a rather interesting rumor crawl across the internet. Said rumor stated that the role of Storm, played by award-winning actress Halle Berry, had been all but cut from the upcoming X-Men: Days of Future Past, being reduced to a single line in the film. Now, it has been expected for some time that the X-Men of the future, which would consist of Patrick Stewart’s Professor X, Ian McKellen’s Magneto, Storm, Iceman, Colossus, Kitty Pryde and a few new comers, would not be the main focus of the story. Rather, it would center on Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine being sent back in time to stop Bolivar Trask from creating the mutant-hunting Sentinels, along with James McAvoy’s Professor X, Michael Fassbender’s Magneto, Mystique, Beast, Havok and others.
Fans began to question the reasoning behind the rumor and why she would be dropped with no replies coming from the production team, or Berry herself. However, after a tweet from Digital Spy, director Bryan Singer tweeted that her role had not been cut, albeit in fewer words.
— Bryan Singer (@BryanSinger) March 17, 2014
It’d be nice to get some more information, but it looks as though we’ll just have to wait until May to see how Storm fits into the big picture of Days of Future Past. This isn’t the first time a character has been rumored to be chopped from the film. As you’ll recall, it was Anna Paquin’s Rogue that was rumored to have been cut completely from the film. However, just a few days after that news broke, she was featured on her very own cover of Empire Magazine, just like her co-stars. A major part of the post-production of a film happens in the editing room and there are just some scenes and sequences that aren’t need to help the film progress, to they are cut from the final version of the film and often end up in the special features of the Blurays and DVD’s when they release. Time will tell id Storm and Rogue are a victim of that.
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