With the release of Bryan Singer’s ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’ on the horizon we’ve been seeing all kinds of promotional material and news come out for it. One of the lesser fun news releases is that Anna Paquin’s (‘True Blood‘) Rogue was cut from the film and over the weekend a rumor came out that another major female mutant had also been blown out of the picture. Like wildfire the Internet was ablaze with a rumor that Halle Berry’s (‘Cloud Atlas‘,’Extant’) Storm had also been almost completely taken out of the film!
Now we hadn’t reported on it yet but the initial quote from the New York Daily News was a bit vague as it stated that “While filming, her role was reduced due to her pregnancy, but it turned out to be more of a cut than was expected. ‘She only has one line in the whole movie. ‘They’re not telling her until the movie comes out.”
While many might have been disappointed with Berry’s performance and the direction of her character in the 2006 release of ‘X-Men: The Last Stand’, if they were going to be cutting most of her work from ‘Days of Future Past’ it is highly doubtful that they wouldn’t be “telling her until the movie comes out.” That kind of a sesnsationalist claim really looks more like something mentioned to get clicks on an article than anything else. So moving past that, it looks like thankfully, for Berry, gossip is just that as Super Hero Hype has spoken to a ‘trusty source’ and says there is no truth to the original post’s claim and she’ll be doing some cool stuff in the film. Let’s be honest. That sounds more realistic.
UPDATE: And now Bryan Singer has chimed in on Twitter to put the rumors to rest:
Whether this is spin control or truth, we won’t really know for certain until the final product is on the big screen.
What do you think about the rumor of Storm being mostly cut from the film? Would you be OK with a little less of Halle or should the weather witch be front and center? Which do you think is the one to believe? Share your thoughts below true believers!
The ultimate X-Men ensemble fights a war for the survival of the species across two time periods in X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST. The beloved characters from the original “X-Men” film trilogy join forces with their younger selves from “X-Men: First Class,” in an epic battle that must change the past – to save our future.
“X-Men: Days of Future Past” is set to hit theaters on May 23, 2014.