The movie’s director Bryan Singer (The Usual Suspects, X2 and X-Men: First Class) announced the news as he has with every other piece of casting news, by taking to Twitter.
Halle said of the news: ‘I am excited. I love Storm. That’s one of my favourite characters that I’ve played. And people love that character as well.
Although the role is physically hard work Halle has said that it will be much easier to deal with than all of the costume and make-up challenges that were involved with her multi-role appearance in the movie adaptation of David Mitchell’s brilliant novel Cloud Atlas.
Director Bryan Mitchell also announced that French actor Omar Sy (The Intouchables) will be joining the cast for the new film. The rumour is that Omar will be playing the role of the Bishop in the movie but as yet that is unconfirmed.
Another newcomer to the X-Men movie series is Game of Thrones star Peter Dinklage. Again there has been no announcement of which role he will be playing but speculation so far has been split between the roles of Puck and that of Sentinels creator Bolivar Trask.
The plot of X-Men: Days Of Future Past is this according to the official site: “the storyline alternates between present day, in which the X-Men fight Mystique’s Brotherhood of Evil Mutants, and a future timeline caused by the X-Men’s failure to prevent the Brotherhood from assassinating Senator Robert Kelly. In this future universe, Sentinels rule the United States, and mutants live in internment camps. The present-day X-Men are forewarned of the possible future by a future version of their teammate Kitty Pryde, whose mind traveled back in time and possessed her younger self to warn the X-Men.”
Halle and Omar are to be joined by a stellar cast of actors returning from the earlier movies including:
- Jennifer Lawrence – Raven/Mystique
- Hugh Jackman – Logan/Wolverine
- Michael Fassbender – Erik Lehnsherr/Magneto (younger)
- Ian McKellen – Erik Lehnsherr/Magneto (older)
- Patrick Stewart – Professor Charles Xavier
- James McAvoy – Charles Xavier
The movie is not due to be released until next summer but we bet there will be plenty of X-Men movie news to wet everyone’s appetite before then.