X-Men: Days of Future Past keeps rolling out the reveals. This time, director, Bryan Singer has tweeted the very first photo of Halle Berry as she will look when reprising her role as Ororo Munroe, aka Storm.
The photo gives us a nearly full clear view of the new Storm outfit, showing a less-leathery, more practical paraphernalia, even flashing a little more skin. However, the most notable change is in the shorter hairstyle Berry is sporting, a look vastly different than we're used to seeing from Berry's live-action version of the weather-wielding mutant de facto leader of the X-Men. It's an interesting change, but for some fans, may be a bit disappointing, since the reinvention may have been a missed opportunity to have Storm appear with the signature mohawk she sported during her "punk" phase in the 1980's era of the comics.
Berry joins a cast whose monolithic size borders on the surreal, with names like Hugh Jackman, Jennifer Lawrence, Michael Fassbender, James McAvoy, Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen, and (to a lesser-known extent,) the just-announced latest addition, Adan Canto. The film, based on the groundbreaking 1981 comic book storyline, will somehow bring the cast of the original X-Men trilogy together with the cast of the 2011 prequel, X-Men: First Class for a time-bending epic crucible against, amongst other potential threats, the giant humanoid mutant-hunting robots known as The Sentinels. -- With that said, Berry's role is expected to be minimal, due to not only the massive cast to accommodate, but the fact that earlier this month, it was announced that she and fiance, Olivier Martinez are expecting their first child. So, while she is returning, don't expect Storm to delve too deep into the thick of things since trick lightning and trimesters rarely mix well for the long term.
X-Men: Days of Future Past poses Halle Berry like Jim Morrison on the cover of "The Best of The Doors" when it hits theaters on July 18, 2014. Check out the full photo below!
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