Bryan Singer’s Twitter feed is starting to become a hot spot for behind-the-scenes photo as his film, X-Men: Days of Future Past, continues filming! Today, the X-Men director tweeted a first look at Halle Berry, who returns to the X-Men team as Storm.
Storm fans were excited to hear that Berry would be returning to play the popular X-Men character after not appearing in First Class, the first X-Men film not featuring the character. However, Balle’s return comes amidst a bit of controversy: the actress is pregnant, which means that she won’t be performing any fighting scenes or elaborate stunts. Fans are rightfully worried that her role in the film will be dumbed down, however, it’s equally important to note that the film’s production team has not confirmed whether or not a stunt double may be used to help give Storm a presence in some of the film’s inevitable action sequences.
Here’s what Berry had to say about her pregnancy and its effect on the film:
“Storm probably won’t be as badass as she was going to be because we won’t be able to do any fighting or flying or things like that. She’ll be different than we originally planned her to be but I still think she’ll be an integral part of this new X-Men movie.”
— Bryan Singer (@BryanSinger) April 22, 2013
Fans who have followed the X-Men franchise since the original X-Men film in 2000 will note that Storm has undergone yet another costume change! Here’s a look at some of her past costumes, and how they’ve changed as the series progresses:
The most noticeable difference, aside from Storm’s hair (which seems to get shorter every film), is the lack of a full-body, skin-tight leather X-Men get-up. We’re betting that has something to do with the pregnancy!
X-Men: Days of Future Past began filming earlier this month. The film is set to hit theaters on July 18th, 2014.