ComingSoon.net is reporting that Halle Berry has officially signed on to reprise her role of Storm in 20th Century Fox’s X-Men: Days of Future Past. Shortly after the announcement, Bryan Singer confirmed the signing via his Twitter account as well.
Berry will be joining a cast that already includes Hugh Jackman, James McAvoy, Jennifer Lawrence, Michael Fassbender, Anna Paquin, Ellen Page, Nicholas Hoult, Shawn Ashmore, Ian McKellen, Patrick Stewart, and Peter Dinklage among its confirmed cast members.
Scheduled for release on July 18, 2014, X-Men: Days of Future Past features a script by Simon Kinberg and is said to be inspired Chris Claremont and John Byrne‘s comic book storyline that ran in “Uncanny X-Men” #141 and 142 back in 1981. “Days of Future Past” introduced the idea of an alternate future for Marvel’s mutants that grew out of the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants killing an important senator, leading to a future where all mutants are hunted by Sentinels. Singer is returning to the director’s chair after being absent from X-Men: The Last Stand, X-Men: First Class, and X-Men Origins: Wolverine.