Halle Berry All But Cut From X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST?

According to an onset source for the New York Daily News, Halle Berry's (Ororo Munroe/Storm) X-Men: Days of Future Past screen time has been whittled down to one scene.

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Disappointment, it is something that we've all experienced at some time from 20th Century Fox with their handling of the X-Men franchise. We have grown accustomed to getting our hopes up and then having them dashed. Earlier this year, we felt that familiar displeasure as word came down that True Blood actress Anna Paquin (Rogue) was cut from X-Men: Days of Future Past. Yes, there's still a small chance of Paquin being in the film because of some last minute reshoots, but we can't bank on that. And now, New York Daily News reports that Halle Berry's ("Catwoman") screen time has been reduced to merely one scene in X-Men: Days of Future Past.
Meanwhile, on the work front, a source who was on the set of “X Men: Days of Future Past,” tells us Berry, who plays Storm, was cut out of every scene but one in post-production. - New York Daily News

When X-Men: Days of Future Past was announced, we learned of Bryan Singer's ambitious plans to include actors from his original X-Men timeline and actors from the X-Men: First Class timeline. This info had fans eagerly anticipating Halle Berry's return to the role of Storm. She hadn't played the white-haired mutant that can control the weather since Brett Ratner's X-Men: The Last Stand. Producers did bring her back into the fold, but the film's shooting schedule conflicted with the child that was growing inside her womb. She was pregnant with her second child from fiance Olivier Martinez. By the time cameras started to roll Berry already had a prominent bump. In several interviews, she mentioned that her pregnancy did limit her involvement, she stated, "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." A small role, yes, but she still believed her part was integral. Oscar-winning actress said, "There's something very revealing and shocking about Storm in this movie that I thought was needed." If New York Daily News is right, and Halle Berry's part has been diminished to just one scene, it seems safe to assume we'll never know what Storm's "shocking" revelation was.

Update: A source for SHH disagrees: "Good gossip that is sure to bring some traffic to your site, except that it isn't true. SHH has spoken to a very trusty source of the site, who says there is no truth to what the NY Daily News is claiming." Which source is right? Don't know. We'll find out this May.

Thanks to Wyleejay for the heads up.

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 will be directed by Bryan Singer ("Usual Suspects"). The cast includes: Hugh Jackman, James McAvoy, Ian McKellen, Jennifer Lawrence, Halle Berry, Peter Dinklage, Nicholas Hoult, Ellen Page, Shawn Ashmore, Lucas Till, Evan Peters, Daniel Cudmore, Booboo Stewart, Omar Sy, Fan Bingbing, Evan Jonigkeit, Adan Canto and Josh Helman, X-Men: Days Of Future Past hits UK cinemas on May 22 and US cinemas the following day.
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Lozzy - 3/14/2014, 10:23 PM
Can we go one day without FOX pissing us off?
Destined - 3/14/2014, 10:24 PM
Well Damn smh...that's messed up.
DrDoom - 3/14/2014, 10:24 PM
lulz fox
kevberg - 3/14/2014, 10:26 PM
Probably cut it because they initially had Rogue cut mostly from the movie , then when singer saw audience reactions, he mentioned that he kept more Rogue scenes in.
kevberg - 3/14/2014, 10:27 PM
Meant reactions to the trailer-----apperently a lot of Rogue and True Blood fans...LOL.
AsgardianHobo - 3/14/2014, 10:28 PM
how would someone that was "on the set" know everything about post-production? Hope it's not true
Kurne - 3/14/2014, 10:28 PM
Just... Like... What... I don't... I don't even...

I guess they listened to the internet. Post production scene you say?

ALegendaryPanda - 3/14/2014, 10:28 PM

WYLEEJAY - 3/14/2014, 10:28 PM
Yeah......im def coming back to this in the morning.
AsgardianHobo - 3/14/2014, 10:29 PM
if rogue never met ms. marvel, i don't want so see her on screen again anyways :P
VisionaryNPA - 3/14/2014, 10:32 PM
this is all kinds of [frick]ed. Her scene "summing" the lighting in the trailer will most likely be her only, and i mean her only split second scene.

what a W A S T E .

She went from the mansion owner, to someone who gets one damn scene in this film.


welp. I guess I'll be seeing this once it goes on KickAssTorrents...
Kurne - 3/14/2014, 10:33 PM
Like, they're cutting characters and saying that they only appeared in short scenes anyway, but promoting the sh*t out of Quicksilver who they seem OK with publicly announcing he's only in a short scene?
ALegendaryPanda - 3/14/2014, 10:33 PM
Still looking forward to the movie, but come on dude. Come on.
Destined - 3/14/2014, 10:34 PM
@NpaMusic it really is shameful of what she's been reduced too. Storm is so BOSS.
marvelstudios - 3/14/2014, 10:35 PM

AsgardianHobo - 3/14/2014, 10:36 PM

And who can we thank for that? Maybe the guy who bans comics on his sets because they interfere with his visions? :(
JDUKE25 - 3/14/2014, 10:38 PM
Everyone will get cut, till it's just Wolverine traveling in time.

We'll call it........"The Wolverine: There and Back Again"
WYLEEJAY - 3/14/2014, 10:42 PM
Whats really weird.....is that I came across this in the morning on my way to work. Its been the most part of a whole day not being able to find that much info. Rumors usually spread like wild fire. So why didn't this one? Guess now that it may spread we can expect a response from the studio soon.
atb224155 - 3/14/2014, 10:42 PM
First Rogue, now Storm...
Destined - 3/14/2014, 10:42 PM
@AsgardianHobo I know...I know. Le sighs...
Ramiel - 3/14/2014, 10:44 PM
Singer cut Halle out because he's jealous that she's pregnant.
TheManFromMars - 3/14/2014, 10:45 PM
AsgardianHobo - 3/14/2014, 10:45 PM
No time for Storm, one of the most iconic X-Men of all time, but we have time to show-horn Quicksilver in for a scene!
davideodus - 3/14/2014, 10:46 PM
what about black panther movie? black panther's wife is x men storm you know?
most of x men characters in 20 fox studios should join the avengers age of ultron. including wolveirne.
AsgardianHobo - 3/14/2014, 10:47 PM
^studios dude, cant happen
TheManFromMars - 3/14/2014, 10:47 PM
Black Panther and Storm divorced quite some time ago.

And I always felt their marriage was forced to begin with.
Cartoon22 - 3/14/2014, 10:47 PM
[frick] you fox
DaVinci31 - 3/14/2014, 10:48 PM
The less of Singer's cast we have to see, the better.
AsgardianHobo - 3/14/2014, 10:50 PM
no time for this

but plenty of time for this!

Comedian03 - 3/14/2014, 10:52 PM
Sounds fishy to me.

How would someone who worked "on-set" know or be involved with post-production, unless they were extremely high up, in which case they wouldn't be leaking any information.
AsgardianHobo - 3/14/2014, 10:53 PM
btw, quicksilver has headphones on because he is cool! in case you didn't catch that
AgentZero - 3/14/2014, 10:55 PM
Movie must have sucked so bad that the executives decided to save it by removing pointless scenes.

They might be trying to save the sinking ship. Firing Fantastic Four director, Writer (same writer for Days of Future Past) and cast

Just my opinion on the matter.
AndrewWebs25 - 3/14/2014, 10:55 PM
hahahahaha oh man.. Fox its just pure disaster doing comic book movies, and always find a way to anoying us!
ComicsToFilm - 3/14/2014, 10:56 PM
Fox doesn't always find a way to annoy you.

You always find a way to be annoyed with Fox.
BlackIceJoe - 3/14/2014, 10:58 PM
Great news if true. Halle Berry has been an awful version of Storm. Storm is in the comics pretty much an African goddess but in the movies she is just there and does little else.
AsgardianHobo - 3/14/2014, 10:58 PM

So a character that was a huge headline resigning to play a popular character just was possibly cut and fans have no right to say anything according to you?
AsgardianHobo - 3/14/2014, 11:01 PM
quicksilver's 1 scene must be pretty epic......just sayin......

or shit is going down
TheManFromMars - 3/14/2014, 11:03 PM
I honestly don't give a shit.

I know that X-Men are one of the most popular Marvel properties and stuff, but they were never my cup of tea.
TheIncredibleHulksta - 3/14/2014, 11:06 PM
dammit guess Halle is going back to her day job.

AsgardianHobo - 3/14/2014, 11:10 PM
if it is that awesome, i would be ecstatic! Just gotta keep hopes up and imagine the best, right?

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