Halle Berry and James Marsden Also in Talks to Join X-Men: Days of Future Past

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Halle Berry as Storm in X-MenLooks like Fox and director Bryan Singer are intent on merging their two “X-Men” franchises — the three “X-Men” films (two of which Singer directed) and “X-Men: First Class” by Matthew Vaughn — into one coherent universe. To do that, they’re looking at merging the cast of one franchise with another.

After adding Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen to “X-Men: Days of Future Past” — the two men expected to reprise their Professor X and Magneto characters — along with Jackman — reprising Wolverine — Singer and the studio are now in negotiations with Halle Berry and James Marsden to also return.

In the two Singer “X-Men” films (and the third movie directed by Brett Ratner), Berry played Storm, who can control the weather, while Marsden played Cyclops, who can shoot laser beams out of his eyes. Jackman also appeared in all three films as Wolverine, in addition to his own standalone film “X-Men Origins: Wolverine” and its upcoming sequel, “The Wolverine”.

If all goes well, the actors would join James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence and Nicholas Hoult, who are returning from “X-Men: First Class”. The idea, apparently, is for the main “First Class” cast to have the bulk of the screentime and story, while Jackman and company would only “appear mostly in scenes depicting an alternate dystopic future, so pay and time commitments are not substantial.”

If that’s the case, I’m wondering why it’s taking so long to get Marsden and Berry signed on the dotted line to return?

The X-Men in X2 - X-Men United (2003) Movie Image

Hey, hey, the gang’s all back together. Well, most of them, anyway.

Via : THR

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  • Juggernaut

    It would be cool to see an aged Storm played by Alfre Woodard in the future segments of XM:DOFP!

    • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Dedpool

      ANGELA BASSET!!!! She was my choice way back when for a regular aged Storm, but Yeah I guess she’s too close to Halle’s age so Alfre Woodard would rock.

      And marsden better not be back, he died! Best thing that happened in X3!!

      That pic above is actually one of my favorites from the films as it shows the diversity of the X-men uniforms the best. Loved Iceman’s costume from the end of X2 and the X2 game.

      • NCounter

        Angela Basset – YES!YES!YES!
        As for Cyclops it would be better i think – Joe Manganiello – He has this Cool look))))

        • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Dedpool

          If Scott lived in this universe then yes Joe Manganiello would be great in the part.

          • WingCm

            Isn’t Scott dead? Or would this be a different alternate timeline… I’m confused.

          • Juggernaut

            Once the gang meets up with Marty McFly everything changes…

          • WingCM

            Now you have me thinking about the HISHE terminator video.

  • Amber117

    I never could get into the x-men http://www.ficksitall.blogspot.com