We've had two minor updates from co-stars regarding Bryan Singer's X-Men: Days of Future Past. One from Singer's original X-Men trilogy while the other was recently introduced into the franchise via Matthew Vaughn's 2011 prequel X-Men: First Class.
After recently speaking to Halle Berry, Shadow and Act revealed the Oscar-winning actress was pretty sure she was reuniting with Singer and returning to the role of Storm.
"She did confirm to me that she would be returning in the role. Most likely. Practically 90% sure. And she nodded a lot too. I can't say, and neither could she say that it's definitely a done deal, and that the contracts have all been signed, with all the "i"s dotted and the "t"s crossed. A few details that are still being negotiated which she couldn't get into. But since she did tell me that the film starts shooting in April, it's highly unlikely that talks are going to suddenly and horribly fall apart at this point, and the producers have to scramble to find a replacement at the very last minute."
Jennifer Lawrence also updated E Online! this week by saying the plan to begin shooting X-Men: Days of Future Past is still set for May even though she hasn't had a chance to read the script. That and she won't have to deal with so much body paint this time around...
"I'm so excited because I'm going to wear a body suit. It will be from neck down so it will cut out time and the blisters." The body paint caused her to have skin irritations and a doctor even had to be called to the set.
Regarding the production start, she reveals; "May-ish. I haven't read the script yet. I haven't had 30 minutes. They literally gave me the script and I was like, 'I can't read this until Monday.'"
If Berry signs on board, she will star alongside Hugh Jackman, Ian McKellen, Patrick Stewart, James McAvoy, Jennifer Lawrence, Michael Fassbender, Nicholas Hoult, Anna Paquin, Ellen Page, Shawn Ashmore and Peter Dinklage. Bryan Singer is returning to the directing duties, based on a screenplay by Simon Kinberg.
X-Men: Days of Future Past is set for July 18, 2014.