Monday, May 4, 2009

Halle Berry to Return as Storm in ‘X-Men’ Spinoff

Halle Berry“X-Men” fans have plenty of reasons to rejoice, and not just because “Wolverine” effectively slashed away all competition at the box-office over the weekend. According to actress Halle Berry, if there’s a slight possibility a Storm spinoff gets picked up, then she’ll most likely be a part of it, HollywoodRag informs citing Wenn.

As “X-Men Origins: Wolverine” premiered over the weekend, several reporters turned their attention to other stars who also appeared in the original trilogy and, of course, Halle Berry was probably the first they sought out. When asked whether she would ever consider returning to the action superhero genre, Halle was as blunt as possible: she would, granted they wanted her and she could still fit in Storm’s leather outfit.

“I think that would be great. Storm deserves her own movie – if I can still fit into the suit.” Halle Berry told the media recently, according to the aforementioned sources. Despite all this, and regardless of how happy fans would be just at the idea that a Storm spinoff was in the making, neither 20th Century Fox (which also did “Wolverine” and owns the rights to the franchise), nor other movie studio has yet expressed an intention to do so.

However, several movie-oriented publications point out that since “Wolverine” fared so well at the US box-office despite the leak of the workprint at the beginning of April, it’s highly likely that talks of spinoff be resumed. Among the characters who might grace the silver screen again is, of course, Wolverine himself, as he seems to be the most popular with fans, Ryan Reynolds’ Deadpool, of whom fans believe he was a bit “cheated” of more onscreen time, and Storm.

Before getting their hopes too high, though, fans are urged to wait for at least some sort of confirmation from the movie studio on all this. Should Storm get her own spinoff, rest assured, you’ll find out about it here.

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