Shooting on the First Class sequel, X-Men: Days of Future Past, begins is only three days and as of now most of the cast has been finalized. Of the original X-Men cast we’re expecting Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen, Hugh Jackman, Anna Paquin, Ellen Page, and Shawn Ashmore. Halle Berry has also been confirmed to return as Storm, but with the even more recent announcement she’s carrying her second child her involvement was put in question.

Talking with BBC, Berry assures us she will still appear in Days of Future Past, but her role will have to be altered to allow for the bun in her oven,

One thing is for sure, with another baby on the way mama cannot take time off.

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. She’ll be different than we originally planned her to be but I still think she’ll be an integral part of this new X-Men movie.

I’m little sad we won’t see Storm in any serious action, but with the cast already on the verge of bloated, I don’t think we’ll miss it. Plus, with her weather altering powers I think she can still be plenty involved without overexerting herself. And she’ll still be playing an “integral part,” whatever that means.

Are you bummed Storm will be sitting on the sidelines for most of Days of Future Past‘s? Just happy she’s in the movie at all? Or would you rather Berry sat this one out all together?

With so many original X-Men cast members returning it shouldn’t be too surprising not all of First Class‘ roster will be back. January Jones and Caleb Landry Jones have confirmed they will not be appearing in Days of Future Past, and we might have to add Lucas Till to that list as well. He played Havok in First Class and with filming starting so very soon it appears he’s not involved. When asked by ShockTillYouDrop, Till replied,

You know what? I wish I could tell you, but unfortunately I still can’t give you an answer.

Which, yeah, means absolutely nothing. Maybe Bryan Singer will bring him in later, but I doubt it.

Okay, so Berry’s definitely in, baby or not, and Till is likely out. What do you think about how the cast of Days of Future Past seems to shaping up?

Sources: BBC via Screen Rant, Shock Till You Drop via MTV

The people behind the marketing for X-Men: First Class have been bombarding us with so many clips, sneak peaks, and characters trailers you’d think they’d have shown us the whole movie by now. Today we’ve got another batch of clips but one in particular will a be a treat. It’s our first good look at Emma Frost giving us her best icy, scary bitch.

Frightening? Yep, she’s a heartless sex-bomb who can read your mind and turn into near-indestructible diamond. You better run.

The other new clips are Magneto holding back a barrage of missiles, a little Magneto and Mystique scene, Sebastian Shaw‘s attack on the academy and Havoc and Banshee learning to control their powers. Check ’em out below the cut. I don’t think I need to remind you, but head’s up, some of these clips could be spoilery.

X-Men: First Class opens June 3rd.

source: io9