Halle Berry in costume as Storm for "X-Men: Days of Future Past." (Bryan Singer / Twitter / April 22, 2013)
For those of us up late at night concerned about Halle Berry's high-risk pregnancy at age 46, fear not. It appears that the pregnancy, at the very least, will not affect her role in the upcoming "X-Men" film.
As if that makes anything any better.
Director Bryan Singer teased fans with Berry's return to the franchise in a tweeted photo of the Oscar-winning actress smiling in her all-black costume. Berry confirmed her appearance in "X-Men: Days of Future Past" on "The Tonight Show" in March, and she'll reprise her role as the weather-manipulating mutant Storm.
"Storm watch #HalleBerry #XMen #DaysOfFuturePast," Singer
The film is based on one of the most well-known story lines of the "Uncanny X-Men" comic books, and this installment sees the mutants traveling in time to change a major historical event that could globally influence both man and mutants, according to the film's synopsis. That explains why we're seeing the franchise's original actors from 2000 to 2006 mash up with those of the 2011 prequel "X-Men: First Class."
Storm cover: New X-Men suit hides Halle’s Belly
Storming ahead ... Halle Berry in Bryan's Twitpic
HALLE Berry hides her baby bump as she poses on the set of the new X-Men film.Costume designers on the Marvel movie must have gone in to overdrive when she announced last month she was pregnant - Halle's character, Storm, is renowned for her skin-tight leather catsuit as well as for her superpowers.
But director Bryan Singer seems happy with the result – tweeting the first picture of the 46-year-old beauty on set.
And he wrote: “Storm watch #HalleBerry #XMen #DaysOfFuturePast.”
The Oscar-winning actress, who announced she was expecting a baby with fiance Oliver Martinez, hid her growing tum under a thick utility belt.
The iconic outfit has changed dramatically from the sleek, flat-fronted suit of the original X-Men movie, which showed every curve of her body.
It now features a more jacket style top with short sleeves, bigger shoulder-pads and side panels.
And a flap has been added at the waist, along with the belt, to disguise her blooming figure.
Storm’s hair has also evolved – swapping the long silver locks for a short tousled look.
Shooting on the seventh X-Men movie began last week and the tweeted picture suggests Halle’s scenes have been pulled forward to shoot first, because of her impending arrival.
It is also rumoured that Storm’s more physical fight scenes have been dropped.
Halle is already mum to five-year-old Nahla, by ex Gabriel Aubrey.
The new movie includes a host of past X-Men stars including Jennifer Lawrence, James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart.
Hugh Jackman – who plays Wolverine – will also be the only actor to appear in the entire X-Men series.
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