Bad News for Halle Berry

Photo Credit: Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation
Photo Credit: Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation

By: Amanda Anderson-Niles

Earlier this year there was a petition going around demanding that Halle Berry be fired from the “X-Men” movies series and replaced with Lupita Nyong’o and surprisingly a lot of people were in support of the controversial demand.

Interestingly enough, Lupita may be closer to replacing her fellow Oscar-winning actress because one of the writers of the X-Men films claims they will most likely replace Halle as Storm.

Vulture writes:

In a fan Q&A session at Yahoo, X-Men: Days of Future Past writer Simon Kinberg says the franchise is done with Halle Berry, James Marsden, and Famke Janssen, none of whom were born with a genetic mutation that allows them to reverse their own aging process. “If we include some of the original X-Men like Storm or Jean [Grey] or Scott [Summers] in X-Men:Apocalypse, we would have to recast them,” Kinberg said, “because Apocalypse takes place a good 20 years before X1, which, insanely, was 15 years ago.” Hugh Jackman, meanwhile, will play Wolverine until he morphs into a sinewy mass of veins and muscles.


We can’t say we’re surprised. Halle barely got any screen time in the last film.


  1. When I went to see the last movie, people in the theater actually cheered when Storm was “killed.” I was like damn.

  2. The only reason I’m not mad about this is because I know they will have to hire another black actress. But I didn’t mind her being Storm. I don’t get why people hate her so much.

  3. So they claim they would recast Halle because the characters will be 20 years younger, but Hugh Jackman is safe as Wolverine no matter what. So transparent.

  4. It annoys me when writers give in to fans and their stupid petitions/whining. They do it all the time on The Walking Dead and it’s annoying. I feel kind of bad for Halle. I love Lupita though and I’d love it if she was given the role.

  5. Whoever made that petition needs some dyck. Anyway, to be demanding one black woman be fired for another just reinforces why black actors and actresses struggle so much. Why we feel only a select few can be successful at one time confuses me.

  6. I think most of us saw this coming. She only had like one line in the movie and they killed her (even though they brought her back alive at the end). She served no real purpose like she was just there for appearances. It’s so messed up.

  7. Halle is good! Extant is better than most people thought it would be, and if she’s picked up for another season, then she’ll definitely be busy anyway. Anonymous is absolutely right…a lot of these comic-lovers, and super nerds are major a-sholes – men and women. So there’s that!

  8. Well she should be glad because all the movies she was in except the last one were terrible. The last one was really good but honestly they have ruined the franchise. Now she can move on to better movies. Guardians of the Galaxy and The Avengers are so much better.

  9. Lupita was very overrated in 12 years of slave…my personal opinion. I think the main character was cheated from his glory. All she did was cry in the movie. Halle was a good Storm but replacing her with another actress based on her mediocore performance is horrible!

  10. Some white man wants to see and fantasize about Lupita. She’s dark, pretty, African, natural, slim, young, no kids, got a low Caesar…..just what a lot of white men dream of. Halle is ol news 🙁

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