How ‘X-Men’ Star Halle Berry Will Make Her Way Into the MCU

Way before the Fox/Disney merger and the latter’s subsequent acquisition of the X-Men and the Fantastic Four, Halle Berry portrayed Storm in the mutant universe. A wise and brave ally in combat, as well as an individual whom Professor X could rely on, Berry’s Storm was integral to the success of the franchise. However, with 2016’s X-Men: Apocalypse, she was swapped out for a younger actress, Alexandra Shipp. 

X-Men Star Halle Berry MCU
Actress Halle Berry arrives on the red carpet of the Los Angeles industry screening of ‘X-Men Origins: Wolverine’ at the Grauman’s Mann Chinese Theater | Jeff Vespa/WireImage

While Shipp gave a commendable performance, many X-Men enthusiasts missed Berry. Considering Hugh Jackman got to play Wolverine until the end of time, many wondered why the swap was necessary; Berry hasn’t aged a day in the last 25 years, and she could have easily played the character once again.

Luckily for fans, Halle Berry may be making her way back into the Marvel landscape; however, this time around, she will not be playing Storm, as she is set to join the ranks of a different, threatening species. 

Reports indicate Marvel Studios wants Halle Berry to star in the MCU ‘Blade’ reboot

According to We Got This Covered, Halle Berry is being eyed for a role in the Blade reboot starring Mahershala Ali, which was easily the most surprising announcement to come from 2019’s San Diego Comic-Con.  While getting a Blade reboot with Oscar-winner Ali was enough to get fans excited, it looks like Marvel isn’t done with its slate of scintillating surprises. 

Sources close to We Got This Covered — the same ones who knew that a Green Lantern reboot was on the horizon (as a series coming to HBO Max) and that the real Mandarin would be the villain in Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings — provided the scoop.

While all leaks of this nature should be taken with a grain of salt, this insider happens to have a decent track record, so, while fans shouldn’t get too excited, it could be time for Berry fans to cross those fingers and toes.

Halle Berry to play a villainous vampire opposite Mahershala Ali in ‘Blade?’

At this time, the sources are unsure who Berry will portray in the rebooted film; however, it’s quite likely that she will take on one of the many vampires Ali’s character will come to confront.

Since Blade is a movie about a guy who hunts vampires, this is not the most glamorous of presumptions. However, taking Berry’s star power into account, it’s likely that she will have a major role, as opposed to being “just another vampire.” Who knows, maybe Berry will take another stab at an antihero. 

While Catwoman opened to poor critical reviews, Berry gave a weak script her best shot, and she shouldn’t be faulted for this film’s subpar reception.  With Kevin Feige behind Blade, it’s likely that Berry will receive an MCU character worthy of the Oscar winner’s time.

As of now, Berry is one of the many previous X-Men stars to be linked to upcoming MCU installments. Fassbender is allegedly tied to Doctor Doom and McAvoy has been rumored for Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. However, all of these announcements are still speculative.