Known in the superhero universe for having brought to life a version live-action from the Storm in films from the 2000s X-Menthe actress Halle Berry had a hard time behind the scenes X-Men 3: The Last Stand (2006). Recently, the director Matthew Vaughn (X-Men: First Class, Kingsman) revealed a controversial story about how the actress had been tricked into participating in the film, something that made him give up on taking on the direction.
Despite having played the mutant in the first two films in the franchise, Berry’s return was still not certain when the production of X-Men 3 began. Thus, according to Vaughn’s reports, it all happened during a visit to the Fox offices, where he found a script – previously unknown to him – that began with a scene in which Storm would save children who were dying of thirst in Africa.
Intrigued by that script, Vaughn questioned the executive about the document, discovering that it was, in fact, a “fake script” exclusive to Halle Berry that would be used only to convince the actress to sign the contract for the film. Once signatures were made, the script would go straight to the trash.
Berry never publicly commented on the matter, but the fact is that the actress returned to the X-Men universe in the third film, which ended up in the hands of the director. Brett Ratner.