Fox’s Sneaky Move: Halle Berry’s Fake X-Men Script Encounter

Fox's Sneaky Move: Halle Berry's Fake X-Men Script Encounter

Hollywood bosses at Fox lied to get Halle Berry to be in the 2006 movie “X-Men: The Last Stand” by giving her a fake script.

At New York Comic Con, director Matthew Vaughn shared new details about why he quit the project in 2005. He talked about how Fox tried to get the woman who played Storm/Ororo Munroe in the series to join. The actress who plays Storm, Vaughn, said, “I thought, if you’re going to do that to an Oscar-winning actress who plays Storm, I quit; I thought, I’m mincemeat.”

Fox wrote a long story about Berry’s character, Storm, to get her to agree to work on the project. It had a long beginning scene and parts of the story that were never meant to be in the final result. Vaughn told, “One of the main reasons I quit X-Men 3, and this is a true story: Hollywood is really political and odd.”

Entertainment Industry’s Unpredictability

When Vaughn went to an executive’s office, he saw a larger copy and asked about its version. Anyone who answered said, “Don’t worry about it.” Vaughn looked more closely at the plot and found an interesting scene where Storm saves children in Africa by making a storm.

Fox's Sneaky Move: Halle Berry's Fake X-Men Script Encounter

Then it came out that this plot was made to fit Berry’s needs in order to get her to join, and it would be thrown away as soon as she agreed.

Even though there were some problems at first, Halle Berry joined the movie’s group cast, which also included Patrick Stewart, Hugh Jackman, and other actors. Vaughn, who had taken over as director of “X2,” finally quit the project so that Brett Ratner could take over. Even though there were problems with the production, “X-Men: The Last Stand” made a lot of money.

“X-Men: Days of Future Past” was Halle Berry’s return to the series, and she continued to work with Vaughn on “Kingsman: The Golden Circle.” Vaughn said that his work on “Kick-Ass” helped his chances of getting into Hollywood again.

The event is a warning of how political and strange the entertainment business can be.