Here’s Halle Berry as Storm in Bryan Singer’s return to the X-Men franchise, Days of Future Past. As the director promised, the all-black leather uniforms are no more, replaced here with a very utilitarian, futuristic flying squirrel get-up made out of mostly canvas material (the pants appear to be leather, though). I’m certain this Storm costume is meant to reflect the darker, dystopian, Sentinel-run future she and the rest of the old Singer X-Men cast now inhabit as a result of Magneto’s actions in 1973.

I don’t really have a beef with the costume…but what is up with that wig? It looks very Bea Arthur-circa-1985 Golden Girls era to me. Is Storm supposed to be an older lady in this, or is she just the victim of her fourth consecutive terrible hairpiece? How far in the future does Days of Future Past take us, exactly? Did I leave my oven on?


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