Originally Posted by Mrs Vimes
I think it's a lot to do with casting.
Halle Berry to me seems the kind of actress who can really shine in smaller, low-key movies, but put her in a big blockbuster and she just turns into blandness. She's totally unconvincing as an action heroine, as well, no matter how hard they tried to turn her into one (Die Another Day, Catwoman).
I agree she's no good as an action heroine, she just doesn't have the 'oomph' and presence for it.
My favourite Storm scene in the films is when she challenges Logan in X1. He says: "Magneto's right, there's a war coming. Are you sure you're on the right side?" and she retorts with: "At least I've chosen a side."
It showed some confidence and presence of mind, without being forced like it was in X3.
There seem to be several options for Storm:
a) She dies off-screen protecting the school and students and is not in DoFP
b) Halle reprises role as futureStorm (possibly dies in battle against Sentinels)
c) New actress cast for futureStorm
d) Storm recruited in past, requiring recast for younger version.
Obviously, option D can still happen even if we also get either A, B or C.