Although it was never depicted in the final cut of any of the films, X-Men star Halle Berry says her character Storm had an intimate relationship with a core member of the mutant team. During an interview and when pressed for hidden backstory details about the character, Berry recently revealed that she and Wolverine (Hugh Jackman) were lovers and had a significant romantic history.
In the comics Storm, more informally known as Ororo Munroe, has fallen in love with Black Panther and Forge. Wolverine (Logan) has had his healing heart broken a number of times, most notably with Jean Grey. However, the pair have never really coupled up or become an item, and this has never been really suggested in any of the existing Fox X-Men movies - until now.
Speaking in an interview with EW, Berry was asked to divulge "something that she knew about Storm, but that nobody else knew". Berry quickly responded with the following;
"Storm and Logan used to be lovers, It's true. Storm and Logan had a thing ... I joke in the movies, I'm like, How come nobody's loving on Storm. Like what's wrong with Storm? Nobody is checking for Storm .. So, we decided that Storm and Logan had a thing, and then Jean came and messed that up ... When he really decided that Jean Grey was his love that caused a problem ... The having two girls at once thing, that didn't work for Storm."
That actual relationship was apparently the result of Berry and Jackman building up some background for their characters, and has certainly never been highlighted in the theatrical versions of any of the X-Men or Wolverine films. However, there is a deleted scene from X-Men: Days of Future Past which does show Wolverine passionately kissing her goodbye, shortly before Kitty Pryde sends him back in time to stop the Sentinels from slaughtering the majority of the mutants. This would seem to back up Berry's assertions, but it could also arguably be seen to be part of an erased timeline that ceases to exist once Logan interfered in Mystique's assassination attempt.
So as far as the Fox franchise goes, it's unlikely to become a canon element of the stories, especially after the "reboot" of Storm in X-Men: Apocalypse and the probable send-off for Jackman in Logan. Still, it is a neat example of actors building up layers to their characters, and could have fans of the series re-viewing the films to check for subtle hints of a possible romance.
- X-Men: Dark Phoenix (2019) release date: Jun 07, 2019
- New Mutants (2020) release date: Apr 03, 2020
- Deadpool 2 (2018) release date: May 18, 2018