The info on Halle Berry made me laugh so hard! This is snipped from an ATOMIC COMICS newsletter.
The Magneto spin-off movie took a sizable step forward as David S. Goyer signed on to direct (and probably re-write) the film. Magneto won't star Ian McKellen as the film is a prequel to the X-Men trilogy and will feature a 20-something Magneto hunting down Nazi war criminals--and probably a young Charles Xavier as well. Both Magneto and the Wolverine prequel are supposed to start shooting this winter.
Meanwhile, Halle Berry announced she won't be taking part in a Storm solo film, which raised the question among Fox executives and fans alike of what ever gave Berry the impression that there was any interest in doing a Storm solo film. On a related (non-)note, Berry also made it clear she wouldn't be starring in a sequel to critical and box office disaster Catwoman.
Reviews of the novelization of Fantastic Four: The Rise of the Silver Surfer are popping up and it seems the rumors are true. Galactus will appear as a giant storm cloud in the film. Readers also report the film will largely be a Jessica Alba vehicle with the other 75% of the FF playing bit roles and includes a scene in which Dr. Doom goes surfing. You can draw your own conclusions.