‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’ Gets A “Rogue Cut”

By January 1, 2015
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The rumor mill that is Hollywood started a new one for fans of the X-Men film franchise, and this time, it’s real. Fox will release a new cut of X-Men: Days of Future Past that will contain some very “distinct” features and no sign of the original cut of the film.

Appropriately named the “Rogue Cut,” the film will feature scenes with the noticeably absent Rogue (Anna Paquin), whose scenes were cut for time, because  – according to DOFP writer and exec producer Simon Kinberg – they were a “deviation from the main story of the movie. If it’s anybody’s fault, it was mine because I shouldn’t have written it that way; I should’ve integrated her into the main story.”

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While the Rogue Cut was indeed confirmed for release sometime this summer by Fox’s EVP of marketing communications’ James Finn over Twitter, what exactly is being reinstated is up in the air, BUT – Finn DOES say that it will be a completely different cut from the theatrical version as well as include new special features that weren’t in the original DOFP Blu-ray. I should also note that the theatrical cut WILL NOT be included in the Rogue Cut; it’s a separate Blu-ray unto itself.

Here’s where it gets interesting…

Speculation of course is running a bit wild, and while THR had nothing to say on the matter, I turned to my fellow fanboys/girls at Comicbook.com for THEIR guess:

The film’s “Rogue Cut” will reinstate Rogue’s rescue sequence, which was cut from the film’s theatrical release and not included with the film’s first Blu-ray release. The scene is an action sequence in which Magneto and Iceman must break Rogue out of one of the future mutant concentration camps, so that she can absorb the wounded Kitty Pryde’s powers and take over as Wolverine’s time travel anchor.

And as director Bryan Singer previously told THR that he’d hope those scenes would see the light of day “as she was quite wonderful in them,” seems legit to me; what about you?

Look for DOFP: Rogue Cut Blu-ray sometime this summer!

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