Looks like X-Men: Days of Future Past is down one mutant. In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, director Bryan Singer announced the news that a rescue scene involving Magneto, Professor X, Iceman, and Rogue has been cut from the film, which was sadly Rogue’s only scene.
Singer had this to say regarding the cut:
“It’s a really good sequence and it will probably end up on the DVD so people can see it. But like many things in the editing process, it was an embarrassment of riches and it was just one of the things that had to go … Even though she’s in the materials and part of the process of making the film, she won’t appear in it.”
Good guy that he is, Singer made it very clear that the removal of the scene had absolutely nothing to do with Paquin or her performance:
“She did a fantastic job. She was awesome in the sequence. She’s a brilliant actress. I would work with her in a heartbeat. She completely understood. It’s very disappointing, but she’s very professional and she knows that stuff happens, particularly with material you shoot early on in production. Films evolve.”
Although disappointing, this news is not exactly surprising. The film has an enormous cast and star Hugh Jackman himself has described the project as three movies in one, so it kind of makes sense that something had to go with all of the story they’re cramming in. Although, there’s also speculation that the film had been changed in order to be a better to set up for X-Men Apocalypse, which is now officially ‘a go’ for release in 2016. Either way, Rogue had to go!
X-Men: Days of Future Past is set to be released on May 23, 2014.
Are you sad to see Rogue out of the picture? Let us know your thoughts in the comments!
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