There’s some bad news today for fans of the X-Men’s energy-absorbing southern belle. EW has word that, even though Anna Paquin shot a scene for Bryan Singer’s upcoming X-Men: Days of Future Past, the sequence has wound up the cutting room floor.
“Through the editing process, the sequence became extraneous,” Singer tells the outlet. “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. Unfortunately, it was the one and only sequence Anna Paquin was in, the Rogue character was in. Even though she’s in the materials and part of the process of making the film, she won’t appear in it.”
The scene in question is said to feature a rescue involving Rogue, Magneto, Xavier and Iceman. As was the case with the original Wolverine costume ending from this year’s The Wolverine, let’s hope that the deleted segment will wind up on the film’s home video release as Singer mentions above. As to whether or not Paquin might be back for X-Men: Apocalypse remains to be seen, but check back for details as soon as they become available.
Hitting theaters on May 23, 2014, the anticipated film stars Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen, Hugh Jackman, Michael Fassbender, James McAvoy, Jennifer Lawrence, Halley Berry, Nicholas Hoult, Ellen Page, Shawn Ashmore, Peter Dinklage, Omar Sy, Daniel Cudmore, Fan Bingbing, Boo Boo Stewart, Adan Canto, Evan Peters, Josh Helman and Lucas Till.
The ultimate X-Men ensemble fights a war for the survival of the species across two time periods in X-Men: Days of Future Past. The beloved characters from the original “X-Men” film trilogy join forces with their younger selves from X-Men: First Class, in an epic battle that must change the past to save our future.