While we all wait for next year’s X-Men: Apocalypse, a new version of 2014’s X-Men: Days of Future Past is about to be released in July. Dubbed “The Rogue Cut“, this version of the film will include about 17 extra minutes of footage, most of which includes the character Rogue (Anna Paquin) and we now have our first look at a trailer for the new release.
[amz asin=”B00X99CUV6″ size=”small”]What makes “The Rogue Cut” different from other special editions is the effect it’ll have on the story. Days of Future Past was originally going to feature Rogue in a much more pivotal role. During the film, there’s a scene where Wolverine hurts Kitty Pryde while she’s facilitating his time travel. Where the new cut differs from the original cut is a scene showing the future versions of Professor X (Patrick Stewart) and Magneto (Ian McKellan) working together one last time to help rescue Rogue. She would then use her power to absorb Kitty’s abilities. This would allow Rogue to be the person to help Wolverine keep his consciousness back in the 70s. Is your head hurting yet? This is why you have to love the X-Men.
Days of Future Past writer, Simon Kinberg, has stated previously that the reason for removing that scene from the final product is that it would have derailed the momentum of the movie. What we were left with is a theatrical cut that limited Rogue’s appearance to the end of the film, where she had a cameo with Iceman showing that everything is working out okay in the new timeline.
While I’m a huge fan of the X-Men comics, I haven’t really been a fan of the films since X2. Yes, that means I didn’t care for Days of Future Past or X-Men: First Class. Will 17 extra minutes fix all the problems I had with the film? Probably not, but I’ll definitely give it a shot. The release will also feature extras that are never-before-seen and looks more substantial than the standard “ultra, rare, unrated, super duper extended cut” that usually convinces people to buy the same movie twice.
X-Men: Days of Future Past – The Rogue Cut comes to Blu-ray on July 14, you can preorder it here.
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