Rogue doesn’t make final cut in X-Men: Days of Future Past

In an interview with EW, Director Bryan Singer revealed that his X-Men: Days of Future Past will have one less X-Man.

‘Through the editing process, the sequence became extraneous,’ explained Singer. ‘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.’

Singer went on to say that Paquin, while disappointed, understood and that he would work with her in a heartbeat.

Anna Paquin as Rogue X-Men

Since there’s still 173 mutants left in the film, it’s good to see that Singer isn’t resistant to making some cuts if it benefits the story.

And on the bright side for Paquin, it’s a pretty safe bet that Singer will feel obligated to bring Rogue back for his next X-Men film, X-Men: Apocalypse, which is set for 2016.

I like Paquin as an actress, but I never liked the way the films handled Rogue so I don’t see it as a big loss. What do you think? Upset that Rogue won’t be returning or think this should ultimately help the film?

  • I don’t see it as a big loss either. I do feel for Paquin a little since it looks like she’s was involved in the promotional pics of the movie.

  • Yeah, looks like Fox will be putting the photoshop dept. to work on those pics now!

  • If it’s in the service of the story and keeping what is most likely a VERY complicated movie under control, I have no problem with it.

  • Of the three X-Men films so far, what’s been your favorite?

  • Hm…probably the obvious one, X2. After getting all the introductions out of the way in the first movie, that one jumps right into the action plus the story had the right mix of politics that has always drawn me to the series. My favorite kind of science fiction stories are the ones that hold up mirrors to our world.

    I did enjoy “X-Men” and “First Class” but I think origin stories are probably the easiest superhero movies to make.

  • I liked X2 a lot until Marvel Studios started doing their Avenger movies since they had a better comic book feel. The X-Men movies get too bogged down in Wolverine and Magneto, but Nightcrawler’s opening scene is still one of my favorite comic book moments.

  • Good point. I haven’t rewatched X2 in a long time (not since I picked it up on blu-ray and that would have been right after Ironman came out on blu-ray so the Avengers movie was just an idea). Marvel/Avengers has set the bar pretty darn high, that is for sure!