Anna Paquin Gets Added Back to ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’
October 2, 2014 by Rachel Tsoumbakos
Fox Will Re-Release This Film Next Summer With the ‘Rogue Cut’:
Fans of Anna Paquin (who also starred as Sookie Stackhouse in HBO’s True Blood) were saddened when her character, Rogue, was basically removed (except for a small cameo role) from the movie X-Men: Days of Future Past. However, it seems there is some exciting news in relation to the film’s re-release next summer – Rogue will get more of her story told this time round with the ‘Rogue Cut’ version of the movie to hit the home video platform.
There is no definitive date yet, with Fox announcing only that the director’s cut of the movie will hit the shelves in the first half of 2015. X-Men writer, Simon Kinberg had this to say about the extra ten minutes of footage that will be added back into the movie:
It’s a big chunk, a substantial part of the movie [Anna Paquin’s Rogue storyline]. We want to give [fans] the fullest picture of the film — behind the camera, and in front of it … Every movie has scenes that are cut out, but not every movie has scenes cut out with such a beloved character.
The extra footage relates mostly to Rogue but will also include scenes with other characters. The decision to cut Rogue’s scenes from the original version of the movie came down to the need to streamline the many plots and subplots already in the movie. As a result, Kinberg found that Rogue’s storyline did not quite fit originally with that cut of the movie.
Previously the character of Rogue appeared in X-Men, X-Men 2 and X-Men: The Last Stand. The film also co-stars Hugh Jackman, Jennifer Lawrence, Patrick Stewart, Michael Fassbender, Ian McKellen, Halle Berry, Nicholas Hoult, Ellen Page, Shawn Ashmore and Peter Dinklage.
X-Men fans will be able to look forward to the next installment of the franchise with Simon Kinberg currently writing the script for X-Men: Apocalypse.
Let us know if you are excited to see an extended version of Anna Paquin’s Rogue next summer by commenting below!
Source: Variety – Fox to Add Anna Paquin Back to ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’
(Photo Credit: 20th Century Fox)