X-Men: Days of Future Past has lost one of its mutants. Anna Paquin’s character Rogue has been cut from the film.
Editing normally focuses on cutting a film’s run time or adjusts the pacing, but rarely does an entire character get cut from a film. Today, X-Men: Days of Future Past’s director Bryan Singer has announced that Rogue has been cut from the film during the editing process.
It’s almost ironic considering Singer has stuffed every single character that’s ever existed in an X-Men film into Days of Future Past. Anna Paquin, who is much more popular now due to her role on True Blood, apparently only had one scene in the film.
Director Bryan Singer released a statement to EW explaining why Rogue was cut from the film, saying, “Through the editing process, the sequence became extraneous. 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.”
We’re glad to hear that fans will probably get a chance to check the scene out on the DVD/Blu-ray. Singer continued saying, “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.”
So it looks as though despite Rogue being a fairly big part of X-Men and X2, she won’t be appearing in the most recent film. We’re curious if The Wolverine will be the main focus of this film, since he just had his own standalone film.
Are any Anna Paquin fans disappointed that Rogue won’t appearing in the next X-Men film? We’re more surprised that her role was so small to begin with. We’ll be curious to see how X-Men: Days of Future Past pans out, considering we still don’t know how much each character will be involved.
Hopefully it’s not just Wolverine getting all the screen time, with so many talented actors included in the film.