Anna Paquin's Rogue cut from X-Men: Days of Future Past

'The sequence became extraneous'

Fans of X-Men's Rogue are in for a shock.

Bryan Singer has revealed that he has had to cut the character's appearance out of his forthcoming mega-mutant epic X-Men: Days of Future Past.

Singer stresses that Anna Paquin's performance had nothing to do with the omission, and the edit is merely down to juggling the numerous plot threads and cast members.

“Through the editing process, the sequence became extraneous,” Singer told Entertainment Weekly.

“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.”

“She did a fantastic job,” says Singer. “She was awesome in the sequence. She’s a brilliant actress. I would work with her in a heartbeat.”

With so many characters already taking up screen time, it was inevitable that some would be lesser-served, although the decision to cut a recognisable star out of the finished product is still surprising. 

Still, fans can look forward to hopefully seeing the sequence on the DVD release, and as Singer's still keen to sing Paquin's praises, there's every chance she could appear in the next X-Men movie, Apocalypse.

 Are you sad to see Rogue go? Let us know in the comments below!

Comments

    • Ali1748

      Dec 21st 2013, 14:11

      Damn that sucks for Anna. Still proves my point that Quicksilver probably will have a few scenes at most.

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    • Desperation

      Dec 21st 2013, 15:56

      No great loss, she was a really boring character anyway.

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    • Mattsimus

      Dec 21st 2013, 17:28

      Like anna paquin, but it was a p**s poor portrayal of a great character, this isn't a loss, I think singer is just trying to get everyone back on side since he ditched x men in favor of superman returns.... that being said im happy singers back!

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      Dec 21st 2013, 21:26

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    • jacobfinlay

      Dec 22nd 2013, 0:29

      It was inevitable that something would have to go based on the sheer amount of material and cast to cover, and it's a good sign that singer accepted this rather than try and cram everything in and make the movie super-long, it's just a shame for Anna, at least on the wolverine they cut her out in the script-drafting process rather than after she filmed on the most anticipated movie ever

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    • X4X5campaign

      Dec 26th 2013, 15:33

      What a let down... Fox keeps ruining characters movie after movie and it seems they wont ever stop. How a big studio like them has wasted and ruined characters as famous as Cyclops, Gambit and Rogue is surreal. This franchise wont ever reach its full potential if they keep leaving the most beloved characters out and dont show the full potential of the ones returning.

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