Last month, X-Men: Days of Future Past producer Lauren Shuler Donner revealed that an extended cut of director Bryan Singer's blockbuster will be available next year, which will include scenes with Anna Paquin's Rogue that were left on the cutting room floor. Today, Variety confirms that this edition dubbed the "Rogue Cut" will be available on home video platforms sometime next summer.
Writer-producer Simon Kinberg confirmed that the "Rogue Cut" will include over 10 minutes of footage that wasn't included in X-Men: Days of Future Past's theatrical cut, including Anna Paquin's scenes and more scenes featuring other characters. Here's what he had to say about Rogue's scenes in the following statement from a press event on the 20th Century Fox lot.
"It's a big chunk, a substantial part of the movie. We want to give (fans) the fullest picture of the film - behind the camera, and in front of it, (and provide) more of the process we went through. Every movie has scenes that are cut out, but not every movie has scenes cut out with such a beloved character."
The scenes in question were cut because the movie was already "full of plots and subplots," according to Simon Kinberg, and they "didn't fit" with the final film, which was designed to center on James McAvoy's Charles Xavier.
X-Men: Days of Future Past is set in both the 1970s and present day, bringing both the younger mutants from X-Men: First Class and the present-day characters from the original X-Men trilogy together. The producer added that this was the most complicated movie he has ever been a part of.
"It's the most complicated movie I've ever worked on. I pray to God I never work on another time travel movie.
Simon Kinberg is currently working on the script for the upcoming sequel X-Men: Apocalypse, which is set in the 1980s, with the writer admitting that today's event on the 20th Century Fox lot was, "the first time I've been out of the house in awhile."
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