Anna Paquin’s Rogue Cut from New X-Men Movie

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Looks like we got excited for nothing – Director Bryan Singer told Entertainment Weekly that he had to cut a rescue sequence from X-Men: Days of Future Past, and it happens to be the only scene that includes Anna Paquin’s Rogue.

“Through the editing process, the sequence became extraneous,” explains 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 emphasizes that the decision had nothing to do with the Oscar-winning True Blood star, who was on set for only week of Days of Future Past, or with her performance. “She did a fantastic job,” says the director. “She was awesome in the sequence. She’s a brilliant actress. I would work with her in a heartbeat.”

Singer, who is still editing the film in advance of its release on May 23, 2014, has already broken the news to Paquin. “She completely understood,” he says. “It’s very disappointing, but she’s very professional and she knows that stuff happens, particularly with material you shoot early on in production. Films evolve.”

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  1. Rina

    December 20, 2013 at 10:34 pm

    That sucks! I’ll probably see the film anyway, but it will suck not to see Anna in it. Well, at least some folks will see it on DVD and maybe post gifs on Tumblr.

  2. larry mccubbin

    December 21, 2013 at 10:17 am

    hey anna paquin how was season six of true blood it was great & these two anna & stephen said i like to do one more season & we are sold to syn 5 nights a week check your local listings we are working on a new x-men movie it is called days of future past the whole x-men gang will be back hits theater on may 23 2014 to be contiued anna paquin thank you so much my pleasure catch anna paquin when true blood the final episode coming next summer. june 2014 & x-men days of future past hits theater on may 23 2014 & give my reguards to the whole true blood gang for me please sure