Anna Paquin’s only scene in Bryan Singer’s X-Men: Days of Future Past, has been edited out. Paquin was returning to appear as Rogue, but unfortunately the scene she was involved with, and the only scene she has in the film, has been edited out for the cinema release.
The scene, which also included Patrick Stewart as Professor X, Ian McKellen as Magneto and Shawn Ashmore as Iceman, may appear on the DVD and Blu-ray release, but for now the only appearance Paquin will be making in the film is during the credits.
Singer said the decision to remove the scene was nothing to do with Paquin’s performance:
“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. 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.”
X-Men: Days of Future Past has been written by Jane Goldman, Simon Kinberg and Matthew Vaughn and will see the newly formed titular team working to prevent an alternate future where mutants are hunted by giant machines called The Sentinels.
It follows the 1980s comic storyline written by Chris Claremont that alternates between a present day battle against the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants, and a future timeline where an assassination of a government official has led to Sentinels roaming the land and mutants held prisoner in internment camps.
The cast for X-Men: Days of Future Past includes: Jennifer Lawrence, Michael Fassbender, James McAvoy, Nicholas Hoult, Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen, Hugh Jackman, Anna Paquin, Ellen Page, Peter Dinklage, Halle Berry, Shawn Ashmore, Daniel Cudmore, Josh Helman, Fan Bingbing and Booboo Stewart.
X-Men: Days of Future Past will arrive in cinemas 22nd May 2014.