New Details on X-Men: Days Of Future Past's Rogue Cut

Well, the running time, at least...


Fans of Anna Paquin’s take on the X-Men character Rogue were not happy when they learned she’d been largely removed from the sprawling, mutant-and-storyline-stuffed final cut of last year’s Days Of Future Past. But director Bryan Singer and writer/producer Simon Kinberg promised to restore her for a different edit of the film and now we know some more about the "Rogue cut".

The BBFC has rated the extended edit as a 12 and lists the running time as 142 minutes and 37 seconds, a whole 11 minutes, 11 seconds longer than the theatrical version. Which appears to indicate that her subplot will indeed be back. “It’s a big chunk, a substantial part of the movie,” writer/producer Simon Kinberg said about Paquin’s storyline in an announcement last September. “We want to give fans the fullest picture of the film – behind the camera, and in front of it. Every movie has scenes that are cut out, but not every movie has scenes cut out with such a beloved character.” There has been no official announcement about a release just yet. And according to someone with knowledge of the cut, it might be even more than the BBFC appeaers to indicate...

For the record the Rogue Cut of #Xmen #DOFP is more than 17 minutes longer than the original cut. And has a few little changes I made. :)

— Bryan Singer (@BryanSinger) April 3, 2015

All eyes have now turned to the next chapter in the X-Men saga – Singer and Kinberg and deep into pre-production on X-Men: Apocalypse, which starts shooting at the end of this month and will hit cinemas on May 19 next year.