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Bryan Singer On Rogue Being Cut From X-Men: Days Of Future Past
Might she actually be in the film after all?

30 January 2014  |  Written by Ali Plumb  |  Source: Empire

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The most popular response to our X-Men: Days Of Future Past cover reveals on Twitter was, "OMG!" Only slightly less popular was, "Wait, how come Rogue gets an Empire cover when she's not in the movie any more?" Inside the issue - on shelves now - director Bryan Singer and writer Simon Kinberg shine a little more light on the situation.

Empire's X-Men: Days Of Future Past Rogue Cover

"It was one real sequence in the movie," explains Kinberg. "We felt like it was taking tension out of the main story drive."

This is the sole scene Singer revealed he had cut from the film during the editing process a month ago, much to the chagrin of fans who wanted to see more of Anna Paquin's touchy mutant, especially as she is apparently a survivor of the Sentinel apocalypse along with Ian McKellen's Magneto, Patrick Stewart's Professor X, Hugh Jackman's Wolverine and the rest.

"It does not mean that we won't see her in the film," Singer adds, enigmatically. "Also, I hope to make the sequence available on the DVD as she was quite wonderful in it. She is an important part of the X-Men family. I 'm very pleased she will remain as one of Empire's anniversary covers."

The most important thing to note there is that, "it does not mean that we won't see her in the film." Presumably, even with Rogue's key scene removed, the character will have a background role of some capacity.

As you probably know by now, Days Of Future Past finds Professor X, Magneto, Wolverine and the current X-team confronting a dark alternate future where mutants are an endangered species, tracked down, imprisoned or killed thanks to Bolivar Trask (Peter Dinklage)’s Sentinel program and an overwhelming level of distrust from regular humans.

They boldly plan to send Wolverine’s consciousness back in time to the First Class era (or, to be specific, 1973) to convince the younger Professor X (James McAvoy), Magneto (Michael Fassbender) and the rest to work together to stop the threat at its source.

You can find out much more about X-Men: Days Of Future Past in the new issue of Empire, out today. To make sure you get the specific cover you want, browse this gallery below and then head to our subscriptions website, where you can order any of the covers individually for a one-off price. New UK subscribers can also get a set of collectible art cards when they take up this offer.

We expect a new trailer for the film soon, given that the release dates for X-Men: Days Of Future Past are May 22 in the UK and May 23 in the US.


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Hope they reconsider put the scene in the theatrical cut
BOOO Bryan Singer shame on you! What a pity reduce such a great character and actress as an extra! She deserves more attention! I was really excited with the whole cast (including Anna Paquin) at the Comic Con last year. But now looks like it's all going to a mess. But I'm looking forward to the movie! More

Posted by arthurbelotto at 15:24 on 30 January 2014 | Report This Post

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L: binksj Can't you just admit you did the covers before they announced that Rogue has been cut from the movie?! emember too many films where characters who may make the DVD cut were included in the promotional campaign] There probably aren't any. Closest I can think of off the top of my head is Denethor in Lord Of The Rings - he was introduced via a scene inserted into the extended edition of The Two Towers, but wouldn't have been associated with any promotional material. More

Posted by BelfastBoy at 13:01 on 30 January 2014 | Report This Post

So many X-Men
Wow, that is a lot of covers - some of these characters I don't even recognise. I don't see Banshee above so I'm assuming he is not in it. I'm worried that there are a little too many characters and it might bloat the movie a bit. But as usual they will probably focus on Wolverine and neglect the others More

Posted by Hugh_Fran at 11:32 on 30 January 2014 | Report This Post

Can't you just admit you did the covers before they announced that Rogue has been cut from the movie?! Can't remember too many films where characters who may make the DVD cut were included in the promotional campaign More

Posted by binksj at 10:25 on 30 January 2014 | Report This Post

That makes a bit more sense! I'm glad she's in the film in some capacity but it's a shame that the original cast members are pushed aside for the newbies. I have faith though, I hope this turns out great:) More

Posted by Seamie at 09:51 on 30 January 2014 | Report This Post

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