X-Men: Days of Future Past goes on sale on DVD and Blu-ray a little later this year, but plans for an extended cut set for release in 2015 have already been revealed. The “Rogue Cut” was confirmed by writer and producer Simon Kinberg at a press event yesterday, and it will include more than 10 minutes of new footage.
The reason for the name is because the majority of the scenes which will be added to this version of the “inbetweenquel” will focus on Anna Paquin’s Rogue. She originally had a pretty major role in the future set scenes of X-Men: Days of Future Past, but those scenes were removed due to time constraints.
However, there will also be a number of other characters included in the additional scenes as well and the extended cut is expected to be released in the first half of 2015 (most likely early summer).
“It’s a big chunk, a substantial part of the movie,” Kinberg said of the scrapped subplot featuring Rogue. “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.”
A lot of fans were very disappointed when it was revealed that Anna Paquin’s beloved mutant had been dropped from X-Men: Days of Future Past, so the news of a “Rogue Cut” should be welcomed.