11:47am PT by Graeme McMillan
'X-Men: Days of Future Past' Extended Cut Coming in 2015
The past, it seems, can be revised after all—at least when it comes to popular time-travel movies. Following the success of Bryan Singer’s X-Men: Days of Future Past this summer, Fox will release a new edition of the movie next year, in an extended cut that will restore some of the scenes—and subplots—cut out of the original edition.
News of the extended cut first surfaced last month when executive producer Lauren Shuler Donner told a fan via Twitter that an extended cut of the movie would be released “later this year,’ containing the excised subplot centering around Anna Paquin’s character Rogue that Singer had teased might appear on the home release.
Fox’s EVP of Marketing Communications, James Finn, confirmed that such an extended edition would be released—but not until 2015—on Twitter this weekend, also noting that the version of the movie contained in the upcoming Digital HD/Blu-ray release would instead be the theatrical cut. When asked for more details about the extended cut, he simply teased “Soon.”
X-Men: Days of Future Past, released this May, not only marked Singer’s return to the franchise as director, but also the highest gross for the franchise since 2006’s X-Men: The Last Stand, and the second-highest of the franchise to date. The movie will be released in Digital HD September 23, and on Blu-ray October 14.