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It’s not just Wolverine who gets to revisit X-Men movie history. An extended edition of the studio’s summer superhero blockbuster X-Men: Days of Future Past will be released for the home market next year, restoring a famously-excised sequence centering around Anna Paquin’s character Rogue.
The existence of an extended cut featuring a subplot featuring the character was initially teased on Twitter by the franchise’s executive producer Lauren Shuler Donner in July, with Fox EVP of marketing communications James Finn later confirming that an extended edition of the movie was indeed in the works for some point in 2015. As Variety first reported, the recut release will feature the subtitle “the Rogue Cut.”
Earlier this month, writer and executive producer Simon Kinberg took responsibility for Paquin’s scenes being absent from the finished movie, saying that they were “a deviation from the main story of the movie” that needed to be cut for time. “If it’s anybody’s fault, it was mine, because I shouldn’t have written it that way,” he said. “I should’ve integrated her into the main story.” Director Bryan Singer had previously said that he hoped that the scenes would one day surface, as “she was quite wonderful in [them].”
Ahead of the “Rogue Cut,” the theater version of X-Men: Days of Future Past will be released on Blu-ray, 3D Blu-ray and DVD Oct. 14, with extras including other deleted scenes from the movie as well as an audio commentary by Singer.
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