Posted on Thursday, September 25th, 2014 by Russ Fischer
We’ve known that 2015 would probably bring an extended cut of X-Men: Days of Future Past, and now we have some details. Anna Paquin‘s deleted Rogue scenes will be reinstated, and the new version of the film, dubbed the Days of Future Past Rogue Cut, will hit disc and digital formats next summer.
Variety reports that the “Rogue Cut” will feature “more than 10 minutes of extra footage,” including not only Rogue’s scenes, but “sequences involving other characters, as well.”
There’s no precise release date for the new cut, but the expected window is, broadly, the first half of 2015, and more likely sometime in the early summer. That’s per Simon Kinberg, who announced the new cut at Fox during an event today. The theatrical cut of Days of Future Past is available now on digital formats, and will hit DVD and Blu-ray on October 14.
It’s a big chunk, a substantial part of the movie. 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.
We’ve known that Paquin’s scenes were cut because the film was already plot-heavy, and Kinberg says her stuff “didn’t fit” with the film as we saw it, especially thanks to its heavy focus on Xavier.
Last year, director Bryan Singer said,
It’s a really good sequence and it will probably end up on the DVD so people can see it. But like many things in the editing process, it was an embarrassment of riches and it was just one of the things that had to go.
When Fox release an extended cut of The Wolverine to disc last year, it improved on the theatrical cut; whether the Days of Future Past Rogue Cut will do the same for this film remains to be seen.
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