After it was first discussed back in September, the extended edition of 2014’s “X-Men: Days of Future Past” — a.k.a. “The Rogue Cut” — has a release date. Director Bryan Singer revealed the release date on Twitter, which also included promotional art and a link to the release on Fox’s Digital HD page.
– Bryan Singer (@BryanSinger) May 5, 2015
The new cut of the film, which will add 17 minutes of footage, will include a storyline involving Anna Paquin’s Rogue that was originally excised from the theatrical release to condense the film’s running time.
“Through the editing process, the sequence became extraneous,” Singer told EW back in December 2013, back when “Days of Future Past” was still in post-production. “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. Unfortunately, it was the one and only sequence Anna Paquin was in, the Rogue character was in. Even though she’s in the materials and part of the process of making the film, she won’t appear in it.”
“It’s a big chunk, a substantial part of the movie,” screenwriter Simon Kinberg said in an interview last September. “We want to give [fans] the fullest picture of the film – behind the camera, and in front of it.” He added, “Every movie has scenes that are cut out, but not every movie has scenes cut out with such a beloved character.”
“X-Men: Days of Future Past – The Rogue Cut” will be released on Blu-ray on July 14th, which also marks the 15th anniversary of the release of the very first X-Men film.