Friday, January 02, 2015
‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’ Rogue Cut Coming This Summer With New Extras
From slashfilm, X-Men: Apocalypse doesn’t arrive until 2016, but there is going to be an X-Men movie released this summer. It’s just that it won’t be in theaters, and that most of it will be very familiar.
Writer/producer Simon Kinberg announced last fall that the so-called “Rogue cut” of X-Men: Days of Future Past would arrive in mid-2015, and now a few more intriguing details have emerged about its release. Hit the jump for the latest on the X-Men Days of Future Past Rogue cut.
James Finn, Fox Home Entertainment’s executive vice president of marketing communications, offered the latest on the X-Men Days of Future Past Rogue cut on Twitter.
The Rogue cut isn’t just a matter of a few extended scenes here and there. Actress Anna Paquin completed her scenes early in the shooting process, but they were excised in post-production in order to keep down the runtime. Kinberg explained in September:
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.
Kinberg added at the time that the Rogue parts “didn’t fit” with the rest of the movie, which focused more on Xavier, so it should be interesting to see how they play in context. As of September, the Rogue cut was reported to include over 10 minutes of extra footage. The centerpiece of the Rogue storyline seems to be a prison break sequence involving Professor X, Magneto, and Iceman.
That alone might be enough to get some people to open their wallets, but if you’re on the fence Finn’s promise of “distinct extras” could sweeten the deal. Of course, what those extras are and whether they’re worth your time and money remain to be seen. We’ll post more details as we get them.