Anna Paquin’s Rogue Becomes A Victim Of Editing
Bryan Singer is currently in the process of putting his final touches on X-Men: Days of Future Past. Part of that process is editing, and as we’ve learned from recent Blu-ray and DVD releases, there is some pretty cool stuff that they just didn’t have room for in the final cut. Sometimes, there are characters that fall victim to this and it looks like Anna Paquin’s Rogue will join that club. In a recent interview with EW, Singer reveals that the actress’s role had to be cut.
“Through the editing process, the sequence became extraneous,” explains Singer. “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.”
This iteration of Rogue has been the center of much hate and criticism. Not only Paquin’s portrayal of the character, but how the character was written, so this may not be bad news for die-hard X-fans. It’s always sad news to hear that characters get dropped from the final cut, but it’s understandable if it allows for the story to flow better and more smoothly. On the flip side, some films suffer from too much editing, such as the final cut of The Amazing Spider-Man, which saw crucial scenes end up on the cutting room floor.
What are your thoughts? Are you happy about this news or should Singer have made this work? You can check out X-Men: Days of Future Past next spring when it hits theaters.