Rogue’s DAYS OF FUTURE PAST ‘Cameo’ Explained; New Poster And Featurettes Hit
One of the things X-Men fans have been following closely about the upcoming X-Men inbetweequel, Days of Future Past, is just how Anna Paquin’s Rogue will play into things. Rogue was said to have a sizable role in things, then director Bryan Singer made it sound like Rogue had been completely cut from the film. Then yesterday news hit that the power-absorbing mutant would have a small cameo. Well now we know exactly what small, but pivotal, role Paquin will play into the narrative. On top of that, some new featurettes and an international poster have hit as well. Spoiler obviously follow.
Vulture has learned the details of Paquin’s cameo in Days of Future Past. As we know, Kitty Pryde (Ellen Page) will send Wolverine’s mind back into his younger body. Kitty has to stay in constant contact with Wolverine’s future body to keep the connection strong. According to the site, Kitty becomes injured at some point in the film and her hold on Wolverine becomes strained. Professor Xavier (Patrick Stewart) and Magneto (Ian McKellen) know they need someone to lend a hand. The only one with the appropriate power set is Rogue, but she’s being held in the Xavier Institute, now converted to a prison camp by Trask Industries. The site goes on to explain the specifics and why Rogue’s big scene was cut:
Unfortunately, Rogue is being held prisoner at Xavier Mansion, which has been transformed into a Sentinel-guarded military base, and the mission to find and rescue her — an expensive, lengthy sequence that involves Professor X, Magneto, and Iceman (Shawn Ashmore) — was sliced from the film in postproduction after Fox executives worried it would pad the running time to over two and a half hours. Rogue is still brought in briefly to absorb Kitty’s power and tend to Wolverine, but the machinations to get her there will now happen offscreen.
The site also says there are three additional mutant cameos we should be on the lookout for, though they won’t reveal who the characters are. They say to “even hint at their identities, though, would reveal a major spoiler.” There has been a lot of speculation that Kelsey Grammer would make a return appearance as Beast, which seems likely, so that leaves two unknown mutants.
Finally, Norton by Symantec has released five promo featurettes for the film as part of their partnership with 20th Century Fox. The videos feature snippets of new footage as well as commentary from most of the cast. You can check those out bellow as well as a new German poster for the film. Days of Future Past hit theaters May 23rd. What do you think about the latest goings on in the X-Men universe?
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