(CBR) Bad news for fans of Anna Paquin’s Rogue: in an interview with Entertainment Weekly, “X-Men: Days of Future Past” director Bryan Singer revealed that the only sequence Paquin appeared in during the film has been cut during editing. However, the director strongly stated that it had nothing to do with Paquin’s performance.
“Through the editing process, the sequence became extraneous,” Singer told EW. “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.”
According to EW, the scene — characterized as a “rescue sequence” — was shot early in production and involved Paquin, Shawn Ashmore (Iceman), Ian McKellen (Magneto) and Patrick Stewart (Professor X). Paquin has already been notified of the edit, and according to Singer, “She completely understood.”
Paquin was one of the many “X-Men” movie veterans who returned for “Days of Future Past,” and though her scene has been cut during the editing process, the “X-Men: First Class” sequel marked her fourth run at portraying the character. “X-Men: Days of Future Past” is scheduled for release May 23, 2014.
Update: Sources tell HitFix it’s possible Paquin could be worked back in during upcoming reshoots.