The actress reprised her role as Rogue from the first X-Men movie trilogy and was reunited with other former castmates Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, Ellen Page, Halle Berry, Shawn Ashmore, and Ian McKellen. However, she was only in one scene. A brief appearance in a sequence where Magneto, Professor X, Iceman, and Rouge are performing a reuse operation. And director Bryan Singer has revealed the scene was cut during editing which means that Rouge will not make an appearance after all.
Singer told Entertainment Weekly that, “Through the editing process, the sequence became extraneous. 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.”
Its a shame that Paquin/Rouge had to be cut from the movie. Bringing back cast members from the previous X-Men movies to appear in Days of Future Past is a great idea and it brings history to the new franchise of X-movies. Its also unfortunate, and a little odd, that Rouge was only written into such a small part of the movie in the first place since she was such a key character in the First three X-Men movies.
X-Men: Days of Future Past will hit theaters on May 23, 2014.