Here’s a Look at That X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST Deleted Scene Featuring Rogue and Magneto

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When the cast for X-Men: Days of Future Past was getting announced and more and more original castmembers were confirmed to be returning, some fans wondered how director Bryan Singer was going to fit so many characters into one film.  As many surmised, the primary focus of Days of Future Past is on the First Class characters in the 1970s, with a frame story set up in the Sentinel-overrun future.  As Singer and editor John Ottman were working to refine the movie, it was inevitable that some material was going to be cut, and screenwriter Simon Kinberg previously confirmed that a sequence involving the future-set rescue of Anna Paquin’s Rogue was cut.

Now that the film has hit theaters and we’ve had a chance to see what made the finished film, we can see that this deleted Rogue sequence was actually teased in the very first trailer for X-Men: Days of Future Past.  The full scene will likely be on the Blu-ray, but for now we’ve screengrabbed the image and included the video after the jump, along with Kinberg’s description of the scene in question and why it was cut. 

x-men-days-of-future-past-deleted-scene-magnetoKinberg previously told us that Rogue was involved in a 10-minute subplot towards the beginning of the movie:

“The biggest chunk we took out of the film from first cut to final cut was the Rogue plot. And that was the sub-plot that has now been well-publicized, but that I created, not actually to bring Rogue into the movie, though that was a wonderful consequence, but more that I wanted to have—and this was in the early script phase—I wanted a mission for old Charles and old Erik, for Magneto and Xavier to go off on a mission together.”

As for why the sequence was removed, Kinberg said it detracted from the central pull of the film:

“Just to see what that would look like. I mean, truly, seriously, it was like, ‘What would it be like to have Patrick and Ian on a road trip together?’ And that was kind of, you know, it got condensed as I wrote it and then when we shot it, but it was just a sub-plot. It was a perfectly good sub-plot and people will see it one day, and Anna was great in it and it was well-directed; it just didn’t serve the overall story. And it didn’t, it never did, it was created outside the core story. As a result, when you watched the movie, you were like, ‘Why are we on this detour, on a movie that already has two time periods, two types of Sentinels, 10-12 main characters, just as a lark?’ And so it ended up getting cut.”

The scene was very briefly glimpsed in the first trailer for X-Men: Days of Future Past, which you can watch below, but it never popped up again in subsequent trailers.  The Rogue sequence comes in at the 1:38 mark.

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  • luli

    A saw the film last night and enjoyed it for the most part. However, I wished to see more of the future. I like rogue so having that would’ve been a plus. But I was disappointed to not see as much future xavier and magneto. I thought the future scenes actually could’ve used that extra subplot as it would’ve mirrored something from their past.

    • Lovecraftlives

      Let’s hope they do an extended cut of this film with said scene in it. It might not have worked in the theatrical release, but home video is a different story.

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  • Raphael

    Saw it yesterday, and i thought it was perfect!!!
    Well written and really thought through. Kudos to Bryan Singer

  • Raphael

    Saw it yesterday, and i thought it was perfect!!!
    Well written and really thought through. Kudos to Bryan Singer

  • JK1193

    I agree there wasn’t much future stuff, but having that in there would have been to much back-and-forth. In hindsight, going to back-and-forth during the climax (Magneto’s assault with the Sentinels and the future invasion of the Sentinels with Storm, Bishop, Blink, etc.) was a brilliant move cause you saw what was at stake and what would’ve been lost. It’s a shame, because I think Anna is amazing as Rogue, but they made the right decision cutting the subplot for the long-term effect of the climax of the film.

  • DIYPoststructuralism

    But why was she being rescued… and from what?

    • Strong Enough

      from bryan singer

    • John Locke

      After Kitty Pryde (Ellen Page) gets cut by Wolverine they decide they need to rescue Rouge because Kitty is going to die from blood loss. Prof. X Magneto and Iceman go on a mission to the mutant prison to rescue her so she can absorb kittys powers and keep Wolverine in the past. It’s basically a scene where Magneto and Prof x get to go on a mission together.

      • Doug

        If this is true, then it seems like the missing scenes won’t be able to fit back into the story.

  • DIYPoststructuralism

    But why was she being rescued… and from what?

  • EDDie

    not enough wolverine killing sentinels in the future scenes…… actually, there was NO wolverine killing sentinel scenes what so ever….. thats a faiL.

    • Barry Morgan

      I totally agree, at less one head being chopped off would be been okay at less but none is unacceptable lol.

  • JJ

    Just saw the film, and while it was pretty fantastic, I really, really hope there’s an extended cut on the Blu-Ray/DVD including Rogue’s scenes and storyline.

    ***SPOILERS***

    Just thinking if this is in fact the final time we’re going to see our original X-Men on film, it’d be such good story-telling symmetry to have the last four X-Men standing against the Sentinels in the future be Professor X, Magneto, Wolverine, and Rogue, since they were the “core four” of the original X-Men.

    • Dude

      Xmen Apocalypse comes out in 2 years, already been confirmed. So this will not be the last time we see them. Also, this movie is going to make tons of cash. Fox is going to milk it for as long as Singer will make them.

      • Snake

        X-Men: Apoc follows the young cast in the 80′s not the older ones. DOFP was their send off, their closure pretty much.

      • Cole

        Unless they decide to make more with the original cast. It’s certainly possible.

      • BigSIGH!

        No it doesn’t….WHAT?!

      • Snake

        X-Men: Apoc follows the young cast in the 80′s not the older ones. DOFP was their send off, their closure pretty much.

    • Dude

      Xmen Apocalypse comes out in 2 years, already been confirmed. So this will not be the last time we see them. Also, this movie is going to make tons of cash. Fox is going to milk it for as long as Singer will make them.

  • AdeoAdversary

    I would have definitely liked too see old charles and magneto on a mission together, but the movie had so much going on otherwise, it might have taken away from the ‘main’ experience. Movie was absolutely incredible for the most part, was really surprised how well the different elements came together. Absolutely go see it.

  • AdeoAdversary

    I would have definitely liked too see old charles and magneto on a mission together, but the movie had so much going on otherwise, it might have taken away from the ‘main’ experience. Movie was absolutely incredible for the most part, was really surprised how well the different elements came together. Absolutely go see it.

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  • Strifeshadow

    Never like Anna Paquin as Rogue. She is too meek and self-conscious, when Rogue should be a femme fatale badass. Although she looks deadly in the white costume, I’m glad they gave the screen time to Blink.

    Blink’s warping is the coolest mutant power on screen yet, better than Nightcrawler in X2.

    • John Locke

      Best addition to the X-men. It was great to see them work as a team. The teamwork was excellent. I was wondering why blink didn’t just open up a portal in the mid section of the sentinel and close it cutting them in half. Would’ve been cool to see that.

      • Strifeshadow

        ^Agreed. Pity she didn’t get a speaking role. Is it just me, or did anyone get a ‘Tron: Legacy’ vibe from the future scenes? The mutants being herded up and branded were all wearing neon.

  • ScratStitch

    This is why people hate Singer. He spends TONS of money filming these sequences, and then he cuts them. Why he gets trusted with big budget Hollywood anymore is beyond, but having seen the film, Days of Future Past does NOT look or feel like the most expensive superhero movie ever made.

    • WockerDaw

      You clearly don’t understand that there are reasons that scenes are cut. I don’t think I’ve ever heard of anyone that hates Bryan Singer because of deleted scenes.

      • ScratStitch

        Yes, because if there’s one thing that audiences were clearly saying after this film was over, it was “needs less Patrick and Ian.”

        Singer spent $10 MILLION on an opening sequence in Superman Returns that he didn’t use in the film. And then he wonders why Warner Bros. wasn’t begging him to come back for another go round.

      • WockerDaw

        See, you can’t just assume that you know what the movie was like before the cuts were made. Maybe in your head, the deleted xmen scene makes the film better, but you can’t see it from the perspective of the editor and director that actually have to make those tough decisions.

        Don’t just think that directors go out of their way to film things just to have them cut. It’s usually a tough decision.

      • ScratStitch

        I never even implied “directors go out of their way to film things just to have them cut.” I’d say you were twisting what I said, but I literally said *nothing* like that, so I don’t know where that even came from.

      • WockerDaw

        You didn’t say that, I’m getting that from your general attitude. You were complaining about why a director would cut these scenes.

        “He spends TONS of money filming these sequences, and then he cuts them.” There can be any number of reasons why a scene like this would be cut. A director can’t just put it in the movie just because he shot it, it has to serve the higher purpose of the film.

        Therefore, this is a stupid reason to hate Bryan Singer. I mean, of all things.

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