When Bryan Singer edited the X-Men: Days Of Future Past movie, he was forced to cut some really cool footage out of the movie.
It’s since been learned a “Rogue Cut” version of the film will be made, which will be its own movie and will have a Blu-Ray release the Summer of 2015 featuring a Rogue rescue scene as well as never-before-seen footage.
Fox Home Entertainment EVP of marketing communications, James Finn, told fans on Twitter the news (via X-Men Films) noting the Rogue Cut will not feature the regular version as it’s a “distinct film” with “distinct extras” and is complimentary to the X-Men: Days Of Future Past Blu-Ray, “but not repetitive.”
@DOFPXmen no. Distinct film. Distinct extras. Complimentary to DOFP Blu-ray but not repetitive.
— James Finn (@FinnJ) December 15, 2014
Writer and producer Simon Kinberg previously described the Rogue seen as follows:
“Then I thought that if her power was winding down, they needed something stronger or someone who could take over her power. This came from a conversation with Matthew, which was about no-one having the same power as her but then realising there was someone who could take her power. I got chills. Rogue could be the McGuffin of that mission. They’d have to get Rogue out of some dark scary place, and that’s what happens. It’s a really nice sequence, and it’ll end up on Blu-ray some way down the line.
“But it does not service the main story. I thought it would increase the urgency and the stakes of the plot in the future, but it actually does the opposite, because it makes you feel like there is an answer out there. You think once Rogue gets here, we’ll have an unlimited amount of time. The ticking clock that we’d established with Kitty getting wounded and losing her powers… well, Rogue would show up and press stop on the clock. So for all of those narrative reasons, there was this ten-minute subplot that had to go.”