X-Men: Days of Future Past director Bryan Singer has been teasing an extended “Rogue Cut” of the film ever since the blockbuster’s initial release last summer. The new version of the film is said to have an additional 17-20 minutes of footage that includes scenes featuring Academy Award winner Anna Paquin as Rogue, which were cut from the theatrical release because of time and story constraints.
Earlier today, Singer announced that the “Rogue Cut” will arrive on Blu-ray and DVD on July 14th, 2015. That date is significant because it marks the fifteenth anniversary of the release of the original X-Men, which in turn helped usher in a new era for comic book adaptations. Rogue was an important character in that film as well, so it makes sense to honor her return to the franchise (small as it may be) on its anniversary.
The Rogue Cut will also include some new scenes between Jennifer Lawrence’s Mystique and Nicholas Hoult’s Beast, who were the focus of a burgeoning romance in X-Men: First Class but barely shared any screentime in Days of Future Past. Exactly what the new scenes entail though and what changes they’ll bring to the overall story, remain a mystery.
In any case, The Rogue Cut will be a fun way to revisit Days of Future Past and should help tide us over until its sequel, X-Men: Apocalypse, arrives next year.
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