Any fan of the Uncanny X-Men comic series will happily tell a non-fan just how distorted the Days of Future Past movie was when compared to the original story that played out in Uncanny X-men issues #141-142. In the comic series, it was actually Kitty Pryde/Shadowcat (portrayed by Ellen Page in the movies) that actually transfers her mind into her younger self to warn the original X-men of a fatal moment that causes anti-mutant hysteria and not wolverine. In fact, the character of Rogue (portrayed by Anna Paquin in the movie series) isn’t even involved.
That said, fans of Rogue and Paquin were up in arms to find out that virtually all of her scenes from Days of Future Past had been cut due to ‘time reasons’ which resulted in certain scenes to be re-shot and others left on the cutting room floor. Thankfully, director Bryan Singer and 20th Century Fox have heard our plight and a brand new Days of Future Past ‘Rogue Cut’ extended edition is heading our way featuring 17 extra minutes of footage plus 90 minutes of special features.
The newly added material involves the future versions of Xavier (Patrick Stewart) and Magneto (Sir Ian McKellen) rescuing Rogue from an internment camp after the scene where Wolverine (Hugh Jackman) slashes Kitty Pryde. Rogue would then absorb Kitty Pryde’s power and then take over to keep Wolverine’s consciousness in his past body. – The edited released version had Kitty Pryde sending Wolverine’s mind back in time.
The X-Men Days of Future Past Rogue Cut is set for release July 15th in Australia and is currently available for pre-order at all good stockists.