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.
The final season of HBO’s True Blood is fast approaching and as we all eagerly await, HBO dropped a teaser trailer on Sunday to further the excitement for True Bloods return in June.
The 35 second preview reveals that our favorite residents on Bon Temps have begun to turn on each other, guns aimed and pointed, and if things couldn’t get any worse, it seems the townsfolk will also have to deal with ‘sick vampires’ ravaging the town.
As you’ll see in the teaser below, neither Eric nor Bill were shown.
True Blood, season 7, returns Sunday June 22nd on HBO and on Showcase via Foxtel shortly after.
Our favorite vampires and shifters will be leaving our screens at the end of the True Blood‘s seventh season, due to air mid 2014.
HBO announced yesterday that True Blood’s 10 episode season seven will be the shows last. The show has been a defining part of TV culture and HBO’s programming president promises the last installment will be nothing short of incredible when it airs in 2014.
“True Blood has been nothing short of a defining show for HBO,” Michael Lombardo said in a statement.
“Alan Ball took the books by Charlaine Harris, assembled a brilliant cast led by the magnificent Anna Paquin in the role of Sookie Stackhouse, and crafted a show that has taken its many devoted fans on an unforgettable journey.”
“Together with its legions of fans, it will be hard to say goodbye to the residents of Bon Temps, but I look forward to what promises to be a fantastic final chapter of this incredible show.”
The show recently ended it’s sixth season revealing vampire Bill Compton (Stephen Moyer) as the new mayor of Bon Temps and Sookie (Anna Paquin) and Alcide (Joe Manganiello) happily together in a relationship while Eric’s (Alexander Skarsgård) whereabouts remains unknown after loosing his ability to walk in daylight (last we saw him, he was enveloped in a ball of fire…)
True Blood returns to FOXTEL mid next year for it’s final season.
The sixth season HBO’s ‘True Blood‘ has been marked for a June 16th premiere date with FOXTEL channel ‘Showtime’ fast-tracking the series to Australian screens for a same-date showing.
Fans can expect only 10 episodes this season – 2 short of the shows normal length which is due to lead star Anna Paquin giving birth to twins last September. This season will also be the first without True Blood creator and head writer Alan Ball, who announced that he will be stepping back from his usual duties and moving to an advisory role with the show.
This sixth season will continue on from last season’s cliff-hanger where a blood covered Bill (inhabited by the vampire god Lilith) seeks out Sookie and Eric Northman (Alexander Skarsgard)
Check out the 30 second teaser trailer that HBO released on Saturday!