Briefly: All the way back in January, X-Men: Days of Future Past director Brian Singer revealed that Ellen Page, Anna Paquin, and Shawn Ashmore would reprise their roles in the upcoming sequel.
Sadly, one of those characters has been cut from the film.
Singer today revealed that a rescue scene shot early in production (during Paquin’s only week on the project, and her only scene in the film) has been left on the cutting-room floor. Singer states:
“Through the editing process, the sequence became extraneous. It’s a really good sequence and it will probably end up on the DVD so people can see it. But like many things in the editing process, it was an embarrassment of riches and it was just one of the things that had to go. Unfortunately, it was the one and only sequence Anna Paquin was in, the Rogue character was in. Even though she’s in the materials and part of the process of making the film, she won’t appear in it.”
Of course, it had nothing to do with Paquin herself, and Singer would love to work with the actress again:
“She did a fantastic job. She was awesome in the sequence. She’s a brilliant actress. I would work with her in a heartbeat. She completely understood. It’s very disappointing, but she’s very professional and she knows that stuff happens, particularly with material you shoot early on in production. Films evolve.”
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