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'X-Men': Anna Paquin Wants 'Badass Rogue', Not a 'Shy Teen'

Anna Paquin wants to return to the 'X-Men' movie series as Rogue - but this time around she wants to be badass, powerful, and fly!

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Fans of Rogue were initially excited to find out Anna Paquin was returning to the X-Men film franchise in 2014's X-Men: Days Of Future Past. Promotional photos for the film showed Paquin off in an all-white Rogue costume, and early reports had her character involved in crucial events taking place during the dystopian, Sentinel-ruled future segments of the film. That anticipation quickly turned to disappointment when director Bryan Singer announced he regrettably had to cut the majority of Paquin's scenes out of the movie for pacing, resulting in only a brief Rogue cameo at the end of Days Of Future Past - when Wolverine awakens in the newly repaired, present-day timeline.

Although she is not a part of the 1980s-set X-Men: Apocalypse, Paquin still remains a fan-favorite among X-Men devotees, with many hoping she gets to return to the role someday in a larger capacity. However, given what happened to her on the Brett Ratner-directed third X-Men film X-Men: The Last Stand (becoming a third wheel in a love triangle with Iceman and Ellen page's Kitty Pryde, and later choosing to "cure" herself of her mutant powers), and having her part almost completely excised from Days Of Future Past, would she even want to reprise the Mutant Southern Belle? As it turns out, Paquin responded to that very question on social media.

During a Twitter interaction with a fan on April 18, Paquin was asked if she would ever consider returning to play Rogue, to which she replied, "If I can fly, absolutely." This response seemed to confuse the Paquin fan, who misunderstood the actress and quickly tweeted back an anxious question: "OMFG, so you're saying you wouldn't like to play ROGUE again???" Paquin then clarified, "No I'm saying that comic book rogue gets to fly and I never did. I want to be badass rogue not shy teen rogue."

Check out the Paquin's tweets below:

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