'X-Men: Days of Future Past' Director's Cut (with Deleted Rogue Scenes) Confirmed

X-Men movie producer Lauren Shuler Donner confirms that the 'X-Men: Days of Future Past' director's cut will feature Rogue's (Anna Paquin) scenes.

X-Men Days of Future Past Director's Cut Deleted Scenes

There's been a very noticeable and interesting struggle in the 2014 summer movie lineup - specifically in regards to movie runtimes. Blockbuster tentpoles like Godzilla, Amazing Spider-Man 2 and X-Men: Days of Future Past have all been edited down to fit more lucrative runtime windows, arguably at the cost of more coherent and/or exciting cinematic experiences. Meanwhile, on the other side of things, a film like Transformers: Age of Extinction runs at near three hours of semi-coherent mayhem, but I digress...

In the case of X-Men: Days of Future Past, the biggest deleted sequence of note is that of Anna Paquin's Rogue, who was all but cut from the theatrical version of the movie, save for one key cameo appearance at the end. As seen in the very first Days of Future Past trailers, however, Rogue was originally more integral to both the plight and salvation of the future X-Men.

Having been captured by human and Sentinel forces, experimentation on Rogue was  supposed to be the source of the Sentinels' ability absorption powers (see that HERE). Iceman and Magneto were subsequently going to stage a mid-film jailbreak to rescue Rogue, who would serve as backup for Kitty Pryde, after Pryde was injured in Wolverine's tantrum after seeing the young William Stryker during the Paris Peace Accord.

Xmen Days of Future Past Rogue Scene Explained
The Rogue Jailbreak with Iceman and Magneto.

Obviously that sub-plot would've required a lot more screen time devoted to the future era - meaning an overall runtime closer to three hours, rather than the efficient 2 hour 11 minute feature we got in theaters. The sequence - which as stated was teased in early trailers - was pushed from the film, but one can only surmise that it'll be a bigger feature of the X-Men: Days of Future Past director's cut, which we can now officially confirm is happening: