In the latest installment of the X-Men film franchise, Bryan Singer tackled one of the comics’ most beloved storylines—the time-traveling, X-Men exterminating Days Of Future Past. The resulting film saw Singer and screenwriter Simon Kinberg construct a complex web of time jumps and subplots, so by the time X-Men: Days Of Future Past reached theaters certain scenes were cut for the sake of brevity. According to Kinberg, that’s why Anna Paquin’s Rogue was found solely in a glorified cameo, cutting her ten-minute subplot down to a just a few seconds during the film’s final act. In an attempt to rectify the loss of both Paquin and her character in the film, the “Rogue Edition” of X-Men: Days Of Future Past will be released via home video platforms in early 2015.
The announcement of the “Rogue Edition” came from Kinberg, who said that Rogue’s role in Days Of Future Past is “a substantial part of the movie,” so substantial that it was omitted from the film’s wide release. Kinberg went on to say, “We want to give [fans] the fullest picture of the film,” implying that a full picture of Days Of Future Past can only be safely consumed in the comfort of one’s home.