Rogue X-Men

Why Anna Paquin/Rougue’s Fight Scene Got cut from X-Men Days of Future Past


Simon Kinberg, writer for X-Men Days of Future Past and the upcoming X-Men Apocalypses gave an amazing interview with the Daily Beast.    In the interview Kinberg was asked about the Rogue fight scene that was cut from the Days of Future Past.

Were there any big scenes that got cut? I heard a big action sequence with Anna Paquin/Rogue did.

The Rogue/Anna Paquin scene was by far the biggest cut we made, and that was more my fault than anything. When I was crafting the script, I wanted to create a subplot for old Charles and old Eric—Patrick and Ian—to have a mini-mission together, one final adventure. And that’s what the Rogue sequence was—that they went to retrieve Rogue. But it felt like it didn’t come from the spine of the film, it was an appendage where I just wanted to see the old guys get in the X-Jet for one last ride. It was a narrative detour, and in a film with this much momentum and narrative flow, you can’t afford any detours.

The interview also answered some important questions about X-Men Apocalypse……

Is the sequel, X-Men: Apocalypse, going to just feature the younger generation of characters?

It will focus primarily on the First Class cast, but it will certainly have some of the original cast involved, too.

Will Bryan Singer be back in the director’s chair for Apocalypse?

That is the plan.


So there you have it.  The rumors can all be laid to rest about the Rogue scene.  It does seem like it would have been counter productive to place it in to a film hat is just trying to rewrite history anyways.  While it would of been awesome to see, we are happy that the movie did not lost track of the storyline and the Rogue scene would of done just that

We are so pumped for the next X-Men film, and are interested to see how both casts will work together to take on Apocalypse.



  1. My friends and I were wondering where they could have cut Anna Paquin’s scene since the movie flowed so nicely, I couldn’t see where else she would have been. In the end, I’m glad that they did cut out that extra scene since it really wouldn’t fit into the main story line.

  2. I never like Rogue in any of the X-men movies so I really don’t care that she was cut out of it. The X-men movies are just average in my honest opinion. This one was a step in the right direction, but it also took a few steps back in my opinion. I want to see a real X-men movie one day.

      1. I think that’s why the movies are bad. It’s not about the X-men it’s about Wolverine. Cyclops never had any memorable moments, Gambit was only in one movie, and half of the iconic X-men never showed up in the movies itself.

  3. “It was a narrative detour, and in a film with this much momentum and narrative flow, you can’t afford any detours.”

    I think he has a point… BUT! in my opinion, movies that strive to be great are not afraid of narrative detours. The movies from the ’70s are good examples.

    1. I think it was a smart move, with x men you have so much you Can do, it’s best to stick to The main story or people Might get lost. But hopefully it wool make it onto the dvd

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