X-Men: Days of Future Past reunites many of the cast members from the earlier X-Men film trilogy, but one previously announced character will be absent: Anna Paquin's Rogue, whose scene ended up on the cutting room floor.
Days of Future Past director Bryan Singer told EW that the decision to cut Rogue from the film had nothing to do with Paquin's performance and that he "would work with her in a heartbeat." But Paquin was supposed to appear in only one scene, which didn't make it into the final version of the film:
Through the editing process, the sequence became extraneous," explains Singer. "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.
'X-Men': Major change in this summer's 'Days of Future Past' [EW via /Film]