First, Entertainment Weekly broke the story that Shailine Woodley’s Mary Jane Watson would be cut from The Amazing Spider-Man 2, now they are telling us that an original film X-Man will spend the next film on the cutting room floor.
Bryan Singer spoke exclusively with the entertainment magazine and told them that a rescue sequence featuring Anna Paquin’s Rogue, Shawn Ashmore’s Iceman, Ian McKellen’s Magneto and Patrick Stewart’s Professor Xavier has been cut from X-Men: Days of Future Past, and, unfortunately, this was Paquin’s only scene in the film.
The cut had nothing to do with Paquin (“She was awesome in the sequence. She’s a brilliant actress. I would work with her in a heartbeat,” said Singer) and a lot to do will cutting unnecessary scenes to keep the film’s run time down. Singer said that the deleted scene would likely end up on the bonus features of the film’s home video release.
This would alleviate the need to explain how Rogue, who had her powers taken away in X-Men: The Last Stand, got her powers back. However, this raises the question as to what other character might not make the final cut.