Director Bryan Singer has confirmed in an interview with Entertainment Weekly that Anna Paquin's Rogue will not be in X-Men: Days of Future Past. Her one scene in the film ended up on the cutting room floor.
I'm not a big fan of this news because I loved Paquin as Rogue and was looking forward to seeing her back in the role! I guess it just wasn't meant to be, though. Singer explains,
"Through the editing process, the sequence became extraneous. 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."
I thought she would be in the movie more! One scene?! That's disappointing, but the movie still looks great! I just wish that she would have had a bigger role in the story. Singer goes on to emphasize that the decision had nothing to do with her or her performance.
"She did a fantastic job. She was awesome in the sequence. She’s a brilliant actress. I would work with her in a heartbeat."
He already told Paquin about the cut and says,
"She completely understood. It’s very disappointing, but she’s very professional and she knows that stuff happens, particularly with material you shoot early on in production. Films evolve."
It is disappointing. I wonder if we'll ever see her in another X-Men film at this point? It will be sad if we don't. I personally think she should get her very own spin-off movie, but maybe that's just me.