Anna Paquin and her superhero character Rogue have been chopped from the upcoming X-Men installment.

Anna Paquin Cut From 'X-Men' Sequel

The reason for Paquin's omission from X-Men: Days of Future Past was time constraints, according to director Bryan Singer. Although Paquin had reprised her role as Rogue/Marie, she was only to be in the film briefly, making it a relatively easy decision to cut her scene.

"Through the editing process, the sequence became extraneous," Singer told Entertainment Weekly. "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," the director added. "Even though she's in the materials and part of the process of making the film, she won't appear in it."

Hugh Jackman, Sir Patrick Stewart, Sir Ian McKellen, Jennifer Lawrence and Nicholas Hoult are among the actors who are returning for the second film of the new X-Men trilogy. Jackman will also be reprising his role as Wolverine in a sequel to the 2013 movie in the near future.

X-Men: Days of Future Past is slated for wide release May 23, 2014.

– Chelsea Regan

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