Anna Paquin

Anna Paquin

Anna Paquin will not be appearing in X-Men: Days of Future Past after being cut from the film.

Paquin was set to reprise her role of Rogue in a single scene in the latest X-Men film, but that has now been left on the cutting room floor.

The actress was set to appear in an action scene alongside Ian McKellan, Patrick Stewart and Shawn Ashmore, but director Bryan Singer has decided that the scene will no long be included in the final cut.

Speaking to Entertainment Weekly, Singer said: "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."

Paquin took on the role of Rogue for the first time back in 2000 in X-Men: she went on to reprise the role of X2 and X-Men: The Last Stand.

X-Men: Days of Future Past see Singer return to the director's chair in a film that will mix stars from the original franchise and X-Men: First Class.

The movie is set to see Wolverine (Hugh Jackman) travel into the past to change history and prevent a major event that will be disastrous for both mutants and humans.

X-Men: Days of Future Past' is due for release in May 2014

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