Bryan Singer may be busy directing X-Men: Apocalypse, but he's taken a minute to make a sales pitch for the 'alternate version' of last year's X-Men: Days of Future Past.
Singer posted a 30-second teaser for the 'Rogue Cut' of the film at his Instagram account, in which he declares that the upcoming Blu-ray (out July 14) is not simply an extended cut of the film, but rather a different version. The difference is 17 minutes of additional footage that largely revolve around -- in case you didn't realize it -- Rogue (Anna Paquin), who was reduced to a short cameo in the theatrical version of the movie.
But those 17 minutes are not all about Rogue, either. Two clips from the new version have also surfaced online -- one is about her, but the other is a rather steamy moment in which Mystique (Jennifer Lawrence) and Beast (Nicholas Hoult) briefly rekindle their romance from X-Men: First Class.
How much will the new footage change the movie? It's hard to say. Approximately 30 minutes of footage left out of the theatrical version made a huge difference when incorporated back into the home video edition of James Cameron's The Abyss, for example, and even some scenes reinstated by Cameron into an extended version of Aliens deepened the character of Ripley and gave her a very different arc. Extended cuts of The Lord of the Rings and The Wolverine also have their fans as well.
Those are among the notable exceptions, however: most so-called 'alternate' or 'director's' cuts usually make it quickly obvious why the restored footage was left out in the first place. Still, we're curious to see what kind of role Rogue played in Singer's original cut. What about you? Are you willing to open your wallet for the 'Rogue Cut' of the movie, even if you own it already?