X-Men: Day of Future Past was one of the better installments in the saga of the genetically challenged/gifted. But even though it was filled with action, adventure and Wolverine, it was missing Rogue (Anna Paquin), our viewpoint character from the first X-Men movie. We've known for a while that there exists a cut that adds Rogue's story back into DoFP, but now this, and some other subtractions from the movie, will be getting an addition ... in theaters.
On July 14 -- the anniversary of the 2000 release of X-Men -- Bryan Singer and Marvel will be re-releasing X-Men: Days of Future Past with 17 extra minutes.
The decision to go back to the theaters answers a question we can picture Singer asking: "Why should Avengers: Age of Ultron earn all the money this summer?"
According to MTV, Singer said, "I've never been one to do special editions or director's cuts ... but for the fist [sic] time, there was an opportunity with the 'Rogue Cut' to do something different, a different version of 'Days of Future Past' … it involves a lot of new scenes with Rogue, it's also got a few scenes with Jennifer Lawrence, Nick Hoult and some other elements, with new visual effects, and other things I added to the film."
This is good news for fans who wondered what happened to the mutant who started it all in X-Men (although much of her story -- as well as the story of DoFP -- was stolen from the character of Kitty Pryde). But it makes us wonder why she wasn't there during the 2014 release.
Fans who decide not to return to the movie theater can, of course, wait for the DVD release, where the extra 17 minutes will surely make another appearance.