It is debatable what was the first big hit modern comic book movie that got us to where we are today, an era when the man of the street is excited about an Ant Man film and the Avengers tops the charts in sales. However, I would say that Bryan Singer’s X-Men movies were instrumental in laying the foundation for this house of comic books back in 2000.
This year marks the 15th anniversary of the groundbreaking X-Men movie and to celebrate, a special cut of X-Men Days of Future Past will be released incorporating additional footage such as scene in which Iceman and Magneto break Rogue out of prison. Beyond that, I’m trying my best to stay in the dark.
I have enjoyed all of the X-Men films (yes, even the third one just please don’t make me watch it) but Days of Future Past ranks up there for me as the pinnacle of them all and after over-saturation of comic book films, it reminded me why I loved the X-Men so much. While some will cry ‘double dipping’ over this release, I will be first in line for my copy because… I just love the X-Men, man.
The Rogue Cut adds 17-minutes of footage to the theatrical cut of Days of Future Past, including an extended action sequence featuring Rogue (Anna Paquin) as the X-Men try to free her from a Sentinel controlled prison.
The sequence was originally cut from the film in order to streamline the narrative, but director Bryan Singer and writer Simon Kinberg were always keen on the scene making it to fans in some form.
Singer has also promised other tweaks to the original film that will make the Rogue Cut a unique viewing experience.