Good news: An extended director’s cut of “X-Men: Days of Future Past” is planned for DVD and Blu-ray release later this year.
Noted "X-Men" producer Lauren Shuler Donner confirmed the news while answering a fan query on Twitter on June 26.
@SheenaTylor2 @BryanSinger @Kinberg @ShuDonner @20thcenturyfox yes ! Coming later this year.
— Lauren Shuler Donner (@ShuDonner) June 26, 2014
While little else is known about the upcoming director’s cut, some are speculating that it will include the Rogue (Anna Paquin) story line that was cut from the theatrical release.
According to director Bryan Singer, the subplot involved a team up among Professor X, Iceman and Magneto to rescue Rogue from sentinels. Back when news broke that Paquin’s role was reduced to a cameo, Singer teased that the “True Blood” star’s full performance might show up on DVD.
“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,” the director told Entertainment Weekly in December.
“X-Men: Days of Future Past” came out May 23. The next installment, “X-Men: Apocalypse,” is scheduled for a 2016 release.