When word got out that Bryan Singer was helming ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’, we all knew that there was a big story ahead of us. As casting began to emerge, it appeared that this film would feature the biggest roster of live action X-Men ever assembled onscreen. However, with all these characters returning, something had to give and some parts weren’t as big as others. So during the editing process, some of them were left on the cutting room floor, namely Anna Paquin’s Rogue. But after the final trailer was released yesterday, new reports are indicating that the actress does indeed make an appearance in the upcoming movie.
According to Buzzfeed, the ‘True Blood’ star will still be a part of Singer’s return to Fox’s Marvel franchise. After noticing that her name still appeared in the credits of the most recent trailer, the list-heavy publication did some snooping and learned that Paquin would still reprise her role from the 2000 superhero flick. Although, the part was called “essentially a cameo”, so chances are that even though we will be seeing her, we won’t see much of her.
This shouldn’t be too surprising as the cast is just so massive that there isn’t enough time to offer equal screen time to each member of Charles Xavier’s team. But it turns out that Rogue won’t be the only quick cameo in the film. Vulture says that three more familiar faces have secretly shot scenes that will end up in the final cut:
“Still, while Paquin has been reduced to a mere cameo, she’s not the only returnee from the original trilogy who will make a blink-and-you’ll-miss-it appearance in Days of Future Past: In addition to top-billed stars like Stewart, McKellen, and Halle Berry, Vulture has learned that three more mutants filmed secret cameos in the film. To even hint at their identities, though, would reveal a major spoiler.”
The report mentions that the characters come from the original trilogy, so that eliminates anyone from ‘X-Men: First Class’ who weren’t already set to return. Of course, that doesn’t really narrow the playing field at all. I mean, there’s Pyro, Juggernaut, Angel, Kelsey Grammer’s Beast… There are so many possibilities! Hell, even though it’s been said that he’s definitely not in it, I wouldn’t even rule out Cyclops at this point. Luckily, we don’t have to wait that much longer until we learn all the secrets contained in this highly anticipated feature.
Are you glad that Rogue made the final cut of ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’? Who else do you think will appear in a quick cameo in the film similar to Anna Paquin? Share your thoughts and theories in the comments below.
‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’ starring Hugh Jackman, Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult, Peter Dinklage, Ellen Page, Halle Berry, Ian McKellen, Patrick Stewart, and Evan Peters is set to hit theaters on May 23, 2014.