In what doesn’t really shock anybody, Anna Paquin’s one and only scene in the X-Men: Days of Future Past film as Rogue has been cut. Bryan Singer has stated the reason behind it with EW.
“Through the editing process, the sequence became extraneous,” Singer told EW. “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. Unfortunately, it was the one and only sequence Anna Paquin was in, the Rogue character was in. Even though she’s in the materials and part of the process of making the film, she won’t appear in it.” Singer stated he told Paquin and “She completely understood.”
Anna Paquin was a main focus of the original trilogy and was one of the few returning characters that hasn’t been killed off unceremoniously yet. Hopefully this will help tighten up the film, rather than force feeding us unnecessary characters we are supposed to ‘care’ about.