Simon Kinberg over Rogue in X-Men: Days of Future Past

X-Men: Days of Future Past

In een interview ging scenarist en producent Simon Kinberg in op de rol van Anna Paquin als Rogue in X-Men: Days of Future Past. Eerder bleek dat de scenes van de actrice op de montage vloer waren beland, hetgeen later deels werd teruggedraaid. Kinberg vertelde over de oorspronkelijk de rol van Rogue:

“It’s kind of a hard question. We shot with Anna [Paquin] a big subplot in the movie and we watched it in the movie and then we cut it out of the movie because, she’s great in it and it was well shot, it just didn’t fit the film. It was a subplot that I created sort of as an appendage to the movie because I wanted to do something else that didn’t serve the main plot of the film.

I just wanted to see Ian [McKellan] and Patrick [Stewart] on a mission together. So I took them away from the main plot of the movie so that they could go off and do something, and she was the MacGuffin of that mission. It was a perfectly fine 10 minutes of the film that didn’t fit the film. So we pulled her out of the movie and pulled that plot out of the film. I can’t speak to any other rumors about any other way she could appear in the film, but I can tell you that the main plot that we shot with her, we pulled out of the movie.”

Een andere vraag die aan Kinberg gesteld werd, is of de rol van Rogue in de film een manier was om de fouten van X-Men: The Last Stand te herstellen:

“No, I have plenty of residual guilt from The Last Stand and this movie in many ways was like my chance to tell a better X-Men story. Though I’m very proud of what we did with X-Men: First Class but the two biggest stories for me growing up were Dark Phoenix and Days of Future Past. Those were the ones that I loved, so what I wanted to do with Dark Phoenix is different [than] what the movie ended up being. That’s a whole other interview and conversation, but on this one we had a lot more creative freedom and more encouragement to be loyal to the original books. At any rate, it wasn’t that.

It was them meeting Rogue for something connected to the main plot of the future story of Days of Future Past, but truly I just contrived it. I created it in order to get them on a final mission together. I think people will see it at some point and they’ll probably like it in and of itself. It’s a perfectly fine 10 minutes of movie. It just, in a film that has two time periods, two types of robots, 10-12 main characters that you really want to service, the notion of doing a standalone broken out subplot just didn’t survive.”

De film speelt zich af in een alternatieve toekomst waarin Magneto’s Brotherhood een belangrijke senator vermoordt. Als gevolg daarvan wordt de jacht op mutanten geopend en is het aan de X-Men uit het verleden en de X-Men uit de toekomst om samen te werken en ervoor te zorgen dat enkele belangrijke gebeurtenissen die leiden tot deze dystopische toekomst voorkomen worden.

X-Men: Days of Future Past wordt geregisseerd door Bryan Singer. Hoofdrollen zijn er voor Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, James McAvoy, Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult, Halle Berry, Ellen Page, Ian McKellen, Michael Fassbender, Omar Sy en Peter Dinklage.

Het script werd geschreven door Simon Kinberg en is geïnspireerd op de verhaallijn van Chris Claremont en John Byrne uit ‘Uncanny X-Men’ nummers 141 en 142 (1981).