Wat was de rol van Rogue in X-Men: Days of Future Past?

X-Men: Days of Future Past

Voordat X-Men: Days of Future Past in de bioscoop te zien was, werd al duidelijk dat het personage Rogue (Anna Paquin) op de montagevloer zou komen te liggen. De fans reageerden verontwaardigd. Tot op heden zijn er weinig details vrijgegeven over deze keuze. In een gesprek met Empire Online vertelde schrijver Simon Kinberg over zijn plannen met Rogue:

“The Rogue subplot was originally there because I wanted a mission for the older Charles and Eric to do, something like Unforgiven – two last gunslingers, Clint Eastwood and Morgan Freeman – that kind of a mission for them. I just loved the idea of that. Nothing in the story necessitated that, but just for a lark, I thought it would be a cool thing to see, because we may never see it again.”

Hij vervolgde:

“When I initially wrote that, Kitty’s power was running out, and there was this super silly serum that was down in a farmhouse… it was terrible. I don’t even think it went to script, but it went to outline, and Matthew Vaughn said it was terrible, and he was right. Then I thought that if her power was winding down, they needed something stronger or someone who could take over her power. This came from a conversation with Matthew, which was about no-one having the same power as her but then realising there was someone who could take her power. I got chills. Rogue could be the McGuffin of that mission. They’d have to get Rogue out of some dark scary place, and that’s what happens. It’s a really nice sequence, and it’ll end up on Blu-ray some way down the line.”

Ten slotte zei Kinberg:

“But it does not service the main story. I thought it would increase the urgency and the stakes of the plot in the future, but it actually does the opposite, because it makes you feel like there is an answer out there. You think once Rogue gets here, we’ll have an unlimited amount of time. The ticking clock that we’d established with Kitty getting wounded and losing her powers… well, Rogue would show up and press stop on the clock. So for all of those narrative reasons, there was this ten-minute subplot that had to go.”

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).