Fox to Add Anna Paquin Back to ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’
September 25th, 2014 | X-Men | No Comments

From Variety:
Anna Paquin’s scenes as Rogue that were cut from “X-Men: Days of Future Past” will be added back to the film and re-released as the “Rogue Cut” next summer on homevideo platforms.

The extended version of “Days of Future Past” will become available in the first half of 2015, most likely during the summer, according to the film’s writer and producer Simon Kinberg, who made the announcement Thursday from Stage 21, where scenes for the previous “X-Men” installment, “First Class” were filmed on the Twentieth Century Fox studio lot. Kinberg, who also worked on that film, was back on the lot to promote the theatrical version of “Days of Future Past,” available now on digital and on Oct. 14 on DVD and Blu-ray.

More than 10 minutes of extra footage will be added to the “Rogue Cut” of “Days of Future Past,” which in addition to Paquin’s cut scenes, will also include other sequences involving other characters, as well.

“It’s a big chunk, a substantial part of the movie,” Kinberg said of Paquin’s storyline as Rogue. “We want to give (fans) the fullest picture of the film — behind the camera, and in front of it,” with the “Rogue Cut” and provide “more of the process we went through” to make the film.

“Every movie has scenes that are cut out, but not every movie has scenes cut out with such a beloved character,” Kinberg added.

Paquin played Rogue in “X-Men,” “X-Men 2? and “X-Men: The Last Stand.” She does still appear in “Days of Future Past” but in a smaller cameo.

Paquin’s scenes didn’t make the final cut because the film was “full of plots and subplots.” Her storyline as Rogue just “didn’t fit” with the final film, which Kinberg said was always designed to revolve around Charles Xavier, played by James McAvoy.

“It’s the most complicated movie I’ve ever worked on,” Kinberg said, because of the film’s time traveling focus that unites the X-Men characters from the first trilogy, directed by Bryan Singer, and younger ones from Matthew Vaughn’s “X-Men: First Class,” while introducing even more like Quicksilver.

“I pray to God I never work on another time travel movie,” Kinberg said.

Kinberg is currently writing the next “X-Men” film, “Apocalypse,” which Singer will return to direct the film that’s set during the 1980s. “Days of Future Past” was set during the 1970s.

The return to the Fox lot on Thursday, “is the first time I’ve been out of the house in awhile,” he said, given his scripting duties on “Apocalypse.”

True Blood Season 7 And Complete Series Out November 11th
September 2nd, 2014 | True Blood | No Comments

True Blood’s Seventh and final season will be released on November 11th. You can pre-order the DVD and Blu-Ray on Amazon.

And for those of you who have been waiting to buy the entire series in one go, the complete series will also be available November 11th on DVD and Blu-Ray.

Anna Covers Remix!
August 24th, 2014 | Media | No Comments

Anna is on the cover of New Zealand’s Remix Magazine this quarter as one of New Zealand’s heroes.

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True Blood 7.10 Stills
August 20th, 2014 | True Blood | No Comments

Stills from 7.10 – Thank You are now up in the gallery.

True Blood 7.09 Still
August 19th, 2014 | True Blood | No Comments

A still from 7.09 – Love Is to Die is now up in the gallery.

True Blood 7.02 Screencaptures
August 13th, 2014 | True Blood | No Comments

Screencaptures from “I Found You” are now up in the gallery!

Anna At Comic-Con
July 30th, 2014 | Comic-Con, Gallery | No Comments

Apologies for the delay in getting these up, as I’m currently recovering from a surgery. Anna attended Comic Con for True Blood for the final time this past weekend, and photos are now up in the gallery.