It was only yesterday that we reported that you shouldn’t expect anything like a “Rogue Cut” from Bryan Singer’s next film, X-MEN: APOCALYPSE.
“There will be no alternate cut of this movie,” director Bryan Singer told Fandango.
“There will be nothing like the Rogue Cut or anything like that. I’m not a big fan of director’s cuts or extended editions, I never have been. In the case of Apocalypse, I removed what would be considered a conventional amount from the movie to protect what we call the collective experience of the feature theatrically. How it feels pace wise and movement wise.”
While this fact remains true, that doesn’t change the fact that at least one mutant has largely ended up getting relegated to the sidelines of the film. The big victim this time around appears to be Jubilee. While we’ve seen decent amount of Jubilee in set photos, it appears we won’t even get to see her use her powers in any capacity. If you want to see what she’s capable of, however, you could spring for the DVD or Blu-ray and check her out in the deleted scenes.
“We do have a moment where Jubilee uses her powers that you’ll see on the DVD. I wanted more Jubilee.”
Of course, Jubilee wasn’t the only casualty in this war for a consumable screen time. Singer has mentioned a mall scene to other outlets in his press run for the film, and there’s also a “farewell between Scott and his brother [Alex].
“It’s strange for the audience sometimes because they say, ‘It’s a good scene, why did you remove it?’ But if you sat in a theater and watched it with all those scenes back in, it may seem good, but slow. And I don’t want the audience to feel that.”
And finally, there was even a tribute to the late, great Robin Williams that had to be removed:
“There was also a significant moment that sadly I had to cut. When theyâ€™re moving through the mall and Nightcrawler remarks about the other people that ‘they donâ€™t fear us.’ And he thinks the mall is this paradise, and that was my homage to Moscow on the Hudson, when Robin Williams came over to America during the height of the Cold War and saw a Bloomingdales and thought it was a temple. But no, it was just an â€˜80s mall!”
Does Singer’s explanations of these sequences make you wish they were in the film? Let us know in the comments down below!
X-MEN: APOCALYPSE hits theaters this weekend on May 27, 2016.
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