If you seen the film then you know, X-Men: Days of Future Past was jam-packed with detail, plot and characters, so much so that a lot of stuff noticeably ended up on the cutting room floor. (*cough*Rogue*cough*) All things considered, it’s enough to make a person wonder if there will be a cut longer than the theatrical version’s 131 minute running time, like an extended director’s cut included in this coming fall’s home video release of the movie? The answer is no, but like a famous current Toronto mayor said, we’re asking the question wrong. As revealed today by one of the producers, a separate, extended edition is in the works.
Apparently taking a page out of the book of Peter Jackson, releasing one theatrical version followed by a separate extended edition release, it looks like Fox is doing the same thing with X-Men: DOFP. Here’s one tweet from producer Lauren Shuler Donner:
— Lauren Shuler Donner (@ShuDonner) June 26, 2014
And heres another from Fox marketing executive James Finn:
Following up, there’s nothing from Fox in an official capacity in terms of timetables or release date, but it seems that the studio recognizes that there’s a market for obsessive collector types and editing nerds to see the differences between the version of DOFP we got in theaters and the longer version that includes more detail and characters.
But if the immediate, but vague future is too long for you to wait and see what we missed from DOFP, a bunch of deleted scenes will be included in the release of the theatrical version later this year. X-Men director Bryan Singer tweeted last month that he was recording a commentary track for those deleted scenes that were going to be included on the release, confirming their existence on the disc:
— Bryan Singer (@BryanSinger) July 3, 2014
X-Men: Days of Future Past will be on DVD, Blu-Ray and VOD on October 14.