Anna Paquin cut out of 'X-Men: Days of Future Past,' but appears on promotional magazine covers

It's almost as if they're rubbing salt in an open wound. Though director Bryan Singer has confirmed that Anna Paquin was cut from "X-Men: Days of Future Past," she still appears on a collectible Empire magazine cover for the movie.

The "True Blood/X-MEN" star is in character as Rogue on the cover, one of 25 being released for the movie. When asked if that means she'll be appearing after all, the magazine tweets, "For those asking if our Rogue cover means Rogue is in the movie, a definitive statement from Bryan Singer and Simon Kinberg is in the issue."

Don't get your hopes up, though. Rogue was only set to appear in one scene in the film and it "had to go," according to Singer. Chances are promotional materials for "Days of Future Past" were set long before the movie's editing process was done.

In other news, Bryan Singer and Anna Paquin are set to co-chair this year Elton John AIDS Foundation 22nd Annual Academy Awards Viewing Party.

"X-Men: Days of Future Past" is set for theaters May 23.

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