The Wolverine screenwriter Mark Bomback has revealed that an early draft of the film’s screenplay featured X-Men team member Rogue.
The scribe said that he wanted to include the mutant - played by Anna Paquin in the original X-Men trilogy - in the story, but scrapped the idea when her involvement became problematic.
“I was trying to do something with Rogue in the script. I even had a set of ideas that the old man [Yashida] possessed a version of Rogue’s power and that was going to be indicated by a white stripe in his hair,” he told CreativeScreenwriting.com.
“Eventually it became very goofy, and I threw it out because I started realizing throughout the script that it became more problematic than cool.”
That’s too bad, I think that would have been cool. Logan and Rogue were the first two mutants we ever saw in the current X-Men franchise and they definitely had formed a bond of friendship that has never been fully explored.
Ahh, what might have been. Oh well.