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

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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" 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.

Among the others getting their own cover is "Game of Thrones" star Peter Dinklage, who plays the movie's villain Bolivar Trask. You can see his cover below.

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

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