Anna Paquin has been cut from the upcoming X-Men movie due to time constraints.

The 31-year-old star, who was set to reprise her role as Marie and her alter ego Rogue in X-Men: Days of Future Past, will no longer appear in the final cut of the movie.

Speaking to Entertainment Weekly, director Bryan Singer said: "Through the editing process, the sequence became extraneous. It's a really good sequence and it will probably end up on the DVD so people can see it.

"But like many things in the editing process, it was an embarrassment of riches and it was just one of the things that had to go."

Singer added: "Unfortunately, it was the one and only sequence Anna Paquin was in, the Rogue character was in. Even though she's in the materials and part of the process of making the film, she won't appear in it."