Peter Dinklage Latest to Join the 'X-Men: Days of Future Past' Cast
But who exactly will he be playing? We're excited to confirm that Bryan Singer has cast "Game of Thrones" Golden Globe-winning actor Peter Dinklage in a role in his upcoming X-Men: Days of Future Past movie. Singer is going all out pulling back as many of the original cast members as he can, building up an epic movie that involves time travel and much more. He took to twitter (@BryanSinger) to confirm that Dinklage is on-board and that he's "very very excited" to work with him. As we covered yesterday, shooting starts in April, and Singer is finishing up casting and pre-production decisions over these next few months.
— Bryan Singer (@BryanSinger) February 14, 2013
Bryan Singer's tweet only revealed that Dinklage has been cast, so what character might he be playing in X-Men: Days of Future Past? A couple of sites have taken a crack at figuring out what X-Men he'll play. For example, The Playlist considers: "Could he be Puck, featured in the Alpha Flight storyline? Or maybe Singer is rebooting Toad?" Obviously Puck seems to be the most popular pick so far, but there's an entire movie with any number of roles that he could fit. He's actually a very versatile actor, and I'm curious to see how he fits in. We'll let you know as soon as anyone figures out who he is, in the meantime, let the discussion begin!
Update: Well, this may stir up the pot a bit. The report on Variety by Justin Kroll about Dinklage's casting adds that he's going to play the villain in Singer's Days of Future Past. Say what? Here's all they say: "In it is unknown at this time what character Dinklage would be playing but sources have told Variety it would be the main antagonist." So that definitely rules out Puck, but then again, anything could happen. This is an interesting development and should keep everyone guessing until they reveal who he is going to be playing.