Peter Dinklage Joins The Cast Of 'X-Men: Days Of Future Past'
We've got to hand it to "X-Men: Days of Future Past" director Bryan Singer, because the guy sure knows how to surround himself with serious talent. First he went and brought back original "X-Men" trilogy stars Ian McKellen, Patrick Stewart, Hugh Jackman and Ellen Page for his time travel epic. Then he signed up "X-Men: First Class" leads Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult, James McAvoy and Michael Fassbender. And now?
Singer made the announcement on Twitter late last night, saying "Officially like to welcome #PeterDinklage from #GameOfThrones to #XMEN #DaysofFuturePast Very very excited!"
That, of course, set off an instant storm of speculation over just who Dinklage will be playing. With most of the X-Men already cast, most fans are hoping Dinklage will instead be playing the diminutive adventurer Puck, who in the comics is a member of the Canadian superhero team Alpha Flight and who has a long history with Jackman's Wolverine.
However, with two full teams of X-Men already set to appear in the film, adding Alpha Flight to the mix might just be overkill. Our best guess if Dinklage isn't Puck: A replacement for Sen. Robert Kelly, who in the comics plays a major role in the "Days of Future Past" storyline but who, in the movies, has already been killed off (he's the anti-mutant congressman who gets mutated into a glob of jelly in the first "X-Men" film).
Whatever the case, though, one thing is sure: We can't wait for July 18, 2014 to get here.
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