Peter Dinklage Joins X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST

     February 13, 2013

peter dinklage x men days of future past slice

Bryan Singer is active this week, revealing plenty about X-Men: Days of Future Past, the sequel that takes place 11 years after First Class.  He teased an all-CG character and the significance of Richard Nixon in the story.  Now singer has tweeted an exciting piece of casting: Peter Dinklage will join the ensemble alongside Michael Fassbender, James McAvoyNicholas Hoult, Jennifer Lawrence, Ian McKellan, Patrick Stewart, Hugh Jackman and more from the X-Men repertory.

I don’t know the X-Men comics well, but the responses to Singer’s tweet tell me that Dinklage will likely play Puck.  Hit the jump for more on the character.

Comic Vine has this origin story for Puck:

puck x men days of future past

Born in the early 1900’s, Eugene Milton Judd, or just “Judd” to his friends, was a soldier of fortune who traveled the world, having adventures. On one of these early adventures, he attempted to attain the ‘Black Blade of Raazer”, a mystical blade which, unbeknownst to Judd, contained the spirit of an evil being named Raazer. Upon accidentally releasing Raazer, Judd found the only way to defeat him was to absorb the spirit of Raazer into his body. This had the effect of changing the seven-foot Judd into a 3’6″ dwarf, although he retained the full strength and agility of the formerly giant bullfighter and athlete; the demon’s presence also stopped him from aging. Containing the evil being also caused Judd great pain on a constant basis.

Judd had a long life of adventuring, as both a soldier of fortune and a spy and has dealt with many costumed operatives during World War II and since. He became close friends with Wolverine during the war, and the two have remained close to this day.

I apologize if this is insensitive but I would very much like to see the seven-foot version of Dinklage.

Puck is a key member of Alpha Flight, which according to Wikipedia is “noted for being ‘Canada’s answer to the Avengers.’ ”  Beyond the height profiling, Puck is a likely casting option because Fox would surely love to get their foot in the door for any franchisable version of the Avengers.

X-Men: Days of Future Past opens July 18, 2014.

Around The Web

Latest News

Cary Fukunaga Will Not Direct Stephen King’s IT for New Line

Reasons ranging from the poor box office take of 'Poltergeist' to plain old budget cuts have been cited.

3 New ANT-MAN Images Size up Paul Rudd, Michael Doulgas, and Evanelinge Lilly

Marvel’s next film is less than two months away.

9 Movies You Forgot Were Scored by Hans Zimmer

One of the best composers of our time has a resume that's both extensive and versatile, ranging from 'Cool Runnings' to 'Mission: Impossible 2'.

FANTASTIC FOUR International Trailer Brings New Footage; Josh Trank Denies Reshoot Rumors

The director takes to social media to debunk troubled word on the upcoming blockbuster.

More THE MARTIAN Images Feature Matt Damon Surviving Ridley Scott’s Red Planet

The upcoming film also stars Jessica Chastain, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Kristen Wiig, and Jeff Daniels.

DHEEPAN Review | Cannes 2015

Jacques Audiard's latest film won the Palme d'Or at this year's Cannes Film Festival.

Bad Weekend: The Last 10 Memorial Day Movies, Ranked

It turns out most Memorial Day movies aren’t very good.

AMY Review | Cannes 2015

Asif Kapadia's ('Senna') documentary is a biography of sorts, but also an incredible tribute to her as an artist.

Cannes 2015 Winners: Rooney Mara Best Actress, DHEEPAN the Palme d’Or, More

This year's Cannes jury includes Guillermo del Toro, Jake Gyllenhaal, and Sienna Miller, and is headed up by Joel and Ethan Coen. What were their favorites of the fest?

CHRONIC Review | Cannes 2015

Michel Franco’s 'Chronic' stars Tim Roth as a homecare nurse who gets too involved with his patients.

Page 1 of 3,96312345...102030...Last »