Peter Dinklage Joins X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST

     February 13, 2013

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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:

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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.

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  • Brianabraham520

    Peter Dinklage will be playing a mini-me version of Wolverine. Minirine

  • Tyler

    They sure as hell better come up with a different suit, because I am not watching that suit in 3D.

  • Nate H

    The more characters Singer adds to this film, the more worried I get that it will be like the utter crap that X3 was. Singer was successful with X-Men and X2, but this just worries me. Why do you need so many characters? I know it’s Days of Future Past, but part of what made First Class good was that no one from the other films was involved. I don’t need any X3 reminders. His last superhero film, Superman Returns, was horrendous, but I guess we’ll see…

  • Jon

    Why?????? Mark my words this movie will be shit

  • Kevin

    I don’t know much about Days of Future Past other than it involves time travel and has Wolverine protecting Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler on the cover, but I’ve heard its one of the better comic stories out there. Still, this whole thing seems like too much. First Class was something of a period piece that felt at least slightly grounded and realistic, so it’s weird to see it suddenly jump headfirst into time travel, alternate dimensions, and little gimp bowling balls named “Puck.” Like I said, the basis for this movie is supposedly good, and Bryan Singer seems like a competent director, but I can’t help but feel that this is Fox’s attempt to cash in on the Avengers by creating their own epic, but without any of the build-up.

  • Mello Mastikan

    Marvelous news!

  • Bruce LeeRoy

    This film is getting crowded. Somehow I think he I making up for superman. I’ll judge when I see the over all look.

  • Matt

    He could be Nixon.

  • Grayden

    slowly my excitement and faith in this film is draining away. If Singer continues to build the largest cast seen since ‘The 10 Commandments’, then I’m pretty sure this is either going to be a 3 hour movie, or complete shit.

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  • nom79

    If Dinklage is on board to play Puck, why is he on board to play Puck?

    They haven’t done anything right with the X-Men franchise and they want to set up events for an Alpha Flight series? So the new trend now for Hollywood is super-hero teams instead of individual super-hero films. Not sure if this is going in the right direction. Focus on your repairs instead of introducing a new model. Just my opinion.

  • Bob

    Awesome news. Guys a great actor and is in my Top 2 Favorite characters in Game of Thrones.

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  • edward

    I think he’ll be Arcade ( that li’ll bastard! ) looks like him with the red hair .

  • Trumpet Man Gun

    I’d love to pair a 7-foot Dinklage Puck with Dwight Howard…what a fearsome front line that’d give the Lake Show!

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