Game of Thrones’ Peter Dinklage Will Menace X-Men: Days of Future Past (UPDATED)

Peter Dinklage in GAME OF THRONES

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As he is wont to do, director Bryan Singer has announced the casting of “Game of Thrones” actor and all-around badass Peter Dinklage as the latest castmember of “X-Men: Days of Future Past”.

Singer neglects to tell us what role Dinklage is playing in the movie, but we do know that “X-Men: Days of Future Past” will be based on an ’80s “X-Men” comics story arc that involves time travel, but more importantly for 20th Century Fox, will facilitate the merging of Singer’s “X-Men” franchise with Matthew Vaughn’s “X-Men: First Class”.

Off the top of my head, the only height-challenged Marvel comic book character I can even think of is Puck from Alpha Flight, the Canadian superhero group, but does Alpha Flight show up in the “Days of Future Past” storyline? Let me know, comic book fans.

Of course, there’s no law that says Dinklage has to play a character that he, well, physically resembles. (I’m trying very hard to be PC here.) The guy is a great actor, after all.


UPDATE

Variety reports that Dinklage will play the main villain in “DOFP”. The trade doesn’t know the name of the character, but does know that it will be the “main antagonist” of the superhero sequel.


UPDATE #2

According to MTV, an anonymous (but reliable, they say) source tells them that Dinklage will play a man name Bolivar Trask.

Trask, we’re told, is the creator of the Sentinels, the giant mutant-hunting robots that will menace the X-men in the dire future that our heroes are trying to prevent (this is where the film’s time-travel plot comes in). The character has a convoluted storyline and history (all Marvel comic book characters do, it’s the result of LOTS of writers tackling their own ideas over the decades) but the takeaway is that he’s the man behind the Sentinels, who are these guys:

Sentinels in X-Men Comic Book



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  • Juggernaut

    WTF!!! This is why I hate FOX! There were a number of better choices listed in these comments alone and yet they make him Bolivar Trask!!! The two franchises are supposed to be linked in this film. Did they forget that we have already seen Bolivar Trask in X-Men: The Last Stand?! And in that appearance he was a large, african american man in his late 50′s!!! UGH!!! This is soooooo annoying to me.

    • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Dedpool

      Well if this movie erases the events of Last Stand it could work. Or he could have been a stand in, so people never knew the real Bolivar Trask was a little dwarf. And Bolivar Traks could BECOME the AI for Master Mold.

      • Juggernaut

        I guess the stand in angle could work but it is a stretch. As for this film earasing the events of The Last Stand, that still wouldn’t make Trask turn from a large, black, middle aged man into a white dwarf. It is utterly ridiculous.

        • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Dedpool

          It’s comics! Lol. I got it. Black Bolivar is Lil Bolivar’s son! There you go problem solved. Lol

          • Juggernaut

            Adoption=win!

          • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Dedpool

            Dedpool=genius! LoL

        • X_p

          also…nick fury used to be white…
          hasselhoff even played him in a prequel to avengers lol

  • Juggernaut

    They should have either had Bill Duke reprise his role or, If they were going for a younger Trask, gotten Michael B. Jordan (Chronicle, The Wire, Parenthood, Friday Night Lights) for the job.