Peter Dinklage to Play Villain in X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST
So far, the cast for Bryan Singer’s comeback to the X-Men franchise, X-Men: Days of Future Past, is flat out incredible. Yesterday, Bryan Singer & Co. have added a piece to the cast that will only make it stronger – Emmy award winner Peter Dinklage (Game of Thrones). Initial rumors may have suggested that Dinklage would be joining the film, but Variety has confirmed that he will be playing the villain. Hit the jump to read more.
X-Men: Days of Future Past is director Byan Singer’s return to the X-Men franchise. The all-star cast includes James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult, Ian McKellen, Patrick Stewart, Anna Paquin, Ellen Page, Shawn Ashmore, Hugh Jackman, and Peter Dinklage. The film hits the big screen on July 18th, 2014.
According to Variety, many sources have reported that Dinklage will be cast as the “main antagonist” in the film. As far as who that may be specifically is still up in the air. Director Bryan Singer announced the casting via his Twitter account:
Officially like to welcome #PeterDinklage from #GameOfThrones to #XMEN #DaysOfFuturePast Very very excited!
In calling Dinklage the “main antagonist,” is Variety suggesting that there will be more than one villain? Days of Future Past is based on the 1981 comic Uncanny X-Men. The film will include characters from First Class as well as future versions of the characters. Comic book writer and creative consultant for Fox’s Marvel properties Mark Millar has recently said that the Sentinels will play a big role in the upcoming film (via SFX):
I don’t really want to give too much away but the Sentinels are a big feature of this story. They will be cool and this will deliver on all of the teasers. We’ve all been waiting for this ever since X-Men: The Last Stand showed us one of their heads. Now it is finally coming, and we only have to pay ten quid to see it in the cinema whereas they’re having to pay $100 million to deliver it. So I’m delighted [laughs].
I can’t wait to hear more information as it unravels. Who do you think Dinklage will play?