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Peter Dinklage joins X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST

Posted on February 14, 2013 at 8:39 am by David "Snackbar" Edmundson


We’re going to start calling Bryan Singer the anti-J.J. Abrams. He has been supplying us with all sorts of juicy tidbits to get us excited for X-Men: Days of Future Past. Today is no different, Singer has tweeted an exciting piece of casting: Peter Dinklage (Game of Thrones) will join the already amazing cast of Michael Fassbender, James McAvoy, Nicholas Hoult, Jennifer Lawrence, Ian McKellan, Patrick Stewart, Hugh Jackman and more from the X-Men roster. It’s hazy, but it appears that Dinklage will play Puck, a member of Alpha Flight (Canada’s answer to the Avengers).

For those unfamiliar with Puck, here is a breif rundown compliments of Comic Vine;

Puck_Eugene_JuddBorn 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.

Just when you thought the cast couldn’t get any better, Singer surprises us all and does this. Dinklage’s portrayal of Tyrion Lannister has garnered him numerous awards, and the adoration of fans the world over. His mix of humor and charisma should suit him well, and now we can all cross our fingers for an Alpha Flight movie… or maybe not.

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    • Jessica

      Dude, you mean Peter Dinklage.

    • I did. Sorry for the confusion. Justin will be giving me a thorough and public flogging at mid-say. Snacks and refreshments to follow.

    • thejerd

      Peter Dinklage is one of my favorite actors… I just can't see why Puck would be in this story. =/

      • Think of it like Scooby Doo. After the X-Men take down a sentinel, he will come out from the rubble and say, "I would have pulled it off it wasn't for you blasted kids!"

        • thejerd

          As long as it isn't some sort of Thunder-Dome "Master Blaster" thing where he is piloting a Sentinel I gues I would be okay with it…

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