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X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST (2014): Peter Dinklage Cast, Singer’s Scope

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Peter Dinklage cast in X-Men Days of Future Past. The casting of Peter Dinklage in X-Men: Days Of Future Past (2014) raises more questions than it answers about the Bryan Singer directed film. Peter Dinklage’s role in the film is undisclosed at this point. There is some speculation that Dinklage will portray Alpha Flight team member Puck / Eugene Milton Judd. Remember, “Alpha Flight’s name can be seen in X2: X-Men United on the computer when Mystique hacks into Stryker’s computer.”

Bryan Singer confirmed Peter Dinklage via Twitter:

Officially like to welcome #PeterDinklage from #GameOfThrones to #XMEN #DaysofFuturePast Very very excited!

— Bryan Singer (@BryanSinger) February 14, 2013

X-Men: Days Of Future Past also stars Anna Paquin, Ellen Page, Shawn Ashmore (written about here: X-Men: Days Of Future Past (2014): Anna Paquin, Ellen Page, Shawn Ashmore Returning), Hugh Jackman (written about here: Hugh Jackman cast in X-Men: Days Of Future Past), Ian McKellen, Patrick Stewart (written about here: Ian McKellen Patrick Stewart cast in X-Men: Days Of Future Past), Michael Fassbender, James McAvoy, Jennifer Lawrence, and Nicholas Hoult.

On when X-Men: Days Of Future Past begins shooting, Bryan Singer had this to say: “I start shooting April 15th in Montreal, probably until October.”

On when part of X-Men: Days Of Future Past takes place and what historical figure will show up there:

Part of it takes place in the 1970s. And Richard Nixon’s in it, that’ll be an interesting casting choice…There’ll also be some more science-fiction-type aspects to the story and, without giving it away, some technology that we haven’t seen yet in the X-Men universe.

On the themes that will be represented in the film:

This movie will also deal with destiny, the choices we made, the people we were– how the people we were when we were young affects the world we have to live in in the future, and what if we could go back and change that.

On Nightcrawler (Alan Cumming)’s reappearance to the X-Men series in X-Men: Days Of Future Past:

Singer [said] he wasn’t sure if Alan Cumming would be coming back as Nightcrawler, because he wasn’t even sure the character is going to be in the movie. “I’m still, you know — there are certain aspects of the script that I’m still toying with,” he said.

X-Men: Days Of Future Past‘s plot synopsis: based on Days of Future Past storyline from 1981’s Uncanny X-Men, “The storyline alternates between present day, in which the X-Men fight Mystique’s Brotherhood of Evil Mutants, and a future timeline caused by the X-Men’s failure to prevent the Brotherhood from assassinating Senator Robert Kelly. In this future universe, Sentinels rule the United States, and mutants live in internment camps. The present-day X-Men are forewarned of the possible future by a future version of their teammate Kitty Pryde, whose mind traveled back in time and possessed her younger self to warn the X-Men.”

Leave your thoughts on Peter Dinklage joining X-Men: Days of Future Past and what Bryan Singer had to say about the film below in the comments section. For more X-Men: Days of Future Past photos, videos, and information, visit our X-Men Page, subscribe to us by Email, follow us on Twitter or on Facebook. X-Men: Days of Future Past will be released in US theaters through 20th Century Fox in 2D and 3D on July 18, 2014.

Source: Collider, Cinema Blend, MTV, Slashfilm, FirstshowingThehuffingtonpost


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