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UPDATED: Peter Dinklage is the newest member of X-Men: Days of Future Past...as the main villain!

Feb. 15, 2013by:

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UPDATE: Well he's not going to be Puck. Variety is reporting that Peter Dinklage will be the main antagonist for X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST although it is not said who that villain may be. Thoughts? Speculations?

ORIGINAL: While there has been a lot of speculation and rumors to what mutants will be returning for X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST, there hasn't been a lot of information on what new characters we might see. Director Bryan Singer has been busy this week talking about his mega mutant mash-up and it continues today with his tweet that the always awesome Peter Dinklage from Game of Thrones has joined the cast.

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It has not been released who Dinklage may be playing, but based on comments and responses to the tweet the consensus is he may be playing Puck.

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Who the f*ck is Puck you ask? Here is the character origins from Comic Vine:

"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."

Puck has primarily worked with the Canadian based superhero team Alpha Flight but has recently joined the X-Force in the comics. If Peter Dinklage IS Puck, could that mean we might be getting more characters from X-Force and Alpha Flight? And could it open the door for an Alpha Flight or X-Force movie?

Extra Tidbit: I can't wait to see Peter Dinklage kick some ass. Maybe Colossus can return and the two of them can do a variation of the "fastball special." It's not midget tossing if it's a superhero tag-team move.
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6:33AM on 02/16/2013
Hmm Apocalypse, Mr Sinister, Bastion, Bolivar Trask, some random Sentinel... Wait. Maybe Arcade???
Hmm Apocalypse, Mr Sinister, Bastion, Bolivar Trask, some random Sentinel... Wait. Maybe Arcade???
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7:27PM on 02/15/2013
MODOK
MODOK
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2:30PM on 02/15/2013
Bolivar Trask.......
Bolivar Trask.......
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12:34PM on 02/15/2013
Pete will be a legit baddie. I love him as Tyrion in GOT. Master Mold is basically a giant head...look at his picture from above. He's like 40% head. I could also see him as Modoc, Mojo, or even a mocap Ahab (whom is a big part of the original storyline).

I hope the ending of this sequel has the Xmen preventing a future of Sentinels but only to be replaced by an Age of Apocalypse future instead, just like from the series. That would be a great way to go for the third movie.
Pete will be a legit baddie. I love him as Tyrion in GOT. Master Mold is basically a giant head...look at his picture from above. He's like 40% head. I could also see him as Modoc, Mojo, or even a mocap Ahab (whom is a big part of the original storyline).

I hope the ending of this sequel has the Xmen preventing a future of Sentinels but only to be replaced by an Age of Apocalypse future instead, just like from the series. That would be a great way to go for the third movie.
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12:06PM on 02/16/2013
I agree with the idea of Age of Apocalypse. They need a bigger villain than just Magneto and not being accepted by non-mutants in every movie.
I agree with the idea of Age of Apocalypse. They need a bigger villain than just Magneto and not being accepted by non-mutants in every movie.
12:25PM on 02/15/2013
Mojo?
Mojo?
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10:36AM on 02/15/2013
Well, at least it's a confirmed news. Go, Peter!
Well, at least it's a confirmed news. Go, Peter!
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7:42AM on 02/15/2013
Master Mold
Master Mold
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3:41AM on 02/15/2013
Trask. He should be Trask.
Trask. He should be Trask.
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2:22AM on 02/15/2013
Great casting, I am literally nuts over this guy!
Great casting, I am literally nuts over this guy!
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1:33AM on 02/15/2013
MODOK!!!
MODOK!!!
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12:04PM on 02/15/2013
remember I said that first! scroll down and see haha
remember I said that first! scroll down and see haha
9:06PM on 02/15/2013
Yes but people like my post more because I bring the sexy.
Yes but people like my post more because I bring the sexy.
1:14AM on 02/15/2013
Now him as a villain I love. He is very manipulative and confident as shown through his character on Game of Thrones.
Now him as a villain I love. He is very manipulative and confident as shown through his character on Game of Thrones.
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12:32AM on 02/15/2013
CG Dink as Nimrod?
CG Dink as Nimrod?
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12:26AM on 02/15/2013
If I knew him personally I would nickname him "The Dink" and he would think that that name is awesome.
If I knew him personally I would nickname him "The Dink" and he would think that that name is awesome.
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12:10AM on 02/15/2013
The Tiny Avenger?
The Tiny Avenger?
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8:08PM on 02/14/2013
Ok, where to start... Highly doubt he'll be Puck, can't believe all these fanboys are saying they don't know who Puck is? Maybe it's because I'm Canadian but that's surprising. Also I don't think Puck is a mutant, read the description above. Would love to see Alpha Flight (for sentimental reasons probably my favorite comic of all time) on screen one day but I think the only way that would ever happen is if I made the movie and funded it.
Ok, where to start... Highly doubt he'll be Puck, can't believe all these fanboys are saying they don't know who Puck is? Maybe it's because I'm Canadian but that's surprising. Also I don't think Puck is a mutant, read the description above. Would love to see Alpha Flight (for sentimental reasons probably my favorite comic of all time) on screen one day but I think the only way that would ever happen is if I made the movie and funded it.
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7:04PM on 02/14/2013

The consensus is probably wrong

I'm a comic fan and I had to look online to know who Puck was. It is not a popular character and in a movie this crowded, they're not going to add a character nobody asked for, no matter who would be playing it.

Dinklage either plays something related to the Sentinels, the [link] villains, or it's like somebody suggested and he's playing Uatu to help link the multiple timelines involved.
I'm a comic fan and I had to look online to know who Puck was. It is not a popular character and in a movie this crowded, they're not going to add a character nobody asked for, no matter who would be playing it.

Dinklage either plays something related to the Sentinels, the [link] villains, or it's like somebody suggested and he's playing Uatu to help link the multiple timelines involved.
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8:10PM on 02/14/2013
I like where you're going with the Uatu reference... too bad this movie isn't linked to the Marvel Universe or else they could almost have that as a lead into Avengers 2 where Silver Surfer and Galactus are rumoured to make an appearance.
I like where you're going with the Uatu reference... too bad this movie isn't linked to the Marvel Universe or else they could almost have that as a lead into Avengers 2 where Silver Surfer and Galactus are rumoured to make an appearance.
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6:55PM on 02/14/2013
Is he wearing a wig? I love him, but that hair is hilariously bad.
Is he wearing a wig? I love him, but that hair is hilariously bad.
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6:55PM on 02/14/2013
Is he wearing a wig? I love him, but that hair is hilariously bad.
Is he wearing a wig? I love him, but that hair is hilariously bad.
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6:51PM on 02/14/2013
Is he wearing a wig? I love him, but that hair is hilariously bad.
Is he wearing a wig? I love him, but that hair is hilariously bad.
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6:48PM on 02/14/2013
Is he wearing a wig? I love him, but that hair is hilariously bad.
Is he wearing a wig? I love him, but that hair is hilariously bad.
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5:01PM on 02/14/2013
I think it would be awesome if he did the facial mo-cap for Mastermould? Anyone else see what I'm talking about?
I think it would be awesome if he did the facial mo-cap for Mastermould? Anyone else see what I'm talking about?
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4:19PM on 02/14/2013
How awesome would that be if he played a sentinel
How awesome would that be if he played a sentinel
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2:43PM on 02/14/2013
Another mutant? Why is the film trying to cram so many mutants into it? One of the great things about First Class was that it had a nice, tight ensemble cast. We got to know all our mutants intimately and each was enjoyable for what they brought. This film looks like it's trying to create the biggest ensemble cast for a comic movie ever and I get the feeling it will hurt the movie. Did they not learn from X-Men 3? I hope I'm wrong, because I want this to be a fantastic sequel.
Another mutant? Why is the film trying to cram so many mutants into it? One of the great things about First Class was that it had a nice, tight ensemble cast. We got to know all our mutants intimately and each was enjoyable for what they brought. This film looks like it's trying to create the biggest ensemble cast for a comic movie ever and I get the feeling it will hurt the movie. Did they not learn from X-Men 3? I hope I'm wrong, because I want this to be a fantastic sequel.
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1:45PM on 02/14/2013

Is it still supposed to be DOFP?

And here we go a bit further from the original story!!
Beside, as much as I like the man (and I do) it seems Studios think of him EVERY SINGLE TIME a character is supposed to be a dwarf. He's not the only small actor. And for Puck, they need an athlete (mabee one of those dwarfs from Le Clique Du Soleil)
And here we go a bit further from the original story!!
Beside, as much as I like the man (and I do) it seems Studios think of him EVERY SINGLE TIME a character is supposed to be a dwarf. He's not the only small actor. And for Puck, they need an athlete (mabee one of those dwarfs from Le Clique Du Soleil)
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2:40PM on 02/14/2013
Right now, he's the most well known dwarf actor in Hollywood and he's very popular. The only other well known dwarf is Warwick Davis, but with GoT so well known, and Dinklage now so well known for his role in it, it makes sense that they would pick him.
Right now, he's the most well known dwarf actor in Hollywood and he's very popular. The only other well known dwarf is Warwick Davis, but with GoT so well known, and Dinklage now so well known for his role in it, it makes sense that they would pick him.
1:22PM on 02/14/2013
Peter Dinklage is the man!
Peter Dinklage is the man!
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11:05AM on 02/14/2013
It would be funny if he was playing another role, but since puck is a dwarf everyone just assumes. I would much rather see him as M.O.D.O.K
It would be funny if he was playing another role, but since puck is a dwarf everyone just assumes. I would much rather see him as M.O.D.O.K
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11:18AM on 02/14/2013
That's true. He could be Colossus.
That's true. He could be Colossus.
11:53AM on 02/14/2013
lol you never know what they can pull off with CG
lol you never know what they can pull off with CG
11:01AM on 02/14/2013

Riiiiiiiiight...

Much respect to Tyrion, but I don't think "more characters" is going to fix the problem of "crappy script." I'm probably one of the few that did not like First Class, mostly because it pissed all over the characters and had some truly awful acting. Time travel movies are harder to pull off, so I'm not too confident in the quality of the upcoming movie.
Much respect to Tyrion, but I don't think "more characters" is going to fix the problem of "crappy script." I'm probably one of the few that did not like First Class, mostly because it pissed all over the characters and had some truly awful acting. Time travel movies are harder to pull off, so I'm not too confident in the quality of the upcoming movie.
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1:03PM on 02/14/2013
Bingo. Practically hate First Class.
Bingo. Practically hate First Class.
3:39PM on 02/14/2013
Hit me with the negatives all you want, but a decent performance by Fassbender and McAvoy do not make up for everyone else being cardboard cutouts moving through a script that was poorly developed. The sooner people admit that Jennifer Lawrence is only popular for her boobs, the better we will all be.
Hit me with the negatives all you want, but a decent performance by Fassbender and McAvoy do not make up for everyone else being cardboard cutouts moving through a script that was poorly developed. The sooner people admit that Jennifer Lawrence is only popular for her boobs, the better we will all be.
6:28PM on 02/14/2013
Only popular for her boobs? What about her bum? And then of course there's her performance in WINTER'S BONE... that may have something to do with it.
Only popular for her boobs? What about her bum? And then of course there's her performance in WINTER'S BONE... that may have something to do with it.
6:59PM on 02/14/2013
That "boobs" comment is idiotic. She has never shown them and already has 2 Oscar nominations at a very young age. People love her, whether you do or not.
That "boobs" comment is idiotic. She has never shown them and already has 2 Oscar nominations at a very young age. People love her, whether you do or not.
10:25AM on 02/14/2013

It's...

Peter Mother-Fucking Dinklage! I'm just happy he will be in the movie.
Peter Mother-Fucking Dinklage! I'm just happy he will be in the movie.
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10:11AM on 02/14/2013
Eeehhh... this makes me kind of sceptical. Dinklage is the MAN, but I'm sick of mutant overload. And Puck? Really? It will take quite a bit of work to have Dink in action doing everything Puck does convincingly...
Eeehhh... this makes me kind of sceptical. Dinklage is the MAN, but I'm sick of mutant overload. And Puck? Really? It will take quite a bit of work to have Dink in action doing everything Puck does convincingly...
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10:02AM on 02/14/2013
I have a huge crush on Peter Dinklage......and this news just made my day. The Dink can do no wrong!
I have a huge crush on Peter Dinklage......and this news just made my day. The Dink can do no wrong!
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9:44AM on 02/14/2013
There you go Peter!
There you go Peter!
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9:10AM on 02/14/2013

Overload

IMHO, I think Singer is following the same failed path as other superhero movies that have come before. Cram in as many characters from the comics as possible to please fans, leaving narrative and character development behind.
IMHO, I think Singer is following the same failed path as other superhero movies that have come before. Cram in as many characters from the comics as possible to please fans, leaving narrative and character development behind.
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9:08AM on 02/14/2013
Incidentally...with regard to the endless list of characters showing up in this movieI remember this overload thing happening in First Class...this character would be in it...that character would be in it...and general responses of... wicked ... cool...great. Then the movie came and whilst I definitely enjoyed it...most of characters were just Cyclops (X-men 3) throw aways...leaving lots of fans disappointed. Does the studio think comic fans are so desperate to see certain characters on
Incidentally...with regard to the endless list of characters showing up in this movieI remember this overload thing happening in First Class...this character would be in it...that character would be in it...and general responses of... wicked ... cool...great. Then the movie came and whilst I definitely enjoyed it...most of characters were just Cyclops (X-men 3) throw aways...leaving lots of fans disappointed. Does the studio think comic fans are so desperate to see certain characters on screen that it doesnt matter how theyre used or not actually used as the case may be. I still have not gotten over how poorly Dr Freeze, Venom and Gambit were used in their respective movies. Its of no coincidence that in the movie world, weve never heard of them again (Im amazed Bane got a second shot!).
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9:00AM on 02/14/2013
The_Soloist-4 - you sure you're a die hard fan of X-Men? I'm not...and I know of Puck. I didn't know that was his name until now...but I've seen him in the comics my brother used to collect in the 1980's and remember him showing up in the 1990's X-Men cartoons.
The_Soloist-4 - you sure you're a die hard fan of X-Men? I'm not...and I know of Puck. I didn't know that was his name until now...but I've seen him in the comics my brother used to collect in the 1980's and remember him showing up in the 1990's X-Men cartoons.
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1:06PM on 02/14/2013
I discovered them in the XM/AF crossover where both teams were in Asguard.
I discovered them in the XM/AF crossover where both teams were in Asguard.
8:57AM on 02/14/2013
I don't care if he's gonna be the good guy or the bad guy. It's Peter Dinklage!!
I don't care if he's gonna be the good guy or the bad guy. It's Peter Dinklage!!
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8:55AM on 02/14/2013
I'd say it's just as likely that he's playing a non-mutant character.
I'd say it's just as likely that he's playing a non-mutant character.
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8:55AM on 02/14/2013
I don't care if he's gonna be the good guy or the bad guy. It's Peter Dinklage!!
I don't care if he's gonna be the good guy or the bad guy. It's Peter Dinklage!!
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8:37AM on 02/14/2013
puck invariably means Alpha Flight, but Im not sure how I feel about that. AF was always the KMart Canadian version of the XMen and not many of the characters stand out. still, there was enough there that it might get interesting. At least they arent getting an AF movie...right?
puck invariably means Alpha Flight, but Im not sure how I feel about that. AF was always the KMart Canadian version of the XMen and not many of the characters stand out. still, there was enough there that it might get interesting. At least they arent getting an AF movie...right?
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8:20AM on 02/14/2013
He'd make a pretty good Dr Psycho for a Wonder Woman TV show/ movie too!
He'd make a pretty good Dr Psycho for a Wonder Woman TV show/ movie too!
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8:08AM on 02/14/2013
It's good casting, but I have never heard of this character. And I am a die hard fan of X-Men.
It's good casting, but I have never heard of this character. And I am a die hard fan of X-Men.
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8:14AM on 02/14/2013
Not to be a dick, but I'm not sure how you can be a die hard fan of X-Men if you have never heard of this character. He's a predominant character in Alpha Flight, has appeared frequently in numerous x-men comics, and even appeared in a couple episodes of the TV show.
Not to be a dick, but I'm not sure how you can be a die hard fan of X-Men if you have never heard of this character. He's a predominant character in Alpha Flight, has appeared frequently in numerous x-men comics, and even appeared in a couple episodes of the TV show.
8:57AM on 02/14/2013
I think Puck is in Alpha Flight team and made one starring episode in early 1990s X-Men animated series. Season 3, I think.
I think Puck is in Alpha Flight team and made one starring episode in early 1990s X-Men animated series. Season 3, I think.
8:57AM on 02/14/2013
I think Puck is in Alpha Flight team and made one starring episode in early 1990s X-Men animated series. Season 3, I think.
I think Puck is in Alpha Flight team and made one starring episode in early 1990s X-Men animated series. Season 3, I think.
11:02AM on 02/14/2013
I've never read ONE X-men comic book, only seen the TV show and I know this guy from that one episode (plus Shaman, Sasquatch, North Star....)
I've never read ONE X-men comic book, only seen the TV show and I know this guy from that one episode (plus Shaman, Sasquatch, North Star....)
12:45PM on 02/14/2013
You set yourself up for a fall on this one I'm afraid
You set yourself up for a fall on this one I'm afraid
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