Comic book fans have been scratching their heads ever since Bryan Singer announced Peter Dinklage would be starring in X-Men: Days of Future Past. Some fans thought he would be playing Alpha Flight member Puck, but that was debunked after it was revealed he is a villain. Fans then thought he would be voicing a CG character, but Singer shot down that theory as well.
Singer told IGN: “He’s not going to be a CGI character. He’ll be himself. Not that he’ll be playing Peter Dinklage, he’ll be playing this character. It’s not a shy character. He’s just such a phenomenal actor; I’m a huge fan of Peter’s and Game of Thrones. He was my first choice and I was really happy [about the casting]. It’s so funny to talk to him because he does that impeccable accent [on Game of Thrones] and then you talk to him and he’s this guy from New Jersey.”
There are no small characters in the original Days of Future Past story. The present day X-Men team consists of Wolverine, Storm, Angel, Nightcrawler, Sprite, and Colossus. The Brotherhood of Evil Mutants consists of: The Blob, Mystique, Pyro, Avalanche and Destiny. There aren’t even any small villains in any of the stories leading up to or immediately following X-Men issues 141 or 142. And as for Puck, he wasn’t even on Alpha Flight when Wolverine goes back to Canada in issue 139.
I’m just assuming Dinklage is going to play a new unknown character created for the movie, or Singer has decided to change the look of an already established villain. Maybe he’s introducing someone we never saw from the alternate future. Singer is going to have to use a lot of creative license since the original story only took place in two issues. So anything is possible, especially since the movie takes place in the present and future.
One rumor is Dinklage will be playing Modok, but that doesn’t make much sense since Modok is more of an Avengers villain. Another, and most likely theory, is he has been cast to play Bolivar Trask, the inventor of the Sentinels.
There doesn’t leave a lot of villains to choose from if Dinklage’s character is going to be based on height. How about Wild Child from Age of Apocalypse, or maybe Leech as a villain? It doesn’t really matter who Dinklage is playing, as long as Singer and team do a great job with one of the most popular X-Men stories ever written us comic book fans will be happy.