I won’t lie: I’m
not exactly thrilled to have Bryan Singer back for another round of screwing things up with X-Men: Days of Future Past. Even so, at least he’ll have an incredible cast with which to work. Jennifer Lawrence, Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen… and now Peter Dinklage. That’s right! Everyone’s favorite Lannister on Game of Thrones has just joined what’s already an impressive lineup. Not to typecast or anything, but the rather obvious Internet scuttlebutt is that Dinklage might just be playing a rather obvious member of Alpha Flight.
That’s Puck, for those that don’t exactly follow Marvel continuity in any real way. The man’s a really short acrobat, for reasons that are too silly to explain here. If Singer and the rest decide to go the stereotypical route, Puck’s the most logical choice. That doesn’t mean that Dinklage won’t just show up as another amazing character that just so happens to also be his size.
Here’s Puck, for reference:
And here’s an inverted picture of Peter Dinklage, just to compare:
For my part, I’d love to see Dinklage play a character that was incidentally his size rather than having them somehow shoehorn Puck into the movie.
Corrections: The original article confused Bryan Singer for the director of X-Men: The Last Stand for some reason. Mea culpa.
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