Wednesday night, Bryan Singer dropped another casting bombshell. The director revealed that Game of Thrones star Peter Dinklage has joined the cast of X-Men: Days of Future Past. He says he's "very very excited" about his addition to the lineup.
The good news is Dinklage has signed on. The bad news is we have no idea who he'll play. Singer made sure to leave out that important piece of information. Fans are speculating that he could be Puck, aka Eugene Milton Judd.
According to 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 was also a member of Alpha Flight and a good friend of Wolverine. The character seems like the obvious choice for Dinklage. But who knows what Singer has in mind? Production on Days of Future Past is slated to start April 15 in Montreal. The film hits theaters July 18, 2014.