The photo is in no way misleading. Peter Dinklage has apparently been cast in the new X-Men movie…and I’ve never been more excited for the sequel. You may know him as Tyrion Lannister from the wildly popular HBO series, Game of Thrones, and he’s definitely one of the reasons why people tune in. Peter (we were cellmates) has finally been given a role where he could flourish and he was able to steal the spotlight with aplomb on one of the biggest network on television (arguably the biggest right now), so is it any wonder why his Hollywood stock has skyrocketed in the last few years?
Enough gushing though, let’s get into the nitty gritty.
When this news first broke out, a lot people in the media thought he’d be playing a mutant named Puck, a member of Alpha Flight with connections to Wolverine’s past in Canada. However, according to Comicbookmovie, this is what Variety had to say on that subject:
“It is unknown at this time what character Dinklage would be playing but sources have told Variety it would be the main antagonist.”
So not only is he in the new X-Men film, but he’s getting top billing as the main antagonist? In X-Men: First Class, we had Kevin Bacon and now we’re getting Peter Dinklage. I feel Fox is just nailing it with these casting choices.
But who could he be playing? Initially, you can’t help but think of MODOK, the strange half man/half machine character that floats around and talks in third person, but I’m not sure if Fox has the rights to use that character and it seems like a waste for an actor of Peter’s caliber (I think it’d be pretty awesome though). If we stick strictly to the X-Men cast, there’s not too many characters that come to mind, but if they’re just using him for voice over/motion capture purposes, then I think there’s a good chance he could be playing Nimrod, a powerful mutant-hunting Sentinel that was created in an alternate timeline in “Days of Future Past” story line.
It’s a powerful Sentinel with super human durability, regeneration, strength, energy projection, teleportation, and shape-shifting abilities. This is the only thing that makes sense to me right now, but I’d be lying if I said I didn’t want Peter’s likeness showing up in the movie.
Written by Daniel Lee