[dropcap]P[/dropcap]eter Dinklage has officially signed up for a part in Bryan Singer’s X-Men: Days of Future Past. The actor has shot to fame in the last year or so due to the ever-growing popularity of HBO series Game of Thrones, in which he plays the much admired Tyrion, wise-cracking dwarf and member of the formidable House Lannister.
It was rumoured that Dinklage would be playing a CGI character that Singer has previously mentioned, but the director has now confirmed that this will not be the case:
“He’s not going to be a CGI character, he’ll be himself,” said Singer, in an interview with IGN. “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 Games of Thrones.”
It is now thought that Dinklage will be playing the main villain in the movie, which will involve the X-Men travelling back in time in order to change a major historical event. Starring alongside Dinklage will be erstwhile members of the X-Men cast both young and old, including Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult, James McAvoy and Michael Fassbender from the ‘young’ camp, and oldies-but-goldies Ian McKellen, Patrick Stewart, Hugh Jackman and Anna Paquin (cameos from Halle Berry (Storm) and James Marsden (Cyclops) are also rumoured).
The movie won’t be hitting UK screens until July 2014, but with such a stellar cast list, we’re betting it’ll be worth the wait. In the meantime, we’ll be settling in to watch Peter Dinklage act up a storm as Tyrion Lannister in the third season of Game of Thrones, which will start to air at the end of March 2013.