"X-Men: Days Of Future Past" isn't an all-star romantic comedy, though you'd be forgiven for thinking so simply by looking at the assembled cast.
On Wednesday evening, director Bryan Singer announced that "Game of Thrones" star Peter Dinklage had joined the latest "X-Men" film, playing an undisclosed role. (Singer's news was reported one minute earlier by Deadline.com.) Internet speculation has Dinklage perhaps playing Puck, a member of Alpha Flight. (Find out more about that superhero supergroup by clicking here.)
Dinklage joins a cast that already includes Hugh Jackman, Ian McKellen, Patrick Stewart, Ellen Page, Anna Paquin, Michael Fassbender, James McAvoy, Jennifer Lawrence and Nicholas Hoult; "X-Men" stars like Halle Berry and Alan Cumming could also appear.
"I don't know. We'll see," Singer told HuffPost Entertainment when asked about Cumming's involvement. "You know ... we'll see."
The sequel to "X-Men: First Class" brings together two generations of X-Men stars -- Fassbender and McAvoy play young versions of Magneto and Professor X, the characters McKellen and Stewart famously brought to life -- but don't think Jackman will get the short shrift. The once and future Wolverine -- who stars in this June's "The Wolverine" -- will have a significant role in "X-Men: Days of Future Past." From a recent THR cover story on Jackman:
"I first heard about it around October or November ," he notes. "I was literally finishing The Wolverine and dreaming about lasagna, and about three weeks before the end, they told me." The role was large and reunited him with many of the original cast. "There was no way I was not going to be part of that." He says he still has not read a finished screenplay, however, and has seen only a synopsis of about eight pages.
Exciting. "X-Men: Days of Future Past" is due out in theaters in 2014, where it will compete with, among other blockbusters, a new "Star Wars" film.
For more on Jackman, hit THR. More on Dinklage's casting can be found at Deadline.com.
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