It was only yesterday that we found out Peter Dinklage was joining the cast of “X-Men: Days of Future Past”. So of course today all that is outdated. Today it seems he will be playing a villain. At least that’s according to Variety, which is reporting that the Game of Thrones actor will be taking on the role of the “main antagonist” in the superhero sequel.
So which villain will Dinklage be playing? Since no such details were provided in the Variety article, let the speculation begin.
One possibility that is often mentioned is that of Dr. Bolivar Trask, creator of the mutant-hunting robots known as Sentinels who serve as the central villains in the “Days of Future Past” comic-book storyline by Chris Claremont and John Byrne. It’s worth noting that actor Bill Duke played that role in Brett Ratner’s “X-Men: The Last Stand,” yes I hate bringing up that movie. Dinklage would essentially be taking over the part if the theory proves correct. Not really a big deal. I also think it’s kind of a waste of such talent.
I for one wish they go a little more extreme for such a great actor. Remember Singer said he was thinking about a full CG character? What if Dinklage was Mr. Sinister? Or even crazier, someone who should have been on screen already, Apocalypse? With the time travel element it would be a shame not to bring in Apocalypse and perhaps hint at Cable? Singer said that this would be his biggest movie ever. That would do it for me. What do you guys think? Or who would you want to see Dinklage play?
“X-Men: Days of Future Past” is slated for release on July 18, 2014.