Earlier this week it was announced that ”Game of Thrones’ actor Peter Dinklage has joined the cast of Bryan Singer’s upcoming X-Men epic, X-Men: Days of Future Past. Immediately fans thought Dinklage would be playing Alpha Flight member “Puck” but, as it was confirmed yesterday, the actor has been cast as the film’s primary antagonist. This leaves open a lot of possibilities about which character the actor is playing.
Today, MTV Geek is reporting that a source of theirs claims Dinklage has been cast as Bolivar Trask, the creator of the mutant-hunting Sentintels. This is by no means a confirmation on the actor’s role, so treat this as a rumor for now. If true, it does present a few problems for director Bryan Singer (who claims to be using “Days of Future Past” as a way to “fix” the continuity of the X-Men films) because Trask appeared in X-Men: The Last Stand, played by actor Bill Duke. Check back here for confirmation on the casting as it is released.
X-Men: Days of Future Past features a script by Simon Kinberg and is said to be inspired by Chris Claremont and John Byrne’s comic book storyline that ran in “Uncanny X-Men” #141 and 142 back in 1981. “Days of Future Past” introduced the idea of an alternate future for Marvel’s mutants that grew out of the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants killing an important senator, leading to a future where all mutants are hunted by Sentinels.