A day after Peter Dinklage was confirmed for X-Men: Days of Future Past, word has come he’ll be playing the villain in what director Bryan Singer is calling “the biggest movie I’ve ever made.” After word broke the previous day and with no commitment on who Dinklage was actually playing, fan speculation went towards Puck, a strapping adventurer who found his physical stature shrunk by mystical forces — making him smaller, but no less of a forceful fighter (then there is the whole rights issues, as others like EW pondered if Twentieth Century Fox actually controlled any of the characters from the Alpha Flight series, where Puck appeared) EW adds that “he did have various adventures alongside the X-Men team, so it very well could count.”
But even though today word came he is the villain, according to Variety, he’s listed as the “main antagonist.” Beyond the Sentinels appearing, nothing else is much known -beyond what was seen in the two-part comic from the early 1980s. Theoretically, and because it’s assumed Singer will take some liberties with the story, Dinklage could be playing any number of bad guys in the X-Men universe.
Meanwhile, Singer has confirmed filming begins in April 15 in Toronto and will continue through at least early October. He also says: “Part of it takes place in the 1970s. And Richard Nixon’s in it, that’ll be an interesting casting choice. There’ll also be some more science-fiction-type aspects to the story and, without giving it away, some technology that we haven’t seen yet in the X-Men universe.”
And it’ll be shot in 3D.
X-Men: Days of Future Past will open July 18, 2014.