Director Bryan Singer has announced that Game of Thrones star Peter Dinklage has joined the cast of his upcoming superhero sequel X-Men: Days of Future Past. He shared the news with all of his followers on Twitter.
The actor's role has not been confirmed, but most fans are speculating that he will play Puck, the dwarf member of Canadian superhero team Alpha Flight. It is not clear if 20th Century Fox holds the rights to Alpha Flight or its characters. The members have close ties to Wolverine, who is also Canadian, and they are said to be that country's answer to Marvel's The Avengers.
It should be noted that Puck, real name Eugene Milton Judd, was not a mutant, but a regular man with extraordinary fighting and acrobatic skills. It was later revealed that he had a demon living inside of him that gave him mystical powers, and caused him great pain. Alpha Flight doesn't play a major role in the original X-Men: Days of Future Past comic book storyline. Is it possible that he is going to simply cameo as Puck in the ultimate Mutant showdown? Is 20th Century Fox gearing up for an Alpha Flight movie?
In further speculation, Bryan Singer recently announced that one of the characters in this Mutant adventure would be fully CGI, which has lead some to believe that Peter Dinklage may be playing this charcter via Mo-Cap, and will not be playing one of Marvel's few dwarf characters.