Director Bryan Singer told Deadline yesterday that Emmy-winning actor Peter Dinklage will play a “key role” in X-Men: Second Class Days Of Future Past. This is, of course, great news for the spiffily dressed but not terribly interesting Mad Men mutants. Fans of Game of Thrones, Elf, 30 Rock, and The Station Agent have long known that Dinklage brings intelligence, gravity, and a scary-sharp wit to every production. In fact, I’d go so far as to declare that Dinklage is such a valuable asset every tentpole this year should add him to its cast. The Words of Peter need to spread far and wide.
Prepare for a double dose of mutant powers: The X-Men of the past and future will collide in Bryan Singer's forthcoming sequel X-Men: Days of Future Past, which will bring Patrick Stewart's Professor X and Ian McKellen's Magneto together with their X-Men: First Class counterparts James McAvoy and Michael Fassbender in the same film, Singer announced today.
The most interesting part of Bryan Singer's return to the X-Men franchise he helped launch is that in directing X-Men: Days Of Future Past," the sequel to Matthew Vaughn's 1962-set prequel X-Men: First Class, he'll have helmed films in different sub-series timelines within the same franchise.