Peter Dinklage joins Michael Fassbender, James McAvoy in ‘X-Men’ sequel

I don’t remember Valentine’s Day being this dong-drought-y last year. I’ve been itching for an excuse to write about any of my Forever Dongs today, and this is probably the most perfect excuse I’m ever going to get. You know how the sequel to X-Men: First Class is moving full speed ahead, and Michael Fassbender, James McAvoy, Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart have all signed on for X-Men: Days of Future Past? Well, it’s ON in case you didn’t know, and I think filming will begin in a month or two. Casting news has been dripping out steadily over the past month, and then yesterday this happened:

[Via Bryan Singer’s Twitter]

There’s still no official word on which character Dinklage will be playing, but there are some theories. EW thinks the best bet is Puck, “ a strapping adventurer who found his physical stature shrunk by mystical forces — making him smaller, but no less of a forceful fighter.” There’s also some theory that he could be playing “MODOK” who is some kind of villain. What does it matter? The Dinklage simply makes everything more awesome, and this was already going to be an awesome movie so SQUEEEE!!!!

So far the cast of X-Men: Days of Future Past includes: Michael Fassbender, James McAvoy, Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult, Hugh Jackman, Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart. Shall we have some photos? Let’s have some photos!!!

Photos courtesy of and WENN.

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  1. Amanda says:

    YAASSS!!! Dinklage is the BEST, y’all!!

    • Amanda says:

      He is such an incredible actor!! His character’s private scenes with Shae in Game of Thrones have brought me to tears before, and I’m maybe the least mushy romance person ever. I don’t feel anything at all when I see onscreen love stories, could care less about Twilight/The Notebook/Titanic/The Vow blah blah blah, but the look on his face when he asks Shae if she’s going to leave him makes me tear up just thinking about it.

      • Amanda says:

        Forgot to mention how excited I also am that January Jones won’t be in the sequel. My cat could have played a better Emma Frost! Seems they traded a terrible actor for a great one.

  2. Devon says:

    I squealed this morning when I saw the casting announcement on Reddit! LOVE Peter Dinklage so much! I NEEED this movie to come out now and not in 2014. Too many hot men… I can’t stand it!

  3. cassius. says:


  4. RocketMerry says:

    That is going to be a fantastic movie. I can’t wait!

  5. LadyMTL says:

    Yaaaaay, add me to the list of happy people, I love Peter Dinklage. (And how many days is it till GoT season 3? I want it to start nooooow).

    Random aside…I hate the title of the movie. I can’t even wrap my mind around what “days of future past” is supposed to mean.

    • Red32 says:

      It’s from the comic books. The mutants get wiped out in the future and send a message to the mutants in the past to warn them.

  6. CaramelKiss says:

    I hear his Peter is not to be “Dink”ed with. LMAO. (I humor myself.) Seriously though, I hear this man is “blessed” in the southern regions… LOL. What a memorable name. OAN, Hugh Jackman’s crows feet are quite noticeable these days. I never realized how MANY he had, with that said, still remarkably and insanely attractive…

  7. Sirsnarksalot says:

    Two best Peter Dinklage movies: In Bruges and Elf. Love him eternally.

    • jessiesgirl says:

      Loved him since The Station Agent. He was also a blast in the original Death at a Funeral. Can’t wait till GoT returns!!!

    • Justyna says:

      Peter Dinklage wasn’t in In Bruges. The actor you are mistaking him with is named Jordan Prentice. Words cannot express how much I love The Station Agent. It’s such a simple and slow movie and yet so wonderful to watch and so positive. Peter was amazing in it.

    • paranormalgirl says:

      Loved him in “Penelope” too.

    • MaiGirl says:

      The Station Agent is one of my favorite movies of all time. Him, Clarkson, Cannavale–TOO AWESOME! Dinklage is also one of very few bright spots in the re-make of Death at A Funeral. Crap movie overall, but he is hilarious in it, as is James Marsden singing gospel surprisingly well while hopped up on happy pills.

    • RHONYC says:

      loved him in Elf, too!

      my fiancé always gives me a bewildered wtf look when his scene comes on, ’cause i always comment on how handsome & sexy he is.

      sexy is as sexy does, no matter what size the package. ;-)

  8. spinner says:

    Love Peter. He is larger than life on Game of Thrones. New Game of Thrones next week. YAY!!

  9. littlestar says:

    He is such an excellent actor. So happy to hear that he is going to have work beyond Game of Thrones! I love me some Tyrion :D .

    • paranormalgirl says:

      He’s been working steadily for many many years.

      • littlestar says:

        Yes, I’ve read that. But some actors get type-cast in their roles and he wasn’t well known before Game of Thrones. On GoT he plays a character that really stands-out above all the others (even with all of the excellent character development on the show) – which makes it easy for him to become type-casted. Heck, just look at my gravatar – wonderful actor, but he was definitely type-cast after his “big” role :( .

  10. FassDaActor says:

    Awesome! He’s a really good actor. I hope the script and direction matched the talent. I really need them to get January Jones out of there STAT! Now that I think about it, if they decide to bring back Storm, they need to axe Berry too.

  11. FassDaActor says:

    I just died a little looking an FassDaSexgod on the Empire Cover. Forever dong!!

  12. Stubbylove says:

    This sounds awesome – so excited. Bring on the Dinklage!

  13. mia girl says:

    James McAvoy and Hugh Jackman in the same post…
    Well, Happy Valentine’s Dong Day to ME!

    • j.eyre says:

      Yes, Happiest of Valentines to all. I had some kind of premonition that there would be a dearth of dong today and my initial look proved me correct. And then Hugh, James, Micheal, Sir Patrick, Sir Ian and now Peter… it may be too much.
      Honestly, fantasies of lining a Hugh and James sandwich while Sir Patrick and Sir Ian read something to us in those amazing voices. I’ll be right back…

      • I Choose Me says:

        Happy Valentines j.eyre. How’s your day been?

        Re: the article. Holy awesome cast Batman!

      • j.eyre says:

        Darling, Happy Hearts Day! Have you received your invitation-wrapped-in-a-strap to the Bangporium for the evening?
        I love these big ensemble casts that make my mouth water. And then they all talk about how much the adore each other – sigh.
        What are your V-Day plans? Besides the afore mentioned Fassying?

    • T.Fanty says:

      Mmm. It’s still a little thin on the ground (would a V-Day gallery of hot dong been too much to ask?) today, but I’ll take MacAvoy. Only when Miss Eyre can spare him, of course.

    • Miss Kiki says:

      Happy V day cb buddies. I can’t believe it took me so long to appreciate what a stone cold hotty Mcavoy is. X men was nearly as much of a dongfest as The Avengers.

    • j.eyre says:

      Hi ladies and Happy Valentines to you! I was going to hop on the Irons thread re: Hollow Crown but my comments were becoming tomes to the Plantagenets and dissections of subtle nuances in story-telling and then I thought, oh they just don’t care. So I watched Henry IV instead.
      X-Men, especially if you combine the first series with this new branch, is every bit as delectable as the Avengers. I admitted to liking Scarlett but she stands no chance in my world when Famke is present. Were they to ever do a cross-over between the two, it would validate my assumption that Marvel is out to subjugate us by dong.
      @T.Fanty – are you kidding? McAvoy? I suspect, if he wasn’t so madly in love with his wife and child, he would put each of us in our own room and simply bounce between the two… and we would be completely satisfied with that. Welcome.
      @Miss Kiki – I apologize in advance but I am crushing big time on your CHemboy. I suspect it’s a phase but I cannot seem to get enough of him these day.
      Mr. Rochester is teaching tonight so my Valentines will involve pizza, homemade cards and sugared-up kids. What are you all doing?

      • T.Fanty says:

        Hello ladies! Happy V-Day right back at you! We are having a family valentines dinner at the California Pizza Kitchen. Exciting for me, but tragic for the poor sap whose “romantic” dinner will be seated next to my rabble. Then Mr. Fanty has to work, so I might treat myself to a Valentine’s night of watching hot men do Shakespeare. Or maybe the X-men, as James McAvoy is really doing it for me in that picture above. Welcome to the fold, Miss Kiki. He can now bounce in between the three of us.

  14. nancypants says:

    This, that, and something else but I just want to chime-in that I think Finbar McBride and his freakishly tall buddy, Joe Oramas, (The Station Agent) would be my two best buddies in the entire world, you know, if they were real.

    I love those guys!

  15. apsutter says:

    YEEEEES! Oh man..the things I would do to that tiny little man

  16. Mich says:

    I’m glad to hear that I’m not the only one who has such a crush on him. I was totally bummed by Liz Lemon’s failure to see the light in time.

    • hoya_chick says:

      LOL Mich! He was so great on 30 Rock. Lemon was crazy to let him leave on the Brooklyn Bridge.

      I have a huge crush on him, he is so sexy. I don’t have HBO so I don’t watch him on GOT but he is a fantastic actor and I love him.

  17. Green is Good says:

    Oof-fa! Whole lotta good round here today!

  18. Claire says:

    Patrick Stewart is an ageless man… he has looked like that forever!!

  19. Relli says:

    I love that when i moved my cursor over the Empire cover is said “fassvoy,” cute!

  20. paranormalgirl says:

    Puck would be an interesting role for him…. if the film shifts between the past and present, Puck was with Wolverine in Alpha Flight

  21. Gabby says:

    I just died and went to heaven. This movie will be too hot to handle. Love lil Dinklage!!:-D

  22. KellyinSeattle says:

    yippee!! i’m glad :)

  23. Reece says:

    Everything, EVERYTHING in this post makes me happy! Esp James.

  24. shewolf says:

    The man is smooth thats for sure. I am also sure his character on GOT helped people to love him all the more. I just hope people dont really think he is Tyrion.

    Anyways, big question is… do little people, midgets (whats the right term? little people sounds so wrong) have little penises? Im not trying to be funny I am just really curious…

    • spinner says:

      Hey!! Some big men have little penises, so I’m sure it all works out. Rumor has it that Peter is packin.

    • Lucrezia says:

      There are hundreds of different types of dwarfism, so you can’t really know for sure. But you can make an educated guess depending on whether they’re in proportion (tiny all over) or not (normal head/torso, with short arms/legs).

      If someone is disproportionate (like Peter), best guess would be that they have a disorder involving the growth of long bones … no bones in the penis, so it should be in the “normal” range.

      In contrast, if you google “shortest man in the world”, that guy looks like he’s in proportion all over … no way he’d have a normal size penis. (And he’s only 21.5 inches tall!)

  25. Miss Jupitero says:

    Hate the title of this film, but I love Dinklage!

    Between him and Gwen Christie, Game of Thrones Season 3 cannot come fast enough.

  26. Ms Kay says:

    “I’m not questioning your honour, I’m denying its existence!” – Tyrion Lannister. [One of the best of the best quotes]

    Peter Dinklage is an amazing actor, loved him since The Station Agent!

    Gah, even if he plays a Tyrion Lannister in X Men that’s fine by me <3 <3 <3

  27. I Choose Me says:

    Have you received your invitation-wrapped-in-a-strap to the Bangporium for the evening?

    @ j.eyre. Not yet. Might have to take Viola Davis’ advice and get to praying. Does God grant smutty prayers? :D I don’t want to marry Fassy seeing as I’m already married but I’d like to use my hall pass before it expires.

    No Valentine’s day plans as such. Just dinner at this outdoor grill restaurant on the beach. Nice and relaxing as the husband is still getting over a nasty flu bug.

  28. Gemini08 says:

    Love Peter Dinklage. I have actually had a secret crush on him for years but since GOT tons of other chicks have come out about their Dinklage-love as well. He simply rocks. And he’s adorable. So yay! Fassbender and Dinklage in the same film. Yummy goodness!

  29. Rebecca says:

    DUDE. Aside from Sir Ian, who I assume wouldn’t fancy it, I’d roger ANY of those hotties. Woooo!

  30. Carolyn says:

    Oh what a stellar cast. Woo hooo yee hah. Go Peter!

  31. Jess says:

    Dinklage, oh how I love thee. I beg and plead for more stories about this man.