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Could Peter Dinklage Be A Motion-Capture CGI Villain In 'X-Men:Days Of Future Past'?

Photo of Kevin Jagernauth By Kevin Jagernauth | The Playlist February 14, 2013 at 5:12PM

Okay, so we're less than 24 hours from when it was first announced that Peter Dinklage would be joining "X-Men: Days Of Future Past," and the rumor mill is in full swing. His character is being kept under wraps, which led many to start ruminating on who he could be, with the actor's unique size suggesting he might be Puck or Toad. But a couple new bits of info have changed the thinking a little bit.
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Mister Sinister Peter Dinklage

Okay, so we're less than 24 hours from when it was first announced that Peter Dinklage would be joining "X-Men: Days Of Future Past," and the rumor mill is in full swing. His character is being kept under wraps, which led many to start ruminating on who he could be, with the actor's unique size suggesting he might be Puck or Toad. But a couple new bits of info have changed the thinking a little bit.

Variety is confidently reporting that Dinklage actually will play the villain and "main antagonist" of the movie, though of couse, there's no specifics on who exactly that will be. However, a recent statement by Bryan Singer has caused many to cock an eyebrow and stroke their chin. Speaking with MTV about the 3D and motion-capture gizmos he used on "Jack The Giant Slayer," Singer said: "I definitely want to use this technology again, and I might even be using some of it in a different way in 'X-Men.' I don't wanna say how, yet, but I'm definitely using some of this technology on 'X-Men' which I never used in any of the other 'X-Men' films."

When pressed if he meant there might be a fully CGI character like the giants in 'Slayer,' Singer got a bit cagey saying, "That's the thing I don't want to talk about. I'm not sure. I'm doing research on it now."

So does 1+1=CGI Dinklage? Taking that ball and running with it, Badass Digest is tossing out a theory that the actor could be playing Mister Sinister, a character co-created by Chris Claremont, who also happened to write the 'Days Of Future Past' story. The thinking here is that Minister Sinister isn't iconic so he can played around with and is malleable enough that he can be written to fit into the storyline. It's not the worst idea we've heard today, so it's decent enough for speculation. And certainly, without CGI, the number of baddies Dinklage could play isn't that long.

Your thoughts? Who do think Dinklage will play as the villain? Weigh in below.

This article is related to: Peter Dinklage, Bryan Singer, X-Men: Days of Future Past


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