‘Game Of Thrones’ star Peter Dinklage joins cast of new ‘X-Men’ movie

Director Bryan Singer confirms award-winning actor will appear in 'X-Men: Days Of Future Past'

Game Of Thrones actor Peter Dinklage has joined the cast of X-Men: Days Of Future Past.

Director Bryan Singer confirmed on Twitter this morning (February 14) that the award-winning actor will appear in the up-coming sequel to 2011’s X-Men: First Class, but he did not reveal what character Dinklage will play.

Singer tweeted:

Bryan Singer has previously confirmed that Hugh Jackman‘s Wolverine will play a part in Days Of Future Past. Back in November (2012), he made a more unexpected casting announcement on Twitter, revealing the film has roles for X-Men veterans Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen – as well as current stars James McAvoy and Michael Fassbender.

However, Patrick Stewart has since claimed “Bryan let the cat out of the bag on Twitter”. Speaking in December (2012), he said: “I know nothing about this project. [But] I’m hoping that might change in the future.”

One character who is unlikely to make an appearance in the new movie is Emma Frost, who is played by Mad Men actress January Jones. When asked about the sequel by Collider, she replied: “I don’t know that I’m in it, I don’t think Emma’s in this one. Well they haven’t told me if I am! I wouldn’t put it past them though – I got the script for the first one on the airplane on the way there.”

X-Men: Days Of Future Past is due to begin shooting this April (2013).