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Peter Dinklage joins X-Men: Days of Future Past

Peter Dinklage as Tyrion Lannister

Story by Jack Foley

PETER Dinklage has joined the cast of the latest X-Men movie Days of Future Past.

The announcement was made by the film’s director, Bryan Singer, via Twitter.

He Tweeted: “Officially like to welcome PeterDinklage from GameOfThrones to XMEN DaysofFuturePast. Very very excited!”

Dinklage is best known for playing Tyrion Lannister in the HBO hit series Game of Thrones, for which he won a best supporting actor Golden Globe in 2012.

But he came to prominence in the 2003 independent film The Station Agent.

Days of Future Past is the sequel to 2011’s X-Men reboot X-Men: First Class, which took the X-Men storyline back to when Professor X and Magneto were young men and the origin of the mutants.

It starred James McAvoy and Michael Fassbender as the two characters who would later become Professor X and Magneto.

However, Sir Ian McKellan and Sir Patrick Stewart – the two actors who originally occupied the roles in the original trilogy – will return for Days of Future Past, which will time travel between different eras.

Singer is returning to direct the next film, having previously stepped aside to co-write and produce, while Matthew Vaughan, who directed the last X-Men, is co-writing the new film.

A spin-off movie, The Wolverine starring Hugh Jackman, is due out this summer and will follow the main character to Japan to train with a Samurai warrior.

X-Men: Days of Future Past is due for release in the summer of 2014.

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