‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’ Set Photos Reveal Peter Dinklage in Costume

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The cast of X Men First Class X Men: Days of Future Past Set Photos Reveal Peter Dinklage in Costume

In a contest of mastery over teasing fans on social media, both The Amazing Spider-Man 2 director Marc Webb and X-Men: Days of Future Past‘s Bryan Singer have been using Twitter to share set photos from their respective films with fans, dropping plot hints both large and small.

While Webb is posting one photo for every day on set, Singer has been keeping his set photo tweets to a weekly basis, and has so far shown X-Men fans a glimpse at the new looks for Kitty Pryde (Ellen Page), Storm (Halle Berry) and Wolverine (Hugh Jackman). These latest set photos, however, don’t come from Singer’s smartphone, but are instead from a less official source. There aren’t really any spoilers or plot hints to be found here, but there’s nothing wrong with taking a bit of time out to appreciate the costume department.

X-Men: Days of Future Past is currently filming in Montreal, and Lainey Gossip has snapped a couple of photos of the cast walking around the set. Principal photography began in mid-April, and while it’s unclear exactly which scenes are being shot in Montreal, gossip sites have reported the cast being in the city for quite a substantial chunk of filming. So far, the role of Professor Xavier’s School for Gifted Youngsters has been played variably by Casa Loma in Toronto, Englefield House in England and Hatley Castle in Colwood, British Columbia (which, incidentally, is also used for exteriors of the Queen Mansion in Arrow). Considering X-Men: Days of Future Past‘s time-travel plot, however, Charles may not get to spend too much time at home.

Click here to see set photos of Michael Fassbender, James McAvoy and Peter Dinklage

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In one of the photos of Game of Thrones star Peter Dinklage is seen wearing a sober suit offset by a colorful tie and, of course, sporting the epic moustache that Singer tweeted an image of earlier this month. The new set photo confirms all beyond reasonable doubt the speculation that was recently cemented by Singer’s tweet of an actor in a Trask Industries uniform: that Dinklage will be playing Bolivar Trask, a scientist and anti-mutant propagandist, and creator of an army of robots called the Sentinels, which are designed to protect humanity from the supposed mutant threat.

The new set photos also show James McAvoy in the very loud shirt that he was sporting in another photo snapped a few weeks ago. We’ll assume for the moment that he’s out of Xavier’s wheelchair because they’re between takes, and not because of some miraculous temporary recovery in the plot. Michael Fassbender seems to be taking a break from his austere Magneto outfit, and is instead wearing a slim fashion scarf and purple trousers, along with some modest sideburns.

Hugh Jackman as Wolverine in X Men Days of Future Past X Men: Days of Future Past Set Photos Reveal Peter Dinklage in Costume

Wolverine hasn’t changed his hair or wardrobe in 40 years

There really aren’t enough 70s period movies around at the moment, much less 70s period movies with superheroes (the Daredevil reboot would have been another one, had it ever been made), and a lot of what helped make X-Men: First Class fun was the costume design that brought to life the 60s setting. McAvoy and Fassbender were unfortunately quite conservative dressers in that film (January Jones and Kevin Bacon got the best of the 60s fashion), so hopefully these new photos are a sign that the two old friends will be branching out a little in X-Men: Days of Future Past.

It might not be Goldmember standard, but what do you think of Xavier, Magneto and Trask’s styles in these photos?


X-Men: Days of Future Past is out in theaters on July 18th, 2014

Source: Lainey Gossip [via Collider]

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  1. Dinklage is looking like a mini-Ron Burgandy

  2. Ha- I think the headline should have read “Set Photos Reveal Peter Dinklage in ANCHORMAN Costume”. I was expecting hero/villain suits :)

    It’s nice to see the set pics in any case!

  3. Wow, Xavier’s hair. Maybe he was a secret member of Jefferson Airplane?

  4. are they shooting a 70’s dwarf fetish porno oO

    • If Bridget Powers signs on for a part in this movie….

      Depends whose part though I guess.

  5. Good. He’s not Puck. Thank god.

    • +1

    • +1,000,000

      • -3

        • What, you think they should have insulted Dinklage by offering him the role of Puck?

          • What, you think you actually know what you’re talking about? You obviously know exactly zero about Puck except for maybe what you read on Wiki, so your hatred for him means nothing.

            They hired Snipes bc he looked like Blade, Hemsworth bc he looks like Thor, RDJ bc he basically is Tony Stark. It is no insult to hire someone for a character they happen to look like. I mean, my god, Tyrion Lannister was a dwarf in A song of Ice & Fire, an ugly, deformed dwarf. Was it insulting to offer him the job that made him a rock star??

            • Where the hell did you get the notion that I hate Puck?! Dude, I’ve been reading comics for at least the past 30 years and Wolvie’s always been one of my favorite characters, so of course I know quite a bit about Puck and Alpha Flight. Including the fact that his demonic/magic origin is a retcon and that he was originally just a regular (but athletic) dwarf.

              Maybe next time you should refrain talking about my ignorance and ponder your own instead. Marvel Studios didn’t hire Snipes, New Line did, and apart from skin color he doesn’t look like the original character at all. He was just THE black action hero of the moment. Hemsworth’s babyface model features have nothing to do with his comics counterpart and movie-Stark is very much unlike comics-Stark. In fact, only Sam Jackson resembles Ultimate Fury because they designed the character with him in mind way before any movie was envisioned.

              It IS somewhat insulting to lack imagination to the extent of picturing Dinklage in no other role than Puck because he’s a dwarf. Add to that the fact that Dinklage is a terrific actor who deserves a leading role, and including such a second-tier character as Puck into the movie would have landed him only a few minutes’ screen time at best. As Trask, he’ll be the main villain.

              • First of all, I never said that Marvel hired Snipes. I was pointing out a Marvel character that looked similar to the roles they were hired for. You said that Snipes was the black action hero of the time. So how is Dinklage not the superstar LP of the time? It’s the same thing. Similar statures are good enough for the Movie version. Wolverine is supposed to be short and stocky and Cap is supposed to be blonde.

                It’s funny that you accuse anyone of lacking imagination. They could easily tweak the Puck character and make him totally bad-ass. The only real knock against him owning that character is the fact that Puck is very ripped & Dinklage is just slightly above average. He’s still playing a good character but the possibilities would have been excellent if they could do his character right. He pretty much carried every Alpha Flight series.

                • That’s weird. I’m sorry but I can’t reply to you: when I validate my comment it says “Sorry, but your comment seems to be Spam and has been blocked.”

                  • I don’t know what to do anymore. I’ve rephrased my reply, changed my name and e-mail and tried different browsers but no matter what I do, it STILL is considered spam. Yet I’m able to make other comments. I just can’t continue this discussion. Go figure. I’ve mailed ScreenRant about the problem but didn’t receive any answer.

  6. Wow, Puck sure is looking dapper…

    • Puck’s a handsome little man.

  7. I thought X-Men is Rob Keyes’ domain!

    • Keyes vs Shaw-Williams, coming to an octagon near you.

      My money’s on Hannah. One swift kick and we’ll have a new dedicated X-Men articles writer.

      • Oh no, we got our lawyers involved and organised a timeshare on X-Men posts. I get the fifth Friday of every month (well, the months that have five Fridays) and Rob gets all the other days.

        My lawyer isn’t very good.

  8. Wolverine & Puck (Alpha Flight) were always friends I don’t know if its been said or not but perhaps he is Puck.

    If you don’t know Puck was a muscular dwarf on the team called Alpha Flight the Canadian version of the Xmen. Puck was basically like a hockey puck he flipped all over the place striking enemies. His dwarfism was caused by this djinni which he imprisoned in his body.

    • I could only see Puck happening if they hinted or mentioned the other team members though.

      I think as far as the X-Men movies, they’d prefer Canada to be a place of heartbreak for Wolverine and leave it at that without exploring him being a part of yet another team of mutants.

      • Puck’s origin & that of most of the other Alpha Flight members is the main reason I would not expect to see them in these films. Many of the characters on the team were not mutants & the series has never showed an interest or skill in explaining anything other than characters being mutants.

        • In fact, almost half of Alpha Flight members throughout its history have been mutants. The team has had numerous dealings with Wolverine (who even became their leader for some time) and the X-Men and considering Dinklage’s addition to the cast, it’s no surprise at all that a fair number of the less imaginative people assumed that he was Puck and somehow Alpha Flight was involved. Luckily, the writers knew better.

          • I collected the original run on Alpha Flight for a while and back then Aurora and Northstar were the only ones classified as mutants. I don’t know what they have done with the team name since the first run.

  9. MiniRon loves scotch. Scotch Scotch Scotch

  10. Am I the only one that is confused with the X Men franchise. I feel like it’s all over the place. I am looking forward to seeing Peter Dinklage in this though.

  11. I know this sounds like a stab in the dark, but perhaps they are going for the angel that Trask was born with a mutation (Dwarfism) that made his life more difficult, and he feels jealousy and hatred for those that received mutations that gave them power. He would have to had worked hard to make it to where he is, and he feels that he drew the (pardon the bad pun) short straw.

    But then again, I really have no clue.

    • *angle

    • Always wondered if it would ever be addressed. Xmen universe mutants always lament of their “mutation” eventhough it gives them fantastic powers but for most people they get cancer, diseases that make life really suck. Yes it’s touched on with rogue in a way in the originals and mystique/beast in the new class.. But take a winey mutant with a super ability to a childrens cancer ward and tell them to shut up. Prof X is too soft. Lol

      • Yeah, I mean, it would really justify the character’s hatred for mutants. I know that they have explained it in different ways, but its hard for a character to be interesting if they are simply evil with no reason.

        I think that it would be a really cool angle. Charles mentioned about the eye color being a mutation in First Class, and they have touched on mutations being more burden than blessing with Rogue, Mystique, and Havok.

        It would be a really deep angle to relate it to real mutations. Especially in an era where having dwarfism would be especially difficult. Being that age in the 70s means that he would have grown up in the 40s, 50s, and 60s which were very unforgiving times for people that were different, thus making Trask a very cold and hardened businessman who had to fight for everything that he has.

  12. Does anyone know where that alt cover in this artilce of the comic came from, and who drew it?

  13. That’s what I mean. He might have been a great Puck. Fans say, “Hey, great. Singer’s read a comic and isn’t to aragant to og knowledge or stay true to comic lore!!!! If it ain’t broke don’t reinvent it, just tell a terrific story!!!! Not Singer. I can smell the messes he’s making beor I’ve seen the movie. Now that’s time travel.

  14. Dinklage is a good actor but his outfit in the photo seem his clothes are two baggy for him its like a kid wearing man clothes

  15. Dinklage looks like a midget. He does not look like the original Boliver Trask from the early comics.
    Dinklage actually looks like a slightly peevish version of my one high school English teacher!

    • Umm, Dinklage IS a midget, this may have a little something to do with him looking like one… So what? Jackman doesn’t look like Wolvie either. The important thing is he’s a terrific actor and he’ll do a great job playing Trask.

    • Good CGI to make Dinklage appear that way isn’t it……..

  16. i cant see him without thinking “call me an elf, 1 more time!!…..he must be a south pole elf”

  17. This is not what I hoped to see. I mean the 60’s fashion statement did not overwhelm us in First Class, but the disco 70’s look might assail our eyes in this sequel. I’m going to see this but please don’t let the overbright colors and wall drapery patterns that adorned the clothes at that time be unleashed once again. The porn ‘stache and BeeGee haircut that Peter Dinglage and that McAvoy are sporting are serious warning signs.

    • Any period movie is bound to show the fashion of the time it’s set in. 70’s fashion was much more flashy than 60’s fashion. The movie has to acknowledge it.

  18. Oh no! Austin powers theme on DOFP

  19. Am I the only one who notices that “trask” is just a jumbled “stark” hell they even made trask industries … dinklage should have played another character… I would have loved him if he was apocalypse not some guys in a business suit.. but then again I’ll just wait for the movie

  20. Wolverine was created by the Canadian military, not the american as portarayed in the movie. In early xmen comics theres a cross-over where Alpha Flight arrives to retrieve Wolverine who is considered Weapon X propery of the Canadian government. The two teams clash for awhile before becoming friends.

    Wolverine would often team up with his former team & was close friends with the former leader of Alpha Flight, Mac Hudson aka Guardian.

  21. I feel Peter is much more useful as puck…I just dont know if I believe him as Boliver Trask. Im sure hes a fine actor…but come on, if anyone should be empathetic to the mutant plight it should be a dwarf.

    • Dwarves don’t get ostracized anymore these days. Mostly. And giving Dinklage the role of Puck would have been an insult to him.

  22. could dinklage be PUCK?

  23. Dinklage should play Howard the Duck!!!

  24. Hmmm puck is the only chracter I can see he can play

    • Well, luckily the people making this movie have a broader imagination.