Earlier this week Bryan Singer welcomed ‘Games of Thrones’ star Peter Dinklage to the ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’ fold making him the first new cast member revealed for the film. While speculation ran amuck as to who Dinklage would be playing, it was finally confirmed that he would be the main villain in the film. Unfortunately, much like Benedict Cumberbatch’s role in ‘Star Trek Into Darkness’, details on who this main antagonist could be is yet unknown. Considering the story of the film, the list of villains isn’t too long and could include Henry Peter Gyrich, Trevor Fitzroy, William Stryker, or Bolivar Trask.
However, MTV Geek is reporting that according to a reliable tipster, they “can tentatively confirm: Dinklage is playing Bolivar Trask…”
For those unfamiliar with the character, Trask was created back in 1965 by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby who, at the time, was an inventor and anthropologist who was threatened by the number of mutants popping up in the world. In the “Ultimate” universe series, Trask was responsible for creating the Sentinels that will feature heavily in this film. So logically, this would seem like a good assumption to who Dinklage’s villian would be.
However, there is a slight problem as Trask was last seen in ‘X-Men: The Last Stand’ and was played Bill Duke. So if Singer does plan to correct some of the continuity problems as he’s hinted he would be doing, he may have to find a way to explain how Trask, once a tall bald headed African-American, is now a slightly shorter Caucasian with hair. The one caveat is that Simon Kinberg wrote the script for both ‘Days of Future Past’ and ‘The Last Stand’, so if anyone could get around this conundrum, he can.
Of course Dinklage playing Trask is still a rumor and for all anyone knows, he could be mo-capping one of the all-CG characters that Singer hinted that would be in the film or be a new character all together. After all, Singer did say he was taking liberties with the ‘Days of Future Past’ arc made famous by Chris Claremont.
‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’ is slated to begin production on April 15th and will be in theaters July 18, 2014.
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