Peter Dinklage could be on his way back to Marvel … and we mean the actual Marvel this time, and not one of its licensed franchises.
The Emmy-winning star of HBO’s Game of Thrones, is set to become a part of Avengers: Infinity War, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Directed by the Russo brothers, Infinity War is expected to bring together a number of standalone franchises beyond just the standard Avengers fare, although it’s unclear exactly what role Dinklage would play.
The trade publication also says Dinklage could be up for a two-film deal, which would also put his character in the fourth Avengers film, due to hit theaters in 2019 (but both filmed back-to-back by Anthony Russo and Joe Russo).
Of course, this isn’t the first time Dinklage has shown up in something involving Marvel. He was the big bad of X-Men: Days of Future Past for Fox in 2014, but won’t be the bad guy in this one.
Why? Because reports are that Josh Brolin will take on the role of Thanos – a villain who popped up in Guardians of the Galaxy in 2014, but has been teased for a few years now.
Dinklage has played Tyron Lannister in Game of Thrones from the very beginning, one of the few original characters to make it this far. He’s set to star in the seventh season of the show this summer, but whether he’ll be included in the eighth is impossible to tell, especially with the way author George R.R. Martin treats his characters.
Dinklage has been using his off-time from the HBO series wisely, already finishing work on three films. Those include Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri from writer and director Martin McDonagh, Rememory with Julia Ormond and the late Anton Yelchin, and Three Christs with Richard Gere and Walton Goggins.
He’s also set to star alongside Elle Fanning in I Think We’re Alone Now.
Marvel has yet to announce a finalized cast for Infinity War. However, it’s set to invade theaters May 4, 2018.
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