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Peter Dinklage Talks Bolivar Trask In X-Men: Days Of Future Past

Posted By: Matt McGloin
Wed, 10/02/2013 - 09:57


With Peter Dinklage announced as Bolivar Trask in Bryan Singer's X-Men: Days Of Future Past, fans immediately equated the creator of the Sentinels to the villain.

Not so fast says Dinklage in an interview with EW as the actor offers he didn't want to play the villain, and that his take on the character will be coming from the fact that Bolivar Trask has good intentions.

"I didn’t want to play the villain,” Dinklage told EW. “He’s a man of science. He’s a man of invention. He actually sees what he’s doing as a good thing — [his ambition is] definitely blind and he’s quite arrogant. He’s strove all his life for a certain respect and attention.”

While Trask's Sentinels look to take on the mutant menace in the movie, Dinklage offers that his character is up against the president of the United States.

"He’s up against Richard Nixon. He’s got some hurdles,” Dinklage said.

X-Men: Days of Future Past has a May 23, 2014 release date starring Jennifer Lawrence, James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Nicholas Hoult, Anna Paquin, Ellen Page, ShawnAshmore, Hugh Jackman reprising as Wolverine, returning cast members Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellan, with Peter Dinklage as Bolivar Trask.