Peter Dinklage Talks Bolivar Trask in X-Men: Days of Future Past

When it was announced a few months back that “Game of Thrones” star Peter Dinklage would be playing Bolivar Trask in the upcoming X-Men: Days of Future Past we all started referring to him as the film’s villain, but that’s not how Dinklage sees it, at least in his portrayal.

“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.”

Not only will Trask be taking on the “mutant threat,” but he’ll have some big human opponents in the movie as well.

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

Many more images of Dinklage in character can be found on the viral marketing site for the film. X-Men: Days of Future Past will land in theaters on May 23, 2014.