Peter Dinklage will soon be appearing as Bolivar Trask in
X-Men: Days Of Future Past
, and has been describing what we can expect from his character in an interview with
Despite being the creator of the mutant-menacing robots known as Sentinels, Dinklage stresses that he "didn't want to play the villain", arguing that Trask's overall intentions are more complicated.
"He’s a man of science," explains Dinklage. "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," continues the star. "He’s strived all his life for a certain respect and attention."
Not that it will be entirely plain-sailing for Trask and his new technology. "He's up against Richard Nixon," says Dinklage. "He's got some hurdles."
Directed by Bryan Singer and co-starring Michael Fassbender, James McAvoy and Hugh Jackman, X-Men: Days Of Future Past will open in the UK on 22 May 2014.