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Peter Dinklage talks X-Men: Days Of Future Past

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 Entertainment Weekly .

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.

George is GR's resident movie news person, based out of London. He understands that all men must die, but he'd rather not think about it.