Avengers: Infinity War wants Game of Thrones's Peter Dinklage for a “key role” – but who could he be playing?

Avengers: Infinity War will already star seemingly every superhero ever (ok, that’s a slight exaggeration) but that hasn’t stopped Marvel apparently reaching out to Game of Thrones star Peter Dinklage for a role in the upcoming movie. Tyrion out-quipping Tony Stark would be my jam – but who could he play?

Variety are reporting that Marvel are in “early talks” with Peter Dinklage for a “key role” in the Avengers threequel. Dinklage, no stranger to comic book movies himself having appeared in X-Men: Days of Future Past, would add to a gigantic cast that is rumoured to include everyone from Captain Marvel to Spider-Man.

Let’s spitball and see whose shoes Peter Dinklage could be stepping into if he signs on for Infinity War. If it’s a key role then we’re looking for someone who is a step up from obscure. 

We know Thanos will be a big player and the the movie has a cosmic bent – so Uata The Watcher wouldn’t be too unrealistic. A quick lesson in wacky Marvel: Uata is a member of The Watchers (duh), a race who look over the universe to make sure things don’t get out of control. Thanos trying to take over the universe would probably fall into that category, don’t ya think?

Marvel is also no stranger to using CGI to give some extra flavour to a big name - think James Spader as Ultron - so why not introduce Dinklage as, say, one of the Celestials previously hinted at in the first Guardians movie or some other space deity to help or hinder Thanos.

Or will Marvel go down the Captain America: Civil War route and introduce Dinklage as a completely reworked character from the comics in the same way they did with Martin Freeman?

Failing that, Dinklage could just reprise his X-Men role and we could kickstart the Avengers vs. X-Men arc that we all really, really want. A man can dream, can’t he?

Directed by Anthony and Joe Russo, Avengers: Infinity War is due to arrive in UK cinemas on April 27, 2018 before opening in US theaters on May 4th, 2018.

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Bradley Russell

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