[Movies] Peter Dinklage Talks About Playing Bolivar Trask In X-Men: Days of Future Past Posted by Joseph Lee on 10.01.2013
He's a man of science...
In an interview with EW.com, Peter Dinklage spoke about playing Bolivar Trask in X-Men: Days of Future Past. He is currently shooting the fourth season of HBO's Game of Thrones.
His role was originally described as the "main villain" and then revealed to be Trask. Trask is a scientist who creates an army of mutant-hunting robots called Sentinels. Dinklage, however, didn't want to play Trask as an evil man.
He said: "I didn't want to play the villain. 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."
On the viral website for Trask Industries, the company was said to be founded in 1967 and specializing in "genetics-based defense technology with our Mutant Detection Device and Sentinel program." Trask sees mutants as a threat and wants to protect humanity from extinction.
Dinklage said that Trask has some problems in the film. He added: "He's up against Richard Nixon. He's got some hurdles."
The film will bring in the cast from the first trilogy and mix them with the cast of X-Men: First Class. The film stars Hugh Jackman, Halle Berry, Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen, Anna Paquin, Ellen Page, James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Nicholas Hoult and Jennifer Lawrence, among others.