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Peter Dinklage Compares X-Men And Game of Thrones (POSSIBLE SPOILERS)
Posted by Joseph Lee on 05.19.2014

In an interview with IGN, Peter Dinklage spoke about the similarities between the X-Men franchise and Game of Thrones. He plays Bolivar Trask in the former and Tyrion Lannister in the latter. There are some season one Game of Thrones spoilers, so be careful if you haven't watched it yet.

He said: "I love Korean movies, because they're never really tied down to their genre. Like a horror movie can be totally engaging and heartbreaking, but on the page it's a horror movie. I feel [X-Men: Days of Future Past] does the same thing. Sure, it's a summer blockbuster, with super heroes. People are flying around, creating storms and there are robots and there's all this crazy stuff going on, but then it has these intimate moments of complete internal character conflict that are so dramatic and gut-wrenching, that you rarely see in these types of films. And I say, why not combine the elements? Because that's how you'll grab an audience. I don't want to know what I'm watching. I want to be surprised.

"Game of Thrones does the same thing...I was shocked at the audience's response to the death of Ned Stark. It speaks to what we're used to from a narrative perspective: you don't kill the hero. We sort of follow this recipe for these genre pieces. I was surprised by how surprised people were, I guess is my point. And I think that's because we don't challenge [the status quo] enough. We sort of serve the same recipe over and over again because it tastes good. There's nothing wrong with it. But it gets a little boring after a while. Even if it goes down easy, sometimes things should be spicier.


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