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Avengers: Infinity War is being set up as the biggest movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe yet, which means it needs just as big of a cast. With Thanos finally arriving to unleash chaos, almost all of the Marvel heroes have been reported or confirmed to appear, and several characters of their supporting cast will follow behind. However, it won't just be established players showing up. Some newcomers will appear as well, and now there's word that Game of Thrones star Peter Dinklage is being eyed for one of those roles.
According to Variety, Peter Dinklage is in early talks for a "key role" in Avengers: Infinity War. No details were provided about who he would play, but this character would also reportedly appear in Avengers 4 the following year. Apparently because Game of Thrones moved from a summer to fall shooting schedule, that made room for the actor to potentially jump into the MCU. If cast, this would be Dinklage's second comic book movie role, having previously played Bolivar Trask in 2014's X-Men: Days of Future Past.
Since plot details are almost nonexistent for Avengers: Infinity War _right now, it's hard to speculate on who Peter Dinklage might be playing. All we know so far is that the Avengers, Guardians of the Galaxy and other heroes will finally fight Thanos, who is expected to obtain all six Infinity Stones. One guess that's making the rounds online is that Dinklage would play Pip (seen below), a troll-like alien who adventured with Adam Warlock, one of Thanos' arch-enemies. Since _Infinity War is inspired by The Infinity Gauntlet storyline, many fans have speculated that Warlock will show up. If that does indeed happen, it wouldn't be surprising to see Pip hanging out with him. However, don't assume that Dinklage's role will be restricted solely by his height. Bolivar Trask, the creator of the Sentinels, was a man of normal height in the comics, but X-Men: Days of Future Past made the role work for him in this alternate continuity.
If these talks about Marvel work out, joining Avengers: Infinity War would be another way for Peter Dinklage to boost his geek fame even higher. Aside from X-Men: Days of Future Past, he's best known for playing Tyrion Lannister on Game of Thrones since the show began in 2011. His other notable credits include Elf, The Station Agent, Pixels, The Boss and The Angry Birds Movie. We'll keep you apprised on Dinklage's possible involvement in Avengers: Infinity War as more news comes in, but since his character is also appearing in Avengers 4 (which is shooting back-to-back with Infinity War), expect it to be someone integral to the plot rather than a mere cameo.
Avengers: Infinity War hits theaters on May 4, 2018, with Avengers 4 following on May 3, 2019.