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Bryan Singer and Peter Dinklage talk about Bolivar Trask in X-Men: DOFP

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Several interviews from the latest issue of Empire with the cast and crew for X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST have made their way online, including this discussion with director Bryan Singer and Peter Dinklage on Dinklage's Bolivar Trask. Empire asked the two if it was fair to compare Trask to Adolf Hitler, and Dinklage said Trask isn't as bas as the infamous dictator because the character actually believes he's doing something good for the world.

"I wouldn't go so far as Hitler. I sympathise with the man, having played him, and I don't know how one does that with Hitler...Trask does actually believe that what he's doing is going to save the world."

Bryan Singer also believes the two are similar, and shared his thoughts on why he thinks Bolivar Trask is a bit like Hitler.

"Trask is, ultimately, a peace lover. He feels that humanity will go on fighting each other unless they find some common element to unite against. Perhaps as Hitler used the Jews as a scapegoat to bond the darker parts of Europe, he's doing the same thing with mutants."

Singer went on to comment about Peter Dinklage's size, and how it was a factor in casting the actor for the part.

"I'm a huge fan of his. But there's also something interesting about his size. I'm sure he went very underestimated throughout life. Trask comments on that - I don't know if it'll be in the final picture - but he says, 'I was underestimated, so do not underestimate these creatures."

Peter Dinklage also had this to say about his size:

"I am this guy who's four and a half feet tall, but my life doesn't constantly address it. With me playing that role, I had to think about that stuff. I'm not going to play my violin, but with my dwarfism, I'm a bit of a mutant. I can't move metal or anything, but I thought of it as self-loathing. Deep down, Trask can be quite sensitive about that aspect of himself. And sorry to go back to Hitler, but he wasn't a six foot, perfect blond Aryan. He was a short, funny looking fellow. And talk about a moustache!"

I have a feeling Peter Dinklage is going to absolutely own as Bolivar Trask in Bryan Singer's new film. He's one of the reasons why I'm very excited for X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST, and he should do a fantastic job as the villain. Hopefully a new trailer is released soon featuring Trask's creations, and it'll be interesting to see the future Sentinels in action.

X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST will hit theaters on May 23rd, 2014.

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5:07PM on 02/03/2014
Dinklage is definitely some great casting. l like this take on the character, far more than Singer's take on Quicksilver....
But reading the interview there are so many more motivations and aspects of the character they are expanding on with his casting. Not to drive the point home too hard, but as Dinklage mentions in the interview his dwarfism can be seen as a mutation to some degree, so perhaps this might be his motivation in the movie? He was given this mutation that left him powerless
Dinklage is definitely some great casting. l like this take on the character, far more than Singer's take on Quicksilver....
But reading the interview there are so many more motivations and aspects of the character they are expanding on with his casting. Not to drive the point home too hard, but as Dinklage mentions in the interview his dwarfism can be seen as a mutation to some degree, so perhaps this might be his motivation in the movie? He was given this mutation that left him powerless and different compared to everyone else, then come along these super powered mutants that won a genetic lottery and are seen as the next advancement in human evolution which puts him at an even bigger disadvantage. So he uses his brain and resources to create a strategy to remove this stage of evolution and at the same time putting himself at the top of the current evolution food chain - no longer the weak dwarf, now he's the savior of human kind. Just a great layer to add to the character beyond the typical "Mutant are different so human must hate them" angle that has been prevalent in the movies so far.
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3:20PM on 02/03/2014

Amazing casting

Dinklage is going to totally own this part. It's clear that the powers behind this film put a lot of thought into updating this character. Bolivar Trask totally could have been a throwaway character in this film but getting the DInk adds a whole new layer to the character. Studios need to take note this is how you think outside of the box for casting a comic book film. Trask was never a dwarf in the comics but making him one adds new depth to a somewhat one dimensional character. Some actual
Dinklage is going to totally own this part. It's clear that the powers behind this film put a lot of thought into updating this character. Bolivar Trask totally could have been a throwaway character in this film but getting the DInk adds a whole new layer to the character. Studios need to take note this is how you think outside of the box for casting a comic book film. Trask was never a dwarf in the comics but making him one adds new depth to a somewhat one dimensional character. Some actual thought actually went into decision. This isn't like the studio wanting to make Human Torch black just cause. Now if making Human Torch black adds a new depth to the character than so be it, but it shouldn't be changed just cause it can be. I'm actually really curious if they wrote Trask in the script to be a dwarf or only changed that when Dinklage came along....
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1:33PM on 02/03/2014
Dinklage and Days of Future Past is going to be amazing
Dinklage and Days of Future Past is going to be amazing
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12:07PM on 02/03/2014
I thought he was playing a mutant. Puck, I believe was the name. Oh well.
I thought he was playing a mutant. Puck, I believe was the name. Oh well.
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2:19PM on 02/03/2014
That was an original rumor, but there've been a lot of stories lately that confirmed him as Trask. That probably explains the thumbs down, but hey, nobody can be expected to know all the news!
That was an original rumor, but there've been a lot of stories lately that confirmed him as Trask. That probably explains the thumbs down, but hey, nobody can be expected to know all the news!
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11:34AM on 02/03/2014
Even if the movie is a complete disaster, I'm sure Dinklage is gonna rock.
Even if the movie is a complete disaster, I'm sure Dinklage is gonna rock.
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9:11AM on 02/03/2014
It's ingenious casting that is amply and eloquently justified by both Singer and Dinklage. The comparison to Hitler and his tall, blonde Aryan ideal is a very clever and poignant one.
It's ingenious casting that is amply and eloquently justified by both Singer and Dinklage. The comparison to Hitler and his tall, blonde Aryan ideal is a very clever and poignant one.
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