It was recently announced that Peter Dinklage was in talks to join the Marvel Cinematic Universe, specifically in the third Avengers film, Infinity War. This news was met with universal approval, but one question remains – who will he be playing? Here at Third Act, we love a bit of casting speculation, so we’ve put together a list of people we think Peter Dinklage could play in Avengers: Infinity War, and possibly beyond.
This is my personal favourite choice. Also knows as The Watcher, Uatu is a being that observes everything that takes place in the universe, but never intervenes. He sometimes shows up at moments of great galactic importance, which could explain his presence in this film.
A bit of an obscure character, The Gardener (real name Ord Zyonz) is one of the oldest beings in the universe, and is dedicated to creating and preserving all botanical life. In the comics, he’s the being that Thanos (the main villain of Infinity War) gets the Soul Gem from, although the films probably wouldn’t use him in that way. This wouldn’t be a big role, but it could have a big impact on the story, and be a stand out scene, if done correctly.
Eternity is a being as old as the universe (I’m noticing a theme here). He has the collective knowledge of every living being, and is the physical embodiment of time itself. This would almost certainly be a motion capture role, and Dinklage definitely has the voice for this part. He and Doctor Strange would have a wonderful scene together…
MODOK is one of those characters that most people thought they wold never see on the big screen, but at the rate the MCU is going, nothing’s out of the question. His origin is closely linked to A.I.M., who we have seen before in Iron Man 3, but he’s gone on to be a part of countless stories. Some audiences might have a tough time swallowing this bizarre character, but comic book fans would love it, and Peter Dinklage would add some credibility.
Already getting a mention in Doctor Strange, The Living Tribunal is the most powerful character in the Marvel Universe, with the exception of The One Above All. The Living Tribunal is the protector of the multiverse (X-Men crossover?), and could help stop Thanos, should he do too much damage. That would be a bit of a Deus Ex Machina however, and one that only comic book fans would understand.
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