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Peter Dinklage, who plays Tyrion Lannister on Game of Thrones, is in early talks for a role in Avengers: Infinity War, the first part of Marvel Studios’ Phase Three cinematic finale, Variety reported Wednesday.
Disney/Marvel had no immediate comment.
Variety characterized the negotiations as being in “early talks,” so we’re probably a long ways from confirmation, and there are no details on what character Dinklage might play.
It seems extremely unlikely that he would reprise his role as Boliver Trask from X-Men: Days of Future Past — though it’s technically a Marvel property, the X-Men films belong to Fox, which so far hasn’t shared characters with Disney/Marvel (a la Sony for Spider-Man: Homecoming).
Variety notes that Game of Thrones‘ new fall shooting schedule cleared the way for Dinklage to board Infinity War, which starts production this summer.
Infinity War, scheduled for a May 4, 2018, release, is expected to shoot back-to-back with its now-untitled sequel, which is due the following summer.