Avengers: Infinity War Eyes Peter Dinklage for Mystery Role

According to Variety, "Game of Thrones" star and Golden Globe-winner Peter Dinklage (Tyrion Lannister) is "in early talks" to join the cast of Marvel Studios' "Avengers: Infinity War" for a "key role." The role has yet to be specified.

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Production has recently wrapped on "Games of Thrones" Season 7, allowing Dinklage to shoot "Avengers: Infinity War" -- should he get the part -- before the next season starts shooting this summer. If Dinklage is indeed in "Avengers: Infinity War," it is reported that he would also appear in the follow-up film, releasing one year later.

Dinklage is one of few actors set to appear in "Infinity War" that haven't already made their big-screen debut. Said to include almost all of the Marvel heroes we've seen on the big-screen thus far -- from Disney's Marvel Cinematic Universe, of course -- the film is likely to feature the first major showdown with Josh Brolin's Thanos, who made his debut in the universe way back in the first "Avengers'" post-credit scene.

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Opening May 4, 2018, “Avengers: Infinity War” features a sprawling ensemble cast that’s so far confirmed to include Robert Downey Jr., Mark Ruffalo, Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Jeremy Renner, Benedict Cumberbatch and Brie Larson, among many others. The film will be followed by a fourth “Avengers” film on May 3, 2019, also directed by Joe and Anthony Russo.

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