Ever since a poster for Avengers: Infinity War confirmed actor Peter Dinklage's involvement in the Marvel Studios blockbuster, fans have been speculating as to what role the Game of Thrones alum could play in the film. However, while we're still no closer to that answer, directors Joe and Anthony Russo are adamant that fans will at least recognize Dinklage from the moment they see (or hear) him on-screen.
"Uh, you will, yeah," Joe said to JOE.ie when asked if we would be able to identity Dinklage in Infinity War. "It may take you a beat or two, but you'll certainly recognize him." Laughing, Anthony then added, "That's all we can say."
In January, rumors surfaced that Dinklage was “in early talks” to join the cast of Infinity War for a “key role.” Early speculation was a new haircut for Dinklage would lead the actor to play Pip the Troll, the Marvel Comics character that debuted in 1975’s Strange Tales #179. Created by Jim Starlin, who also created or co-created such characters as Thanos, Drax the Destroyer and Gamora, Pip is most often associated with the fan-favorite Adam Warlock, for whom he serves as a comedic foil.
Of course, another possibility is Dinklage could provide the voice for one of the members of Thanos’ Black Order, which includes Corvus Glaive, Proxima Midnight, Ebony Maw and Cull Obsidian.
Directed by Joe and Anthony Russo, Avengers: Infinity War stars Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Jeremy Renner, Scarlett Johansson, Anthony Mackie, Paul Rudd, Elizabeth Olsen, Tom Holland, Benedict Cumberbatch, Chadwick Boseman, Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Bradley Cooper, Vin Diesel, Tom Hiddleston, and Josh Brolin. The film arrives April 27.