The cast of Marvel’s third Avengers movie, Avengers: Infinity War is already on the large side. What’s more, the story of the movie is so big that it can only be contained by two films. So while Infinity War is no longer strictly a two-part movie, this and Avengers 4 are shooting back-to-back, so there’s considerable crossover in the story.
Variety reports that Game of Thrones star Peter Dinklage is in talks for a “key role” in both Avengers: Infinity War and the still-untitled Avengers 4. With Game of Thrones season 7 recently having wrapped principal photography, that leaves Dinklage plenty of time off from his role as Tyrion Lannister for the Infinity War shoot, which should kick off in the summer.
So who could this key role be?
Well, Variety has no info on that, but we have some ideas. Since Infinity War pits the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe against Thanos in a story that will at least be loosely based on the famous Infinity Gauntlet story by Jim Starlin, George Perez, and Ron Lim, one part in particular springs to mind.
That would be Pip the Troll, the wise-cracking, hedonistic, badass who gets mixed up in all manner of cosmic trouble. Sound familiar? And if this means there’s a chance we could get Dinklage as Pip hanging around in a future Guardians Of The Galaxy movie, even better.
We’ll update this with more info if/when Marvel confirms Mr Dinklage’s involvement. Avengers: Infinity War will open on May 4th 2018 with Avengers 4 to follow on May 3rd 2019.