The third Avengers film won't hold back on budget. All to bring as much action and star power the filmmakers can pack into two-plus hours. And now the studio has earmarked a Game of Thrones actor for this upcoming feature as well as a currently untitled fourth installment. Avengers: Infinity War is in pre-production mode, before it starts shooting in Atlanta and Scotland. Giving time to allow discussions to get underway to bring Peter Dinklage into the fold.
The Joe and Anthony Russo picture is said to reunite most of the familiar faces including Robert Downey Jr.'s Tony Stark, Mark Ruffalo's Hulk and Scarlett Johansson's Black Widow. Although some crossover will occur to make it the largest collection of heroes on one stage in the MCU. Therefore the plans from Marvel are to shoot Infinity War and the fourth movie back-to-back for an earlier release.
Dinklage Already Has History With Marvel
X-Men: Days of Future Past was a home run for the franchise back in 2014, with the film scoring a 91% with both critics and moviegoers. The film also showed Dinklage's knock for the genre with his role as villain Bolivar Trask. His typical dry wit and cunning intellect was on show and transitioned well from his award winning role as Tyrion Lannister on the HBO series. A production that has landed the actor a Golden Globe and two Emmys in the process. Not too shabby!
Precisely what character he plays in Infinity War is anyone's guess, as Marvel has kept those details under wraps. Yet to sign on the dotted line to join the superhero blockbuster, insiders believe it is just a matter of agreeing to terms. Especially if it means Dinklage is sure to play a greater role within the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Screenplay To Take Inspiration From 1992 Comic
Without a plot synopsis to speak of, the current premise is likely to derive from a combination of Guardians of the Galaxy, Captain America: Civil War, Doctor Strange and Thor: Ragnarok. All as Josh Brolin's evil Thanos becomes more prevalent. Which is fitting, considering Marvel created a series of comic books back in 1991 titled The Infinity Gauntlet. And, as a sequel from those installments, a six-issue series was born that focuses on the Thanos v Avengers battle.
Thanos' objective within this framework saw him search for the Infinity Stones to gain ultimate power. His quest has been something more of a subplot in the previous MCU creations where he eventually became front and center in Benedict Cumberbatch's stand alone movie in 2016. Watch this space for further Avengers: Infinity War updates.