SPOILER ALERT: Warning, this article contains spoilers from Avengers: Infinity War. Proceed at your own risk.
Peter Dinklage is no stranger to the Marvel Universe. Before he was cast in a secret role in Avengers: Infinity War, he was terrorizing the X-Men over the in FOX universe in X-Men: Days of Future Past as Bolivar Trask. Now he’s taunting the Avengers in Infinity War, at least we think he’s taunting them, if the latest speculations are true.
If you’re curious about about this Game of Thrones actor’s role in the film and don’t mind potentially being spoiled, let’s take a look at the current theories about who he could be playing.
Note: This article has been updated to reflect the events of Avengers: Infinity War.
Peter was first announced to be joining the cast of Infinity War back in January of 2017. Since then fans have been wondering which character Peter would be playing or voicing. Peter’s name was spotted on the film’s poster as recently as March of 2018, which further fueled the fan theories.
The current theory is that Peter will be be voicing one of Thanos’ Black Order members, Corvus Glaive. Fans believe they can hear Peter’s voice for Corvus in this new Infinity War clip. However, this is not true. Cinemablend confirmed that Michal Shaw will be voicing Corvus Glaive.
Motion capture artist Terry Notary will be doing the performance capture for Cull Obsidian. Different voice actors have recently been named for the film, including Fargo‘s Carrie Coon, who’s voicing and doing the motion capture for Proxima Midnight. It was also recently confirmed that Tom Vaughan-Lawlor would be voicing and doing the performance capture for Ebony Maw.
Pip the Troll
The first fan theory was that Peter would be playing a Marvel character named Pip. Pip was one of Adam Warlock’s companions when Adam was part of the Infinity Watch. Adam and Pip became friends when they escaped the Magus’ control. At one point Thanos destroyed Pip’s mind, but Adam restored him with the Soul Stone.
The Soul Stone is the last Infinity Stone to be discovered in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. While this is a plausible theory, Adam Warlock is not in Avengers: Infinity War, so there’s no way this particular storyline could take place exactly how it did in the comics. This theory is not true either. Pip the Troll is not in Avengers: Infinity War, which means that Peter Dinklage is playing…
Eitri, King of Nidavellir
Another character whom Peter could be playing is Eitri, the King of the Nidavellir Dwarves. Eitri is a likely choice because of his connection to Thor. We know that Thor is going to need a replacement for Mjolnir, which he will get in Infinity War. Stormbreaker, Thor’s new weapon, just so happened to be forged by Eitri in the comics. This could be how Peter factors into the film.
Confirmed! Peter Dinklage plays Eirtri in the film! When Thor needs a new weapon, a weapon that can defeat a Titan like Thanos, he goes to Nidavellir to seek out Eirtri’s skills. Peter Dinklage plays a fantastic version of this character so keep your eyes out for him!
Avengers: Infinity War hits theaters on April 27, 2018.