Fans loved it when Peter Dinklage was cast in the role of Bolivar Trask in Bryan Singer's X-Men: Days of Future Past. A lot of people have been calling him a villain, but the actor doesn't see the character in that light. Trask is the founder of Trask Industries, which was created in 1967 and specializes in “genetics-based defense technology with [their] Mutant Detection Device and Sentinel program.” Trask sees the mutants as a threat and his goal is to try to protect the human race from extinction. When talking to EW he talked about his character:
“I didn’t want to play the villain. He’s a man of science. He’s a man of invention. He actually sees what he’s doing as a good thing — [his ambition is] definitely blind and he’s quite arrogant. He’s strove all his life for a certain respect and attention.”
He then reveals one of his human opponents in the film:
"He’s up against Richard Nixon. He’s got some hurdles.”
I imagine Nixon isn't going to be easy to deal with. Dinklage is going to be awesome in this movie! X-Men: Days of Future Past will land in theaters on May 23rd, 2014.