Days Of Future Past News: Dinklage Will Face Off Against Nixon And Evan Peters Talks About Running Really Fast
It’s been a while since we’ve heard any news from Bryan Singer‘s X-Men inbetweequel, Days of Future Past. We’ve had a few post production Twitter teasers, but we haven’t heard from the actors lately. Today two interviews have hit featuring Peter Dinklage and Evan Peters talking about the new roles they’ll be bringing to life on the big screen. Dinklage talks about Bolivar Trask and how he’s not really a bad guy and Evan Peters talks about some of the filming tricks Singer used to pull off Quicksilver‘s super speed.
Dinklage recently wrapped filming for Days of Future Past and is currently hard at work on season 4 of Game of Thrones. The actor recently spoke with EW about becoming the mustachioed scientist Bolivar Trask. The actor says the man that creates the mutant hunting Sentinels isn’t really a bad guy. The Dink described the role, saying “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.” Obviously the scientist will come into conflict with Charles and his school of gifted youngsters as well as Magneto and his crew, but Dinklage revealed a surprising adversary Trask will tackle “He’s up against Richard Nixon. [Dinklage said with a wry smile] He’s got some hurdles.” We’ve seen a Twitter tease of the president, but it will be interesting to see how the White House and Trask Industries butt heads.
In an interview with IGN, Evan Peters talked about some of the camera trickery that was used to bring Quicksilver‘s super speed to life.
They used motion capture. I don’t know what I can say about it and not get in trouble, I really don’t. But they shot a lot of slow motion. They brought in an amazing camera, the Phantom — it’s, like, 3600 frames per second. They brought in these huge, bright lights and did some amazing, amazing stuff with it. I’m excited to see it all cut together and check all that out. It’s going to be really cool.
After confirming that the majority of his scenes will be with Hugh Jackman and James McAvoy in the film’s 1970s portion, Peters said he plays Quicksilver as a “twitchy” teenager. While that doesn’t jive with what we know from the comics, Peters pointed out that Singer has a lot of creative freedom that allows him to do whatever he wants to make the story he envisions:
Bryan Singer has a lot of creative freedom on these X-Men movies — he can do pretty much whatever he wants with them.
[on negative reaction from fans] There’s always that risk, but I think at the end of the day, you want to try to make the best movie you can. You kinda gotta go with your gut on that.
With post production well underway, and Singer locked up in the editing room, hopefully it won’t be too long before some more official images and maybe even a snippet of footage is released. There are a lot of moving parts to the film but Quicksilver and Dinklage‘s Bolivar Trask are two things that have gotten the lion’s share of fans’ attention. It will be interesting to see how Trask and Quicksilver are presented in the film. What do you think about the actor’s comments?