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Tuesday, July 30, 2013

This Is Peter Dinklage As a Mad Scientist. You're Welcome.

Posted by Erik Henriksen on Tue, Jul 30, 2013 at 1:59 PM

A bunch of viral marketing for X-Men: Days of Future Past went online a few hours ago, and I'm not going to post any of it because I don't feel like posting ads for a movie that doesn't come out for 11 goddamn months. HOWEVER. I will make ONE exception, which is posting this Days of Future Past image of Peter Dinklage as Bolivar Trask. Trask—in the comics, at least—is an EVIL WALT DISNEY* who builds GIANT ROBOTS that are designed to EXTERMINATE MUTANTS! Here's Dinklage as Trask, sometime in the '70s. It is a glorious thing to behold.

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X-Men: Days of Future Past will come out on May 23, 2014, which is so incredibly far away that all sorts of things could happen before then: You could get hit by a truck! You could get pregnant and have a baby! Someone close to you could die. We could decide to start taking care of each other and advancing humankind rather than continuing to wallow in our own filth! You could win the lottery! You could find a testicular lump. You could find a way to make your daily existence marginally less pointless! You could fall in love! You could be murdered! You could murder someone! WHO KNOWS! So let's hold off on getting excited for yet another X-Men movie for at least a few more months.

That picture is still awesome, though.

*Trask first showed up in X-Men comics in the '60s, long before anyone could possibly ever imagine that one day the Walt Disney Company would shell out four billion dollars to buy Marvel lock, stock, and barrel. Given Marvel's current corporate owners, my guess is the whole Disney-as-mad-scientist thing probably wouldn't go over so well today.


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