Peter Dinklage made his acting debut in the 1995 comedy-drama ‘Living in Oblivion’. After appearing in a series of supporting parts in much of the 1990s and early 2000s, he made his breakthrough by starring in the Tom McCarthy-directed comedy-drama ‘The Station Agent’ in 2003, which had him play a railroad-obsessed introvert who inherits an abandoned train depot. He was cast in the role by director Tom McCarthy who recalled fondly his appearance in McCarthy’s play ‘The Killing Act’ in 1995. For his performance, he received a Screen Actors Guild Award nomination for Best Actor and an Independent Spirit Awards nomination for Best Male Lead. In the same year, Dinklage played the title role in the play ‘Richard III’ at The Public Theater. He also played a children’s book author in the comedy ‘Elf’.
In 2006, Dinklage appeared in the Sidney Lumet-directed crime film ‘Find Me Guilty’. He followed with roles in the films ‘Underdog’ in 2007, the British film ‘Death at a Funeral’ in 2007, with its American remake of the same name in 2010 and Trumpkin in the high fantasy film ‘The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian’ in 2008.
Dinklage gained international recognition in 2011 with the HBO fantasy drama series ‘Game of Thrones’ for his portrayal of Tyrion Lannister. As of 2016, Dinklage has received consecutive Primetime Emmy nominations from 2011 to 2016 including two wins for the role as well as one Golden Globe Award. In 2017, Dinklage became one of the highest paid actors on television and earned £2 million per episode of ‘Game of Thrones’.
Dinklage provided the voice of Captain Gutt in the 2012 computer-animated comedy ‘Ice Age: Continental Drift’, which earned over $877 million—his highest grossing release as of 2016. In 2014, he played supervillain Bolivar Trask in the superhero film ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’. The same year, he voiced Ghost in the video game ‘Destiny’, but was later replaced by Nolan North. He then starred in the comedy ‘Pixels’ in 2015, ‘The Boss’ in 2016 and the computer-animated comedy ‘The Angry Birds Movie’ in 2016.
At this point, the question that might be circling your mind is what is the next Peter Dinklage movie or TV show? Well, the good news is that we have a clear answer to that question. Here’s the list of upcoming Peter Dinklage films/TV shows scheduled to release in 2019 and 2020. We can only hope that the latest Peter Dinklage movies would be as good as some of his recent ones.
1. The Angry Birds Movie 2 (2019)
‘The Angry Birds Movie 2’ is an upcoming 3D computer-animated action comedy film produced by Rovio Animation. The sequel to the 2016 film ‘The Angry Birds Movie’, it is scheduled for release on August 16, 2019 by Columbia Pictures through its parent company Sony Pictures Releasing.
A sequel to ‘The Angry Birds Movie’ was announced in August 2016. It will be directed by Thurop Van Orman, co-directed by John Rice, and written by Peter Ackerman. John Cohen will return from ‘The Angry Birds Movie’ to serve as producer, with animation again handled by Sony Pictures Imageworks. Sony Pictures Animation was originally going to co-produce the film, but has since dropped out of the project.
In April 2018, the majority of the voice cast was announced. Sudeikis, Gad, McBride, Hader, and Dinklage will reprise their roles from the first film. Jones will voice a new female villain. In December 2018, Nicki Minaj joined the cast of the film. The film is scheduled to be released on August 16, 2019, to mark the 10th anniversary of the release of the original Angry Birds game. The film’s date was moved ahead three times, from September 20, 2019, to September 6, 2019, and then August 16, 2019.
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2. The Croods 2 (2020)
‘The Croods’ sequel will now be also joined by the fabulous Peter Dinklage alongside Nicolas Cage, Emma Stone, and Ryan Reynolds who would reprise their roles in the sequel. Accordingly, the movie will have Nicolas Cage as Grugg, Emma Stone as Eep, Ryan Reynolds as Guy, Clark Duke as Thunk, Catherine Keener as Ugga and Cloris Leachman as Gran. Leslie Mann and Kat Dennings are also included in the cast. Mann would lend her voice to an upscale mother of a rival family, while Dennings would voice her daughter. In this film, the Croods will face their biggest threat since leaving the cave, which is an another family. Dinklage will voice the character, Phil Betterman. In October 2017, it was reported that Joel Crawford will serve as director and Mark Swift is set to produce. ‘The Croods 2′ is set to be released on September 18, 2020.
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3. The Dwarf (TBA)
‘Game Of Thrones’ star Peter Dinklage will star opposite Alexander Skarsgard as a Machiavellian right-hand man in renaissance action film ‘The Dwarf’. Brad Anderson is on board to direct from a screenplay he wrote with Lyn Vaus. Dinklage will play a fearless man who proves his mettle and earns the trust of a prince after he conquers an all-time wrestling champion in a contest. Once he has jockeyed for position next to the seat of power, the dwarf pledges his undying loyalty and resorts to assassinations and subterfuge in his merciless quest to protect his new master. Sriram Das, Marc Rosen and Dinklage serve as producers on The Dwarf and Robert Ogden Barnum and Mark Collins are the executive producers.
4. Game of Thrones (2011 – )
The final season of HBO’s urban myth ‘Game of Thrones‘ is almost here. ‘It’s now officially the year that Game of Thrones comes back,’ HBO has tweeted in January. Based on George R. R. Martin’s fantasy series, the epic series enters into its eighth and final season this spring. On November 13, HBO unveiled the teaser trailer of GoT season 8. The last season will be premiered on April 14, 2019.
Fans have already started mulling how deeply they would miss Peter Dinklage and his GoT character Tyrion Lannister. Dinklage joined the series in May 2009 and has been a regular till the seventh season. He was the creators’, George R.R. Martin, David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, one and only choice for Lannister. Dinklage reprised his role in ‘Game of Thrones: A Telltale Games Series.’ Dinklage was nominated for Emmy Award for Best Supporting Actor in a drama series for his performance as Lannister in 2011 and won the award at the 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards in September. He was nominated again for Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Drama Series in the following years for all the seven seasons and won his second Emmy for season 5.
Lannister also earned him the Best Supporting Actor Award at the Golden Globe Awards in 2011. Dinklage’s Lannister is among returnees for season 8. Reports suggest that there will be only six episodes in the grand finale and each episode of the final season will be of feature length. Peter Dinklage has recently revealed to the EW that some of the GoT season 8 characters will suffer ‘painful endings. But the actor didn’t slip out more details. Game of Thrones season 8 will premiere on April 14, 2019.
5. The Thicket (TBA)
‘The Thicket’ is an adaptation of Joe Lansdale’s crime thriller novel of the same name. The movie is produced by Gianni Nunnari’s Hollywood Gang along with Dinklage and his long-time manager David Ginsberg’s joint production venture. The dark thriller is set in East Texas of the early 20th century. The plot follows a naive young man, Jack whose sister is abducted by the ruthless criminal Cut Throat Bill. With the system turns its head against his plea for justice to his sister, Jack takes things to his own hands. With the help of a bounty hunter, Shorty, played by Dinklage, he sets on his trail. The grave-digger, alcoholic, who is the son of an ex-slave and a sex worker, also join the gang. The trio traces back the hints and evidences left behind by the kidnapping party only to end up in the deadly no-man’s land, The Big Thicket and a bloody climactic showdown. ‘The Thicket’ is directed by Elliott Lester.
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