‘Game of Thrones’: What’s Next for Peter Dinklage Now That He’s Done Playing Tyrion Lannister?
The end is coming. The last episode of Game of Thrones is finally upon us. Come Monday morning, we’ll finally know who has won the war for the Iron Throne (assuming there’s even an Iron Throne left to win).
Season 8 of Thrones has divided fans — a petition demanding that HBO remake the entire season has garnered nearly 1 million signatures — and fans will surely be talking for days about the show’s denouement. But love it or hate, one thing is for sure: The show’s cast won’t be going back to lives — and careers — like the ones they had before the show.
Many have already completed work on big projects, so we’ll see them again soon on either the big or small screen. That includes Peter Dinklage, who’s played the quick-witted Tyrion Lannister since the show’s premiere in 2011.
Peter Dinklage’s upcoming projects
The 49-year-old Dinklage has several upcoming movies, according to IMDB. Later this year, he’ll voice Mighty Eagle in The Angry Birds Movie 2. He’ll also lend his voice to the sequel to The Croods, which is scheduled for release in December 2020.
Dinklage won’t just be portraying animated characters, though. He’s also attached to star in The Thicket, a thriller set in West Texas about a boy who hires a bounty hunter named Reginald Jones to find his sister after she’s kidnapped by a violent killer. Dinklage will play the bounty hunter in the long-gestating project, which has been in the works since 2014.
Another upcoming project is The Dwarf, from The Machinist director Brad Anderson. Dinklage will play a Machiavellian dwarf whose advice to a medieval prince brings his kingdom to the brink of ruin. (Sounds a bit familiar….)
Dinklage is also attached to star in Rumpelstiltskin, based on the famous Brothers Grimm fairy tale. In the story, a miller lies to a king and says that his daughter can spin straw into gold. The king demands the miller’s daughter spin for him or lose her life, and an imp appears to help her out of her predicament. But he extracts a high price for his assistance.
The actor also been mentioned as a possible star of a movie called O’Lucky Day, where he’d play a con man who pretends to be a leprechaun. (Earlier in his career, Dinklage had a policy of not playing leprechauns or elves, which limited his opportunities for work.)
Movie audience could even see Dinklage in a remake of the classic 1969 Sam Peckinpah Wester The Wild Bunch. Mel Gibson, who is set to director, reportedly wants Michael Fassbender, Jaime Foxx, and Dinklage to star.
Other upcoming projects for Game of Thrones stars
Dinklage’s Game of Thrones co-stars also have big things ahead of them. Sophie Turner, who plays Sansa Stark, will star as Jean Grey in the latest X-Men movie, Dark Phoenix, which opens on June 7.
Maisie Turner (Arya Stark) will play Wolfsbane in The New Mutants, another X-Men movie. That movie is supposed to come out in August, but it’s been delayed many times, so fans are skeptical that we’ll see it this summer.
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Jaime Lannister) will play a police officer in the upcoming Domino. The movie also stars Carice Van Houten (Melisandre). It’s in theaters May 31.
Emilia Clarke (Daenerys Targaryen) will star in Above Suspicion as an FBI agent’s informant and lover in a small Kentucky town.
As for Kit Harrington, who played Jon Snow, he seems to be taking a bit of break — he doesn’t have any upcoming projects announced.