First picture of Peter Dinklage in new ‘X-Men’ movie released

'Game Of Thrones' plays the film's villain, a military scientist called Boliver Trask

The first picture of Peter Dinklage in X-Men: Days Of Future Past has been released, and appears at the top of this article.

The Game Of Thrones actor plays the film’s villain, Bolivar Trask, a military scientist who created a range of robots called “Sentinels” whose purpose is to destroy mutants.

In addition to the first picture of Dinklage as Trask, a mock website for the character’s company, Trask Industries, has appeared online, and a promotional film for the fictitious industrial firm has been uploaded to YouTube. Scroll down and click ‘play’ to watch it.

Dinklage recently appeared with the rest of the X-Men: Days Of Future Past cast at San Diego Comic-Con and director Bryan Singer shared a snap of the starry ensemble, which includes Ian McKellen, Patrick Stewart, Michael Fassbender, James McAvoy, Jennifer Lawrence, Halle Berry and Hugh Jackman.

Singer began filming X-Men: Days Of Future Past in Montreal, Canada back in April and the shoot is set to last until at least September. Some of the action takes place in 1973, the director has revealed, and time travel will be used as a major plot device. The film is scheduled to open in cinemas on July 18, 2014.