According to Comic Book Movie on Feb. 2, in an Empire magazine interview with Peter Dinklage and Bryan Singer about the "X-Men: Days of Future Past" film, comparisons between Bolivar Trask of Trask Industries and Hitler had been made. Dinklage could hardly compare Trask to Hitler, but he does feel that there is a level of sympathy that he felt for his character as the Sentinel creator believes he's doing the world a bit of good by ridding society of mutants.
"I wouldn't go so far as Hitler. I sympathize with the man, having played him, and I don't know how one does that with Hitler...Trask does actually believe that what he's doing is going to save the world".
Director Singer seems to be able to draw parallels between Trask and Hitler. This means that he feels that Trask is somehow bringing humans together and out of their own rivalries by uniting them against what he considers a menace to all humans. Singer felt this analogous to the opening scene in one of the "X-Men" films where Erik Lehnsherr is taken away from his Jewish parents and thinks, like Trask, is using a similar motive.
"Trask is, ultimately, a peace lover. He feels that humanity will go on fighting each other unless they find some common element to unite against. Perhaps as Hitler used the Jews as a scapegoat to bond the darker parts of Europe, he's doing the same thing with mutants".
Considering Dinklage is a little person, Singer also had mentioned that Trask's size may have had something to do with having been underestimated most of his life and by bringing these massive, adaptive technological creatures to life, that this could then prove something to himself and people who didn't think so highly of him in the past.
"I'm a huge fan of his. But there's also something interesting about his size. I'm sure he went very underestimated throughout life. Trask comments on that - I don't know if it'll be in the final picture - but he says, 'I was underestimated, so do not underestimate these creatures.'"
Dinklage thing brings back the Hitler/Trask comparison. The fact that his small stature probably leaves him to also to think he's mutant-like which probably have lead to a form of self-loathing. Dinklage recalls how Hitler wasn't of great height either as well having not had the characteristics of an Aryan either.
"I am this guy who's four and a half feet tall, but my life doesn't constantly address it. With me playing that role, I had to think about that stuff. I'm not going to play my violin, but with my dwarfism, I'm a bit of a mutant. I can't move metal or anything, but I thought of it as self-loathing. Deep down, Trask can be quite sensitive about that aspect of himself. And sorry to go back to Hitler, but he wasn't a six foot, perfect blond Aryan. He was a short, funny looking fellow. And talk about a moustache!"
Jennifer Lawrence, who also plays Mystique in the "X-Men" sequel, just like a typical reporter or interviewer, would attempt to get juicy details of "Game of Thrones" from Dinklage, only to quickly shout that she and her friend didn't want to hear any of it.
"Jen Lawrence is quite a fan of 'Game of Thrones'. She and her friend would grill me for information, then cover their ears saying they didn't want to hear any of it! I wasn't going to tell them anything anyway, but it was fun to play around..."
"X-Men: Days of Future Past" is scheduled to be released on May 23.