Actor Peter Dinklage, who is known for his roles as Tyrion Lannister in Game Of Thrones, spoke about his role as antagonist Scourge in Transformers: Rise of the Beasts.
“He’s the boss, but he also has a boss in Unicron. He has to answer to that guy who eats planets, so he’s a bit of a threat. And I think it’s just because he’s treated so poorly by that guy, he just transfers that down to his minions,” the actor said in an interview with Screen Rant.
He added, “They’re like locusts, right? They just want to consume, destroy, and they don’t have any moral compass, so why not? But it’s a lot of fun. Villains are, in my experience, the most fun you can have at the movies because they don’t care.”
Peter also expressed his admiration for the setting of the film, which takes place in the 90s. Revealing that he moved from Vermont to New York City in 1991, he said, “I lived in Williamsburg throughout the ’90s up until about 2002, which seemed like the set of a Transformers movie, the desolate streets of Williamsburg, Brooklyn in the ’90s. I knew the world very well; that time period and the music. It was that time of real, just sort of, you felt the world changing, but it hadn’t fully gone there yet.”
The film is a sequel to the 2018 film Bumblebee and is inspired by the ’90s Beast Wars cartoon. Transformers: Rise of the Beasts is directed by Steven Caple Jr who is best known for directing the Rocky spinoff Creed II.
The human cast of the film includes Anthony Ramos, Dominique Fishback, Tobe Nwigwe, and Luna Lauren Vélez. While Peter Cullen returns to voice the leader of Autobots Optimus Prime, the rest of the Transformers voice cast includes Ron Perlman, Pete Davidson, Liza Koshy, Michelle Yeoh, John DiMaggio, and Peter Dinklage.