Zachary Levi Responds To THOR 2 'Fandral' Rumbling

While not exactly confirming his inclusion, Chuck actor Zachary Levi has responded to the "rumbling" that he'll take over the role of Fandral in the anticipated Thor followup! Check it out!

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By DCMarvelFreshman - 7/10/2012


Not too long after actor Joshua Dallas confirmed he wouldn't be reprising his role in Marvel's Thor 2 followup as Fandral the Dashing, ironically, comedian-actor Zachary Levi was being re-targeted for his replacement. And while not confirming his involvement, Levi recently addressed the "rumbling" with the Huffington Post.

"There was quite a lot of rumbling that went on," Levi laughed. "That all of a sudden popped up. I was in Japan at the time and I was on Twitter and people started Tweeting me that Josh Dallas had to back out of the film and they were saying, “Oh opening! Opening!” And I think maybe my fans knew that I had to back out of Fandral back in the day, then they started this whole stuff about me in the movie."

"I can’t really comment on that at the moment, but I would be honored to be in that movie. I would be crazy honored to be in that movie. It would be this very amazing kind of kismet, serendipitous, roundabout way of being about to play the role as well. I have no intention of not acting. I’m constantly going for the roles that I can get & that I’m passionate about. It’s kind of 1 hand feeding the other. I think the more I can succeed in my acting career, the more exposure that gives to myself [...]. So I’m fully trying to do that."


Zachary Levi was originally up for 'Fandral' back in 2010, before having to decline due to a 3rd season of the Chuck series being picked up. The role was then given to Stuart Townsend, who then left the production days before filming began, citing creative differences. And eventually the role was given to Josh Dallas.

The Hollywood trades that revealed Marvel Studios were re-targeting Levi for Thor 2 also claimed that his talks were in an early stage and that negotiations had not yet begun. No word on its current stage. Anyhow, set preparations for Thor 2 is currently underway, under the working title "Thursday Mourning." What do you think?




Exploring Thor's relationship with the Asgardian all-father Odin, as well earthbound companion Jane Foster, “Thor 2” follows the God of Thunder to other worlds beyond Asgard and earth. With the Warriors Three tagging along, among other Asgardian warriors, more mythical Norse creatures are expected. “Thor 2” stars Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Anthony Hopkins, Tom Hiddleston, Mads Mikkelsen, Idris Elba, Jaimie Alexander, Zachary Levi, Tadanobu Asano, and Ray Stevenson. Alan Taylor (“Game of Thrones”) takes over directorial duties from Kenneth Branagh, who helmed the first “Thor” film. And “Thor 2” hits theaters November 15, 2013.



Source: Huffington Post
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SHHH - 7/10/2012, 4:38 PM
I Hope Not....
HavocPrime - 7/10/2012, 4:40 PM
Shame Dallas cannot make it back, but I think he would do a good job of it.
BlackCondor - 7/10/2012, 4:42 PM
Recast Hogun instead
MitchConner - 7/10/2012, 4:45 PM
I just got off the phone with my cousin in LA, this guy is lying...hes a B grade actor and dating a 80 year billion that owns a Quiznos off the turnpike...he was told that he'd get this, but Quiznos was never authorized tO offer this...false alarm
MitchConner - 7/10/2012, 4:46 PM
An 80 year old*
TheAmazingSpidey63 - 7/10/2012, 4:47 PM
Too bad Dallas won't be coming back as Fandral. D@mn. But, we'll just have to see what the future holds for Thor 2. Still, can't wait for Thor 2. :)


Stay EPIC, my friends!
Durf - 7/10/2012, 4:50 PM
I would have liked Dallas back, but we will see
Bigred20 - 7/10/2012, 4:51 PM
He said he couldn't comment at one point
If he's not in the movie why wouldn't he be able to comment
AND WTF IS HE DOING IN JAPAN?!
GUNSMITH - 7/10/2012, 4:54 PM
HOGUN NEEDS HIS FACIAL HAIR
SkateandDestroy88 - 7/10/2012, 4:57 PM
I liked the guy who was in Thor 1 (Dallas). I'm just glad to see Portman and Hopkins are coming back. It'll be cool to see where they take the solo films after the Avengers. Never seen Chuck but hear it's a good show.
TheSoulEater - 7/10/2012, 5:00 PM
I think he'd be great, give him a chance!
localman22 - 7/10/2012, 5:05 PM
Chuck was a great show, and Zachary Levi is a great actor who can handle action, comedy and drama. All the people on "Chuck" and behind the scenes on the show constantly talk about what a great guy he is. The stunt coordinator talked about how much Zack loved doing the action scenes. (By the way, he also did the voice of the hero in Disney's "Tangled.")

Levi will do an excellent job in the role if he gets it. It is pretty clear that while some fans want him in the role, they are not at the point of being able to even hint that it will happen.
JonasWepeel - 7/10/2012, 5:24 PM
"Thursday Mourning" is a great working tile. Thursday is Thor's Day!
TheAmazingSpidey63 - 7/10/2012, 5:24 PM
53...D@mn. Nice quality Thor bomb. :)
Altair - 7/10/2012, 5:27 PM
[frick] yeah!
Altair - 7/10/2012, 5:31 PM
Wait-I think that the false title could be a hint about the plot, like Cap's running title was "Frostbite". Thursday=Thor, duh, but it's interesting how they spell Mourning. As in MOURNing, not morning. And isn't this supposed to delve into Thor and Odin's relationship....
Altair - 7/10/2012, 5:36 PM
@53 I love that Asgard skyline brah
RAWRG - 7/10/2012, 5:44 PM
I would love to see Charlize Theron as Enchantress
Altair - 7/10/2012, 5:47 PM
Trudy, who is that in your avi? Beyonder?
SkateandDestroy88 - 7/10/2012, 6:09 PM
It's exciting to see who they cast for Enchantress. They gotta get a mega babe for that one. So Manderin for the villain in Iron Man III.
Sweet. Only few more days till TDKR. My friend all ready got the tickets for midnite showing !!!!!!!
CBM FANS FTW !!!!!!!!
Vital - 7/10/2012, 6:12 PM
@rewindkevin, huh? What? That made NO sense at all duder lol.

@Intruder and everyone else, yeah the casting is pretty solid. It's gonna be a great flick (hopefully lol).
darkjoker1 - 7/10/2012, 6:37 PM
awesome cant wait he was great in chuck so he will do a good as his replacement :D i have high hopes for thor 2
SkateandDestroy88 - 7/10/2012, 6:59 PM
Marvel Kicks so much Ass
figuresmaniac - 7/10/2012, 7:22 PM
I hope Loki is not turning soft
mgeoff88 - 7/10/2012, 7:38 PM
I'm a big fan of Chuck. I still miss it. Zachary Levi was great in the show.

That would be awesome if he was casted in Thor 2. Fingers crossed.
JerBear - 7/10/2012, 9:13 PM
valeriesghost - 7/10/2012, 10:02 PM
I thought he was the weekest person in the cast. Glad he's been replaced
Tallglass54 - 7/10/2012, 10:07 PM
I liked him in chuck. But I always thought he could handle a solo movie for marvel himself. I think he would be good in the roll but just personally I would like to see him have his own movie.
Orehrepus - 7/10/2012, 10:24 PM
@DCMF:

While I always like your article, I must point out that on the last paragraph, you included Zach's name on the cast list, despite the fact that you stated he didn't confirm his involvement.

Good article, nonetheless, and I hate to see Josh go, because I like him as Fandral. But I guess Once Upon A Time is picking up season 2 as well at the moment, so...

And while I like Zach as Chuck, he is SOOO not Fandral. He is not charming enough, pun intended, I should say "dashing" perhaps, LOL!
SAT - 7/11/2012, 5:11 AM
I like the guy who played him before, but I wldnt hate it if Levi got the role.

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