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Chuck in talks for Thor 2

Zachary Levi in Thor?

By Robert T. Trate     June 11, 2012
Source: Empire Magazine

Casting change-up! We have a casting change-up! Word arrived on Friday via Entertainment Weekly that Josh Dallas, AKA Thor’s Fandral, would regretfully have to skip shooting the sequel because he’s committed to work on the fantasy drama Once Upon A Time. Marvel, it would appear, has acted quickly to start locking down a replacement and Chuck's / Tangled's Zachary Levi is in early talks to take over the part.
If he does sign a deal – which is apparently looking likely – it’ll be cosmic karma worthy of Asgard itself with Levi. See, he was in talks to play that very role in the original but had to pull out when his own show (spy comedy drama Chuck) was rescued from cancellation. With Chuck now officially finished, it looks like Levi is finally getting his turn as Fandral.

He’ll be joining a cast that already includes returning thesps Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Idris Elba and Anthony Hopkins, along with some guy one or two of you seem to be fans of… Tom Heidelberg? Higginbotham? Hiddleston! That’s it… And, more recently, Mads Mikkelsen entered negotiations to play another villain.

Game Of Thrones veteran Alan Taylor is preparing to start cranking the cameras next month. No word has yet leaked on what the plot will be, but we’re promised a darker look at Asgard this time around.
 
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st8fromvegas 6/11/2012 9:54:18 AM

wow im first,im first.....so i dont know why but i just dont like this guy and soooooo dont want to see him in a super hero movie.maybe its the tard he played in the chipmunks movie my kids watch.something erks me about him.oh yeah.....IM FIRST,IM FIRST,IM FIRST.

Wiseguy 6/11/2012 10:40:25 AM

st8fromvegas don't be so vague and stop beating around the bush, so do you like this guy or not?

 I saw the 1st chipmunk film but don't remember him and never got into Chuck so I've no preconceived notions. I think he'll be ok, a blonde wig, a douchey goatee and voila.

violator14 6/11/2012 10:51:48 AM

Im third im third!!! Oh goody goody gum drops, Im THIRD!!!!!!   YEESS!!!!!!!

ElBaz13 6/11/2012 10:59:28 AM

He was in the second Chipmunks movie which I got dragged into. He was the only good part of the film. He played Dave's cousin, a goofy/slacker.

FerretJohn 6/11/2012 11:03:14 AM

It's hard to get the uber-geeky Chuck character, a pretty-near polar opposite from the suave playa that is Fandral, out of my head.  But if he can pull it off then I guess the type-cast will be thoroughly broken.  Time to see how good an actor he really is.

isgrimner 6/11/2012 2:13:25 PM

Crap, I was hoping I was going to be seventh!  Maybe a bust out a double post?  I liked Chuck and liked Zachary Levi.  Though it seems a bit part.

marcd30319 6/11/2012 3:57:43 PM

I like Josh Dallas fine as Fandral.  He came off like Errol Flynn.  I'm sure Zachary Levi will do well.

OmegaDean 6/11/2012 5:40:11 PM

I liked Chuck... I think he'll be pretty good

trollman 6/11/2012 8:28:56 PM

A change like this is minor. Not as major as when they recast Rhody in Iron Man 2... I hardly noticed who played Fandral in the first Thor.

lusiphur 6/12/2012 6:53:21 AM

 Agreed trollman.  Perhaps Fandral will have a larger role in the sequel.  And considering Levy was their original pick to play the part, it may work out just fine.  

Just please bring back Kat Dennings, my future ex-wife (in an alternate universe).

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