Not all of the Warriors Three will be returning for Thor 2. While Volstagg (Ray Stevenson) and Hogun (Tadanobu Asano) will be reprising their roles as two of the warriors from Thor, Fandral (Josh Dallas) apparently will not. Dallas’ prior commitments to the ABC series, Once Upon a Time, will prevent him from joining the sequel. So reports have it that Marvel is looking to ex-secret agent super-spy, Zachary Levi (Chuck) to fill the role. Hit the jump for more.
Heat Vision reports that talks have yet to begin, but an offer is imminent for Levi to join the Asgardian vanguard. Marvel has no comment on the report. In a strange twist of fate, Levi was originally offered the role in Thor back in 2010, but had to decline due to his commitments to NBC’s Chuck. The role then went to Stuart Townsend (The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen), who then departed, which allowed Dallas to take up the sword. Now that Dallas is the one with a television commitment, Levi may be free to travel to Asgard after all. (It’s a good thing Levi isn’t stepping into Stevenson’s shoes as Volstagg; he is not what one would call, “voluminous.”)
Thor 2 is gearing up for a July start on production with Alan Taylor (Game of Thrones) sitting in the director’s chair. Returning for the sequel will be stars Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Idris Elba and Anthony Hopkins, while Mads Mikkelsen is in talks to play the villain, a role expounded on by Kevin Feige in a recent interview. What do you think of this potential casting, commenters?