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Zachary Levi Explains Why He Was Disappointed with His Role in the 'Thor' Movies

Zachary Levi Explains Why He Was Disappointed with His Role in the 'Thor' Movies

Zachary Levi is looking back at his time in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

While speaking at the 2021 DragonCon, the 40-year-old actor recalled playing Warrior Three member Fandral in the Thor movies, revealing that it was actually a disappointing role for him.

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Zachary was first cast as Fandral in the first Thor movie, which was released back in 2011. Due to a scheduling conflict with his show Chuck, Zachary was replaced by Josh Dallas.

Josh then left the role after the first movie and Zachary was offered the role of Fandral again for the sequel, Thor: The Dark World. He accepted the role, but did have some hesitation.

“To be honest, I had seen the first one, and I didn’t really feel like The Warriors Three were used all that well,” Zachary said (via The Direct). So, I was like, ‘Hey, are you going to actually use these folks?’ And they said, ‘Oh no, we’re gonna use The Warriors Three a lot in Thor: The Dark World. A lot. Yeah, you’re going to be busy.’ And I was like, ‘Okay,’ so I signed up for it.”

Once production started, Zachary realized that he didn’t have the big of a role in The Dark World, and would have even less screen time in third installment, Thor: Ragnarok.

“I didn’t have that much to do, you know? And really, nothing to do in the third one,” Zachary explained. “I knew I was going to die in the third one. I didn’t know I was going to die, having said nothing. Even the few words they gave me were going to be taken away…and even if I didn’t die, they were probably going to snap me out of existence anyway, who am I kidding?”

Despite the disappointment, Zachary is still very grateful for being part of the Marvel Universe.

“I died in the Marvel Universe… and then I got reborn in the DC Universe,” Zachary said, referencing his Shazam! role. “And I can’t even tell you how unbelievably cool that is and how grateful I am for that.”

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