Zachary Levy is looking back on his time in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Speaking at the 2021 DragonCon, the 40-year-old actor recalled playing Warrior Three member Phandral in the Thor movies, revealing that it was indeed a disappointing role for him.
Zachary was first cast as Phandral in the first Thor film, which was released in 2011. Due to scheduling conflicts with his show Chuck, Zachary was replaced by Josh Dallas.
Josh left the role after the first film, and Zachary was again offered the role of Fandrel for the sequel, Thor: The Dark World. He accepted the role, but there was 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 began, Zachary realized that he did not have a major role in The Dark World, and that the third installment, Thor: Ragnarok, would have even less screen time.
“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 to be a 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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