When Zachary Levi‘s name was tossed into the mix for those auditioning for the role of Star-Lord, many fans wondered if that meant there was a chance we’d see him tackling another MCU role down the line. After all, Levi had just replaced Josh Dallas as Fandral in the Thor films prior to being in the running for Star-Lord. But Fandral is a small role, and Levi has proven to be a favorite when it comes to fan casting other Marvel roles, so it didn’t seem entirely impossible. As it turns out, it isn’t. Levi recently did an interview with Den of Geek for the upcoming Heroes reboot on NBC, and he talked about how he’d spoken with Kevin Feige about the possibility of tackling another role, should the right one come along.
It was a topic that was brought up with Levi was asked if he’d been returning for Thor: Ragnarok, which is set to begin filming next summer. While Levi stated that he wasn’t sure, he went on to say that, he’d love to return, but that there were other Marvel roles he would “love to play” one day too. Naturally, this led the folks over at Den of Geeks to pry further, asking Levi if that meant there wasn’t a clause that prevented him from playing a second character in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. And surprisingly, the answer was no.
So playing Fandral doesn’t preclude playing a different character?
Oh no. I had a very interesting talk with Kevin Feige early on about it all and he said, “Look, it doesn’t preclude you from playing another Marvel character.” Chris Evans was The Human Torch and Captain America. Ray Stevenson was The Punisher and Volstagg. I did point out to him, “In fairness, neither Fantastic Four nor The Punisher was actually a Marvel movie. You were a part of it but they were produced by other studios.” But he said, “Look, I totally understand that but don’t worry about it.” I don’t know, if there’s a right role that comes along and they want me to play it, I’d love to.
With the year winding down, expect to begin hearing some official announcements from Marvel concerning the third Thor movie over the next coming months – specifically, a director announcement.
Thor: Ragnarok is set to hit movie theaters on November 3rd, 2017.
Source: Den of Geek.