It seems like the Shazam! movie star Zachary Levi still has some feelings for his previous comic book movie role in his heart as he recently revealed that he wanted Thor & The Warrior Three to have their own trilogy of sorts. On the other side, as we all know that he is going to bring one of the most powerful superheroes of DC comics, Shazam! in the theaters very soon.
Well, Zachary Levi was in talks with Empire Magazine where he talked about the expectations he had with the character of Fandral which he played in the movie Thor and how the character didn’t turn out to be the way he thought it would. He stated,
“I just don’t think those characters were quite utilized to the best of their abilities, Thor and the Warriors Three could have been a really cool little trilogy of team movies, and we didn’t really have that much impact. Particularly not in Ragnarok – I mean, I didn’t even have a line.”
“When I got cast as Fandral in the first one, though I wasn’t able to do it, I knew that the Warriors Three could be really fun characters if they ever developed them but they just didn’t,” Zachary Levi admitted this during a set visit of his movie Shazam! “They didn’t in the first one, they didn’t really in The Dark World. It’s not to say that there wasn’t some moments that were shot that weren’t used ultimately in the movie.”
“Even when I got killed, there was more to that scene,” Levi added “Granted maybe 30 seconds more, like a line here, a line there, kill, kill, you’re dead. But I knew Fandral could be fodder, would be fodder, I don’t know. Unless Marvel really wanted to be like, ‘And we want every single character we’ve ever seen, particularly demi-gods come on, to be able to be a part of Avengers.’ But then the truth is, to be honest, if let’s say Fandral was still alive and let’s say they had me to be in the [Avengers: Infinity War], I’d probably be sitting in Atlanta for three months doing almost nothing while everyone else [worked]…and then they’d be, ‘Okay now we’re ready for you and you guys go in.’ And then we’d get killed then. So the way it all worked out is it exactly the way it was supposed to.”
The movie Shazam! is scheduled to release on April 5.
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