Thor: The Dark World star Zachary Levi attended an Apple Q&A in New York City on Monday where he boasted about his co-stars and expressed his excitement for playing the character Fandral.
The 33-year-old was originally cast as the member of the Warriors Three for the 2011 prequel but turned down the role because of his commitment to NBC's Chuck, which was renewed for extra episodes that year. The role was then offered to Josh Dallas, who couldn't join the sequel because of his current TV series, Once Upon A Time. Since Chuck ended in 2012, Levi was available to play Fandral in The Dark World.
"I was like 'this is so strange that my schedule conflicted and I couldn't play it and now his schedule is conflicting and he can't play it,'" Levi said. "And Marvel, they were like 'hey we really enjoyed your almost performance the first time, would you like to kind of take over the reigns?'"
Levi seized the opportunity to star alongside actors he admires, including Natalie Portman, who plays Thor's love interest, Jane Foster.
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"The only scene that I had with Natalie, she was knocked out in the skiff so we didn't really get to work together but we exchanged hellos on set," he said. "She was incredibly lovely and gorgeous and I'm very jealous of her husband."
Aside from Benjamin Millepied's wife, the current Broadway star also bragged about the rest of his co-stars, primarily Chris Hemsworth (Thor) and Tom Hiddleston (Loki).
"Chris and Tom, I consider them to be buddies of sorts," he said. "We joked around a lot on set."
One co-star, however, that Levi never got to meet was Christopher Eccleston, who plays the supervillain Malekith.
"I don't even know if I met Chris Eccleston even at the premiere. He's like the main guy and I never once met him," he said. "But he did such a good job in the movie... I was just like 'wow, that guy is evil.'"
While Levi said he hopes to continue his role in a potential third Thor installment, he also revealed what other production he'd love to be a part of.
"If they ever found it in their crazy schemes to have us in the Avengers movie, I think that would be pretty awesome too," he said. "I'll just swing through frame and that's it. Just one frame, that's all I want."