Den of Geek talked to Zachary Levi about his future as Fandral in the “Thor” franchise.
“I have no idea [if I’m in ‘Thor: Ragnarok’],” said Levi. “They have not told me anything. I hope so. I think that’d be pretty fun to get the gang back together, the Warriors Three. But there’s a reason why the movie’s called Thor and not The Warriors Three. They’ve got to do what’s right for Thor.” When it was pointed out that Jaimie Alexander, who plays Sif, now has an NBC drama “Blindspot” to schedule around, Levi said:
“I think they’re shooting for next summer so it really just depends on when in the summer. I know when they’re going to shoot, only because, like everyone knows, when the film’s actual releasing because Marvel’s already slotted all that out which I think is again the following November which is what the last ‘Thor’ was. So they’ve got to shoot it next summer. I don’t know. It’d be a lot of fun but there’s also a lot of other Marvel roles that I’d love to play one day. If I never get to play Fandral again, I got to do it once and it was a great group to work with.”
When asked if that meant he could play two Marvel characters, Levi elaborated. “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,'” said Levi. “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.”
Opens on November 3, 2017
AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D.
The CW has released a synopsis for “Arrow’s” season four premiere, an episode titled “Green Arrow.”
“Green Arrow” – (8:00-9:00 p.m. ET) (TV-14, LV) (HDTV)
MY NAME IS THE GREEN ARROW – Oliver (Stephen Amell) and Felicity’s (Emily Bett Rickards) blissful getaway is cut short when Thea (Willa Holland) and Laurel (Katie Cassidy) pay them a visit and tell Oliver they need his help back in Star City. The city has been attacked by “Ghosts,” assassins led by a dangerous man named Damien Darhk (guest star Neil McDonough). However, when Oliver returns, Diggle (David Ramsey) makes it very clear that he doesn’t want Oliver on the team. Thor Freudenthal directed the episode with story by Greg Berlanti & Beth Schwartz and teleplay by Marc Guggenheim & Wendy Mericle (#401). Original airdate 10/7/2015.
Returns October 7 on the CW
BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE
In an interview with Xnet, Gal Gadot revealed that she was originally up for the role of Faora in “Man of Steel” before she landed the part of Wonder Woman in “BvS.” Here’s the translation from Heroic Hollywood:
“When I was a month pregnant with (my daughter) Alma, I got an offer to be the evil Superman character,” she recalled. “If I wasn’t pregnant I’d take the job, and there’s no way they would take me now to be Wonder Woman.”
Opens March 25, 2016
BOOSTER GOLD/BLUE BEETLE
The Tracking Board has learned that a film starring Booster Gold and Blue Beetle is in development over at Warner Bros. According to their unnamed sources, TB says that Greg Berlanti, producer of DC shows like “Flash,” “Arrow” and “Supergirl,” will direct the film. Heroic Hollywood has also heard that Zek Penn is rumored to write the script.
CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR
While talking with Uproxx, Sebastian Stan relayed a story about Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige’s visit to the “Civil War” set.
“And actually earlier this year when Kevin came to the set of ‘Civil War,’ I actually asked him, ‘How does it feel to come to this set and watch these people?’ And he said to me straight, ‘Yeah, we were talking about it, but the truth is we didn’t know we going to be able to do it.’ They didn’t really know they were going to be able to get to do ‘Civil War.’ They didn’t even know they were going to be able to do ‘The Winter Soldier.'”
Heroic Hollywood has a rumor about Spider-Man and his in-film history in “Civil War.” According to an unnamed source, HH states that Peter Parker will have been active as Spider-Man for just over a year, becoming a bit of an urban legend. Then the rumor states that Spider-Man’s solo film will take place a year after “Civil War” (it does come out a year after “Civil War’s” release).
Opens May 6, 2016
The CW has also released a synopsis for the “Flash” season two premiere, which is titled “The Man Who Saved Central City.”
BARRY DECIDES HE NEEDS TO PROTECT THE CITY ON HIS OWN – Picking up months after the Singularity attacked Central City, Barry (Grant Gustin) is still struggling to forgive himself for Eddie’s death. Concerned about putting his friends in danger, Barry has pushed everyone away and has chosen to protect the city on his own. When a meta-human named Atom Smasher (guest star Adam Copeland) attacks the city, Iris (Candice Patton) tells Barry that he needs to let his friends help him protect the citizens of Central City. Meanwhile, Cisco (Carlos Valdes) helps Joe (Jesse L. Martin) with his Meta Task Force. Ralph Hemecker directed the episode with story by Greg Berlanti & Andrew Kreisberg and teleplay by Andrew Kreisberg & Gabrielle Stanton (#201).
Returns October 6 on the CW
During his panel at Fan Expo Canada, “Gotham’s” Robin Lord Taylor talked vaguely about possible future interactions between Penguin and Edward Nygma.
“I can’t get into any specifics, unfortunately,” Lord Taylor said with a smile. “I can say that you will see they definitely come back into each other’s lives in a really major way. It’s going to be really great. We’re about to start that part of the story in the next couple of weeks. I’m so thrilled. They are in the same city, so…”
Returns September 21 on Fox
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