[[wysiwyg_imageupload:1870:]]Not all of the Thor cast will be returning for the sequel as we learn Josh Dallas will not be reprising the role of Fandral.
Josh Dallas has a prior commitment which will keep him from returning as one of The Warriors Three, a trio of Asgardians consisting of Fandral, Hogun, and Volstagg.
I’ll be missing out on wearing all that hair,” Dallas told EW, laughing. “The timing wasn’t right. I’m bummed about it because I had such a great experience and great time making the first film and was really excited about coming back. Marvel and Disney tried to make it work. But because of my commitment to Once Upon a Time, I was not going to be able to do both. So I’ll have to hand the reins over to someone else. I love Marvel. I wish them all the best. I will certainly be first in line to see it.
I believe Ray Stevenson is expected to be back as Volstagg along side Tadanobu Asano as Hogun, with production beginning next month in Vancouver and later on in London.
Update: THR reports that the star of "Chuck," Zachary Levi, is being looked at to play Fandral.
Thor 2 hammers into theaters November 8th, 2013 directed by Alan Taylor (Game of Thrones), starring Chris Hemsworth as Thor, Natalie Portman as Jane Foster, Tom Hiddleston as Loki, Idris Elba as Heimidall, Josh Dallas as Fandral and Jaimie Alexander as Sif.
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