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Stuart Townsend Replaced as Fandral in "Thor"

Posted: January 11th, 2010 by WorstPreviews.com Staff
Stuart Townsend Replaced as Fandral in "Thor"Submit Comment
First it was "Chuck" star Zachary Levi who was offered the role of Fandral in Marvel's "Thor" film. He had to turn it down due to a scheduling conflict, so the studio instead went with Stuart Townsend (The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen).

Now, according to the Associated Press, Townsend has left the production over creative differences. "Thor" is about to start filming on Monday, which is why Marvel has already announced his replacement. And it's virtually unknown actor Joshua Dallas (The Descent: Part 2).

Meanwhile, Townsend has nothing else in the works according to IMDB.

This isn't the first time that Townsend has quit a project at the last second. He was similarly replaced by Viggo Mortensen as Aragorn in the "Lord of the Rings" trilogy.

Click here to read more about "Thor."

Source: The Associated Press


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KalVicious writes:
on January 10th, 2010 at 10:58:08 PM

Dang, this sucks. :(
jeffw1978 writes:
on January 10th, 2010 at 10:59:33 PM

Guess someone doesn't care about a paycheck. In a flick like this I don't really think the actors have too much to say about the direction or creativity of the film.
Peter Parker writes:
on January 10th, 2010 at 11:30:19 PM

Either it was really windy, or somebody punched that dude's nose right before they took the picture...
jeffw1978 writes:
on January 10th, 2010 at 11:41:18 PM

@PP - LOL I didn't even notice the nose.
PhantomCloneInX writes:
on January 10th, 2010 at 11:45:47 PM

Fine with me. Stuart Townsend is not exactly a "good actor". He was dreadful in the "Queen of Blood" and the short-lived "Night Stalker" TV show. I don't know anything about this new guy, but after picturing him as Aragorn in "Lord of the Rings", I can only surmise that the filmmakers have gone with a better choice.
tcu21 writes:
on January 11th, 2010 at 12:36:35 AM

Sounds like a smart guy.
Maybe he can go on Celebrity Rehab for his addiction to being a dumbass.
johnny_boy writes:
on January 11th, 2010 at 1:08:10 AM

It's not a big problem. Long as no major actors are bring replaced. Dam pretty soon Thor will start filming. can't wait to see how Thor and Loki will come out.
rocketman writes:
on January 11th, 2010 at 1:38:50 AM

Makes a habit of this,he wants to learn to keeo his mouth shut.
rocketman writes:
on January 11th, 2010 at 1:39:07 AM

keep^
rocketman writes:
on January 11th, 2010 at 1:51:48 AM

If they are recasting they could do a lot worse than to cast...Loed Flasheart himself..
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aKfbSHW9uGA
skatemaster62 writes:
on January 11th, 2010 at 3:01:11 AM

i didnt even notice the nose either. what a jackass i gues he dont need money. i mean seriously if your stupid enough to quit a major block buster like this...you must be a worthless two bit dandy slut
encoreyourface writes:
on January 11th, 2010 at 3:02:26 AM

big whoop. obviously not Asgardian material ...
skatemaster62 writes:
on January 11th, 2010 at 3:27:23 AM

good ridance, but i did like him in the queen of the damed
blinkbomber writes:
on January 11th, 2010 at 3:50:04 AM

who the hell is Fandral?

i mean i could wiki it, but i don't care. wait, then why am i asking?

...

was that question for me? or YOU???

... f*ck, it's late...
KalVicious writes:
on January 11th, 2010 at 4:22:50 AM

@blinkbomber

Lol. :)
gobolog writes:
on January 11th, 2010 at 5:38:06 AM

"Creative differences"

Basically the film crew wanted him to act but he couldn't do it. (Cough) league of extraordianry gentlemen (cough)
ACTIONFIGURE writes:
on January 11th, 2010 at 10:25:47 AM

So, he quits "LOTR" and 'Thor" but stays with "LXG"? How creative can this guys be??
SpydrMonkeyakaSPF writes:
on January 11th, 2010 at 10:46:08 AM

WOW this guy likes missing out on a lot of money!
BigUnit writes:
on January 11th, 2010 at 11:21:45 AM

"He was similarly replaced by Viggo Mortensen as Aragorn in the "Lord of the Rings" trilogy" - wow i didnt know that, Viggo Mortensen is what made the lord of rings movies for me. why the hell wouldnt viggo be the first choice
Sleuth1989 writes:
on January 11th, 2010 at 12:19:06 PM

@PhantomCloneInX
I think you mean "Queen of the Damned". Makes more sense doesn't it? That movie was damned to failure the minute it came out. LOL But really, this guy has blown his chances so many times. I can only imagine what he felt when he saw the Lord of the Rings become one the most successful trilogies ever and the third film taking 11 Oscars. He must have gone to shame that day. Nothing wrong with an actor putting in their creative two bits, but really how much creative difference can you have about Norse gods clashing. Yeah make sure it's done right, of course, but really how much?
Johnny Neat writes:
on January 11th, 2010 at 1:20:56 PM

So far Townsend's quitting has been good for the projects he's abandoned. I could careless for him as he hasn't proven any good acting chops anyhow.
AbsoluteMuppet writes:
on January 11th, 2010 at 2:56:19 PM

Im pretty sure Townsend did'nt quit LOTR, Jackson just decided after filming had begun that he wanted somebody who looked older for the role. Well thats the excuse they went with anyway. They probably just realised he couldnt actually act!
SACdaddy writes:
on January 11th, 2010 at 2:58:45 PM

So long jabroni :)
TeemSelami writes:
on January 11th, 2010 at 3:10:47 PM

thank god that faggot wasn't Aragorn. maybe will get lucky and he'll quit living too.
TeemSelami writes:
on January 11th, 2010 at 3:11:36 PM

@ SAC aha ha ha ha ha ha
crowbar82 writes:
on January 13th, 2010 at 4:17:39 PM

say what you want about his acting but that is the guy banging charlize theron

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