Entertainment Weekly broke the news yesterday that Josh Dallas won’t be reprising his role as Fandral in Thor 2 due to a scheduling conflict with season 2 of Once Upon a Time.
Josh says: “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.”
More from Josh in the article:
“On the other hand, I’m going back to the best job on TV,” Dallas added. “I love it and can’t wait to delve in more.”
Production on the ABC drama that also stars Ginnifer Goodwin is expected to begin next month in Vancouver. The first season ended with a “massive” cliffhanger, Dallas said, which “completely changed the whole concept of the show.”
“The curse was lifted, so we remember who we are — or at least some of us do,” he explained. “The whole chemistry of the show is changing now.”
Disappointed that he won’t be able to return in Thor 2 as Fandral but can’t be too disappointed that it’s due to season 2 of Once Upon a Time!