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Following ‘Veronica Mars’ success, Zachary Levi wants to make a ‘Chuck’ film more than ever

Posted by Hayley in Mar 15,2013 with No Comments

Chuck star Zachary Levi got all excited on Twitter when the Veronica Mars movie met its $2 million goal on Kickstarter (It has now earned $3.3 million) and got the green light.

Yep, you’re reading that hashtag correctly: a Chuck movie. Being the slightly obsessed fans that we are, EW reached out to Levi to see just how much we should expect a cinematic version of the nerd-tastic comedy, which played for five seasons on NBC before bidding adieu.
The short answer? There’s nothing officially in the works just yet — but that’s not for lack of enthusiasm. “We are entering into the wild west of entertainment where essentially everybody can do what only studios could do for the last 70 years,” says an energized Levi.
The actor admires the sentiment behind the Veronica Mars Kickstarter, and he dismisses any of the backlash against it as “dumb” and “ignorant.” “[Kristen Bell and Rob Thomas] loved what they did with the show, and they love the connection that the fans have with it, and, to me, that’s the best thing you can have,” he says. “That’s how I felt about Chuck. I love the family that we had making that show, and I love the impact and connection that we had with our fans, and that’s why I’ve always wanted to continue that journey.” [Read The Rest Here]

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Zachary Levi wants ‘Chuck’ movie following ‘Veronica Mars’ Kickstarter

Posted by Hayley in Mar 14,2013 with No Comments

Note by Hayley:
About this article: Zac has not said there will be a Chuck movie. He has hope for one. There is nothing official yet.

Zachary Levi has hinted at a possible Chuck movie following the success of the Veronica Mars Kickstarter campaign.

A movie based on cult series Veronica Mars will enter production after fans raised the $2m target budget in less than 24 hours.

Levi – who played the title character in Chuck from 2007 to 2012 – congratulated Veronica Mars star Kristen Bell and series creator Rob Thomas on “helping move entertainment a little closer in the direction I’ve always hoped it would go”.

The actor took to Twitter to claim that the Kickstarter campaign “bolsters [his] faith” in a similarly fan-funded Chuck movie project.

2nd, to you Chucksters, believe that this news only bolsters my faith that I can help bring you a #ChuckMovie. Be patient. Stay tuned.

Chuck co-creator Josh Schwartz also used Twitter to address the possibility of a spinoff film, joking that fans would be unable to raise the required “$120 million” budget. [Source]

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Play as Zachary Levi in Tomb Raider multiplayer

Posted by Hayley in Jan 08,2013 with No Comments

It seems Zachary Levi has been rewarded for his hosting of Tomb Raider’s behind the scenes series, The Final Hours, with a playable character in the upcoming release. Players will be able to select Levi’s character for the multiplayer element of the game and hear him bellow a number of recorded lines and noises, as showcased in the behind the scenes video.

Levi visited the Eidos Montreal studio to take a look at the multiplayer element of the game as part of the series. The video features interviews with team members, shows the game in action in multiplayer, and explains some of the inspirations behind the inclusion of multiplayer. The isometric Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light, which was released in 2010, helped Crystal Dynamics understand the value of multiplayer, how the experience could be shared, and how to connect players. [Source]

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Thor 2′s Zachary Levi Talks Going Shirtless Next to “Awesome” Chris Hemsworth: “He’s a Rock Star!”

Posted by Hayley in Dec 10,2012 with No Comments

Chris Hemsworth isn’t the only blond hunk in Thor: The Dark World.

Former Chuck star Zachary Levi had to dye his dark hair much lighter to play the role of Thor’s pal Fandral in the upcoming superhero sequel.

“People always ask me now if blonds have more fun,” Levi laughed about dying his hair, beard and eyebrows at Spike TV’s Video Game Awards in L.A.

“No, it’s really cool,” the 32-year-old actor told us of joining the film franchise. “Josh Dallas played the role I’m playing, Fandral the Dashing, in the first film. I was a little trepidatious about stepping into that because someone had already done it. But everyone’s embraced me wholeheartedly and been very cool. We shoot in London. I’ve spent more time there in the last five months than anywhere else. It’s been an incredible adventure.”

As for working with Hemsworth, Levi gushed, “He’s an awesome guy. Brand new baby. He’s a new dad, [has] a lovely wife, the whole nine. He’s a rock star.”

So will Levi be getting lots of shirtless screen time next to super hot Mr. Hemsworth in the film?

“I can neither confirm nor deny these allegations, but I can say there will not be any lack of eye candy,” he dished. “Aside from me! I’m not even talking about me. I’ve talking about Chris and Tom [Hiddleston] and everybody else. You’ll be pleasantly surprised and happy.” [Source]

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‘Chuck’ star Zachary Levi ‘wanted to take break from TV’

Posted by Hayley in Feb 24,2012 with No Comments

Zachary Levi has admitted that he was hesitant about joining a new Fox comedy pilot.

The Chuck star will play an uptight husband in family sitcom Let It Go.

“This guy believes in a social contract, so sternly, and that we all should abide by it,” he told TVLine.

Levi explained that he was initially planning on taking a break from television following the conclusion of NBC’s Chuck.

“After finishing Chuck and the journey that that was, I actually decided that I didn’t want to do TV for a little while… but I do believe that television is, now more than ever, an incredible medium,” he said.

“And a lot of the advice I was getting from… people in film and television was that it’s not about the size of the screen, it’s about the quality of the content. And I really believe in this content.”

Levi added that he is currently the only actor attached to Let It Go, which has been written by Traffic Light’s DJ Nash.

“We shoot the pilot in a month, and then it’s up to the television gods,” he revealed. [source]

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“Let It Go” on The 15 Most Promising Shows Of The 2012 Pilot Season

Posted by Hayley in Feb 23,2012 with 3 Comments

“Let It Go” is on The 15 Most Promising Shows Of The 2012 Pilot Season.

15. Let It Go — The pilot is an ensemble comedy about a married couple, the husband, his best friend, and her sister as they try to navigate, negotiate, and sometimes manipulate society’s unspoken rules. I’ll grant that the premise sounds terrible, but it will star Zachary Levi, who was much sought after during this pilot season. The fact that he chose this project over all the rest suggests that it must have some promise, despite the premise. Either that, or Zachary Levi just has terrible taste. [Source]

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Pilots Season Talent: Which Actors Are Hot This Year And Other Casting Trends

Posted by Hayley in Feb 06,2012 with 3 Comments

The casts of veteran series that are ending their run are always targets for pilot casting directors. This year that includes ABC’s Desperate Housewives and NBC’s Chuck. I hear that Desperate Housewives‘ production schedule may not allow its stars to do hourlong pilots, but doing ABC half-hour pilots is a possibility because of the shorter production span and the ability to coordinate dates internally. Felicity Huffman already has been approached for an ABC comedy pilot. Meanwhile, Williams who has a talent deal with ABC and on avergae has less work load than the other Desperate Housewives leading ladies, may be able to do an hourlong pilot. As for Chuck, star Zachary Levi has already been talked about for an NBC comedy pilot. [Source]

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CHUCK star Zachary Levi on the show’s finale and the prospects of future CHUCK movies

Posted by Hayley in Jan 27,2012 with No Comments

ASSIGNMENT X: How was it filming the last 13, knowing this was the end?

LEVI: It’s hard anytime you just cut off something prematurely or without warning – and without having finished it or finish out whatever the vision you were trying to communicate with the audience. It’s mostly it’s unfair to the audience – an audience that has been so critical in keeping our show around so long and giving us so much love and support. To not be able to offer us closure, would have been heinous. To not have closure ourselves, amongst the cast and crew – that would have sucked. It was emotional at the end. Our goodbye scenes, having to say goodbye to Casey [Adam Baldwin], Beckman [Bonita Friedericy], Ellie [Sarah Lancaster] and Awesome [Ryan McPartlin] and obviously Chuck and Sarah [Yvonne Strahovski]. They’re not spoilers, it was art imitating life in some ways. I’m looking at these actors who I have worked with for five years and who are my good friends and are like family. [Read the full interview here]

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‘Chuck’ finale: Zachary Levi on saying goodbye — ‘it’s been special from day one’

Posted by Hayley in Jan 27,2012 with No Comments

“I don’t think we’ve been shorted. I think five seasons is actually a really good amount of time,” he says. “I think that oftentimes in network television, you’re left with more than you really wanted. Twenty-two episode seasons, 24-episode seasons at seven, eight, nine, 10 years can eventually [make audiences] kind of go, ‘All right, we get it.’ … For something like this which is definitely story arcs and serial, how many bad guys and missions can you go on before you feel like you’re repeating the same thing? So I feel like we’ve gotten a really perfect amount of time together, and it’s been special from day one.” [Read the full article here]

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On the Set: Inside Chuck’s Shocking and Emotional Final Mission

Posted by Hayley in Jan 27,2012 with No Comments

“We were all feeling a great big bag of emotions heading into this season, knowing it would be our last, and it’s only gotten worse — there’s real mourning going on here,” says star Zachary Levi in between takes of a blazing gun battle on the backlot at Universal Studios. His character, computer geek-turned-spy Chuck Bartowski, and wife Sarah (Yvonne Strahovski) have tracked the show’s final big baddie, Nicholas Quinn (Braveheart star Angus Macfadyen), to the local Weinerlicious in Berlin. Their goal is to kill him. Levi’s goal is a bit more difficult. [Source]

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