Re: The Zachary Levi/Fandral thread
Levi was great as Fandral. Wasnt in it a great deal but made the most of what he was given. So much so that I re-watched Thor last night and found myelf wishing that he'd played the role in that too, as opposed to Josh Dallas [who was perfectly fine, it's just that I thought Levi captured the whole 'merry swashbuckler' aspect more].
Don't be ashamed of the source material when making your adaption. EMBRACE it.