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Nerd Power! ‘Chuck’ Star Zachary Levi Joins Angelina Jolie As A Tomb Raider Character

Angelina Jolie and Chuck star Zachary Levi now have something lucrative in common: they both are featured in the multi-million dollar Tomb Raider franchise.

Levi, star of the cult hit NBC show, recently announced he will be a playable character in the new Tomb Raider game, which will be released March 5.

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His journey into the game was non traditional. He was approached to host the behind-the-scenes video series, The Final Hours of Tomb Raider, and saw an opportunity.’

“When I was approached to host The Final Hours of Tomb Raider, the biggest ‘ask’ that I had was ‘I want to be in the game’… so guess what? Boom, boom, boom! I’m a playable character in the multiplayer Tomb Raider, how sick is that?” Levi said in the latest video, not holding back on his excitement.

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The Final Hours video series takes Levi and viewers through the final days of the game’s creation, treating everyone to a behind-the-scenes look at Tomb Raider.

The new game will be the first in the series to feature a multiplayer component. Levi’s character will wear his iconic NERD t-shirt.

Think he’s stoked?

“I can play with myself… virtually!” Levi joked in the video series, so yes, he’s stoked!

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The newest installment of the Tomb Raider franchise features British actress Camilla Luddington in the iconic Lara Croft role. The previous iteration of the game, Tomb Raider: Underworld, received positive reviews and sold approximately 2.6 million copies.

The series also is noted for spawning two Hollywood films, starring Angelina Jolie and producing more than $400 million in box office revenue.

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