Who Should Play Evil Hans on 'Once Upon a Time'?

Who Should Play Evil Hans on 'Once Upon a Time'?
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Surprise! More Frozen folks are coming to Once Upon a Time. What started as an Elsa tease has blossomed into a full-on Frozen takeover. We know Elsa (Georgina Haig), Anna (Elizabeth Lail), and Kristoff (Scott Michael Foster) are already filming in Vancouver, but it turns out Prince Hans will be stirring up trouble in Storybrooke as well.  

So we're just going to add everyone from Frozen to OUAT, right? Wrong. While word is still out on the possibility of adding that family of rock trolls, OUAT showrunner Adam Horowitz has smashed any hope of ever seeing Olaf on the show: "It wouldn't fit... The story we want to tell doesn't involve trying to expand upon that, nor do we think it should." (In other words, Horowitz does not want to build a live-action snowman.)

Below, we present our top picks to play Hans. In all likelihood, no one this famous will come aboard, but we can dream! 


Nathan Fillion
Who Should Play Evil Hans on 'Once Upon a Time'?
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Sure, Hans probably wasn't in his forties in Frozen, but with a talent like Fillion's, we'd be happy to overlook the age discrepancy. The Firefly and Castle actor has got charming smarminess down to a science, and after his wonderful (and musical!) turn as the villainous Captain Hammer in Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog, we want more evil Fillion. 

Who Should Play Evil Hans on 'Once Upon a Time'?

Zachary Levi
Who Should Play Evil Hans on 'Once Upon a Time'?
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Come back to our television screens, Levi! We've missed the funny man since Chuck went off the air, and with his experience singing and dancing in another little Disney flick (Tangled ring a bell?), we can't think of a more delightful pick for Hans. 

Who Should Play Evil Hans on 'Once Upon a Time'?

Josh Holloway
Who Should Play Evil Hans on 'Once Upon a Time'?
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Bear with us here — Holloway may be a little more grizzled, older, and edgier than Hans is in Frozen, but remember Hans on OUAT is (presumably) a broken man, a failure who was sent back home to be punished. Holloway would a pro at playing this sardonic, world-weary version of Hans. (Plus, then he could join his fellow Lost alum Elizabeth Mitchell in Storybrooke.)

Who Should Play Evil Hans on 'Once Upon a Time'?

Nick Jonas
Who Should Play Evil Hans on 'Once Upon a Time'?
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Full disclosure: We're not entirely convinced of this pick ourselves. We just realized we kept skewing older, and we needed someone to balance it out. Also, is Nick Jonas doing anything right now? Maybe he's free! He's dabbled in acting, and he obviously has pipes — in case that's a thing OUAT or its potential spin-off would want to explore — so we're going with it. 

Who Should Play Evil Hans on 'Once Upon a Time'?

Those are our picks — what are yours? Let us know in the comments!


I am a former Senior Associate Editor for Livingly Media.
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