Teen heart throb Zac Efron is having one hell of a week. After a few tepid releases, his comedy Neighbors killed at the box office and slayed The Amazing Spider-Man 2. Efron’s film might have laid waste to the webslinger but if a new rumor is true, Efron himself might be suiting up in spandex soon enough.
That’s right, Zac Efron might be playing a superhero.
Latino Review says Efron is being looked at for an “unspecified” role in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The actor has been given a script but no one will say what it’s for. If he has read a script that means it’s an active, living project, not some movie being planned for years down the road. This is one of the next stops on the Marvel roadmap.
We have no idea what role Efron is being lined up for so it’s time for another round of The Wild Superhero Movie Speculation Game! Let’s take a look at Marvel’s line-up and try and figure out which role best suits Efron.
There are countless characters he could play, from Doctor Strange to Iron Fist to someone in the next season of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. The property being suggested most, however, is the upcoming Daredevil series that’ll air on Netflix. Now, Efron is a bit young to play Matt Murdock but if he can pull of the part, there’s no reason why his Murdock’s can’t change. And Efron is the sort of star who isn’t too tied up with a bunch of active franchises so lending himself to an entire season of a show is doable. I’m not over-the-top crazy about him playing Daredevil but, I’ve gotta say, I can see it happening.
Of course this is all blind speculation because, hey, this is the internet. Latino Review is dead certain that Efron will be playing a Marvel role and they have a pretty strong track record, especially when it comes to Disney and Marvel. I’ll believe this is happening. Now, who is he playing? Your guess is as good as mine.