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‘Why?….we don’t want this’: Fans Divided After Zac Efron Breaks Silence on Young Wolverine Casting Rumors

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The announcement of Hugh Jackman returning as Wolverine in the MCU has made way for chaos. Zac Efron has been rumored to portray a younger version of Wolverine but the allegations have people divided over the mixed reception that the actor is getting.

The actor appeared on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon where the duo discussed the rumors of Marvel casting him as Wolverine (from another universe obviously).

Zac Efron and Hugh Jackman in The Greatest Showman (2017).
Zac Efron and Hugh Jackman in The Greatest Showman (2017).

Zac Efron To Be Cast As Wolverine?

The actor recently appeared in The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon where Jimmy Fallon opened the discussion of Marvel looking for a “Zac Efron type”. The actor responded how Marvel could’ve called him directly as he would also be excited for a role of such stature.

Hugh Jackman as Wolverine in the X-Men franchise.
Hugh Jackman as Wolverine in the X-Men franchise.

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Jimmy Fallon opened the talks with the question of whether Zac Efron was ever approached by Marvel for a role.

“Have you ever been approached by Marvel? It was just – I thought it was funny that they were saying a Zac Efron type, but you – There was a rumor that you were going to be Wolverine at one point.”

The Baywatch actor replied, “Really? Dang,”. Jimmy assured him that “The people want this” but little did he know about the fan reactions. People took to Twitter to blast Zac Efron as the people felt that there is already a lot going on in the MCU.

The overall general feeling of the audience was a big no for The Greatest Showman actor since Hugh Jackman will be returning to play Wolverine in the upcoming Deadpool 3. The actor further stated that Hugh Jackman is “doing that pretty well”.

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Should Zac Efron Return As A Younger Wolverine?

Zac Efron in The Greatest Beer Run Ever (2022).
Zac Efron in The Greatest Beer Run Ever (2022).

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Ever since the inception of the Multiversal theory in Marvel’s WandaVision, the possibilities have been literally…limitless. As per reports, it could very well indeed be true that Zac Efron might play the role of Wolverine but from another universe or just appear out of nowhere since it’s Deadpool 3 that we are talking about.

The actor has also previously worked with Wolverine star Hugh Jackman in the hit musical The Greatest Showman and considering Ryan Reynolds, he may just give us a cameo of Zac Efron just to pull pranks on his real-life best friend Hugh Jackman.

Deadpool 3 will be released on 6th September 2024 in theaters across the USA.

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Written by Visarg Acharya

Visarg Acharya joined FandomWire in 2022 as a Content Writer. Along with a penchant for writing, Visarg claims that words are the only true language made for him. Currently pursuing his B.Sc in Physics, the combination of Physics and Marvel make up for an interesting talk. Visarg Acharya has authored over 500 articles and reads books in his spare time along with an occasional series to accompany him.