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 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.
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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.
Zac Efron has responded to rumors that #MarvelStudios is casting a "Zac Efron type" to play the #MCU's Wolverine: "They could just call me…" Details: https://t.co/lMPRhCsC3c pic.twitter.com/K17XD6h6EH
— MCU – The Direct (@MCU_Direct) October 1, 2022
— NekroUni the Dhampir (@comics_uni) October 1, 2022
— X (@mc009875) October 1, 2022
— Thenar Banda (@t_banda) October 1, 2022
No please no
— Aze (@aze_skywalker) October 1, 2022
We don’t want this
— Connor (@somedudeontwt) October 1, 2022
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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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.