Zac Efron Confirms He’s Had Meetings Regarding STAR WARS
If there’s one thing that fan boys hate more than Jesse Eisenberg being cast as Lex Luthor in Batmn Vs Superman, it’s Zac Efron being cast in just about anything that isn’t a teen-age chick-flick. Let’s rewind to some time ago, when the internet was flooded with numerous rumors about who had met with the production team in charge of the highly anticipated Star Wars Episode VII. One of the first to surface was that hot commodity Ryan Gosling had been approached for a role in the film, but nothing has ever come of that. At about the same time, it was rumored that Zac Efron was also in talks for a role. Naturally, that one was laughed off and brushed aside.
But guess what, it actually happened. During a quick Q &A with Josh Horowitz at MTV where he, along with Michael B. Jordan and Miles Teller, were promoting their new film That Awkward Moment, the trio was asked who was most likely to end up in a Star Wars film. After a bit of joking, Teller pointed out that Efron was rumored for a role and the young actor actually states that he met with them.
“I just met and went with them, you know. So I don’t know. It’d be cool, be fun. I love them, but who knows.”
If you watch the video below, you can see that Efron looks quite nervous and fidgety when the question comes up and his reply is certainly vague. It almost seems like he’s evading the question as if talks are still happening. Usually when things fizzle out, they’ll say they had discussions, but nothing happened. You’ll also notice that Jordan points the finger at Horowitz, jokingly accusing him of dropping a loaded question.
I have a feeling that there is more to this than we know and this is something we should keep an eye on. It’s possible that I’m reading too much into it, but his body language and such leads me to believe otherwise. I know that a lot of folks are against the idea of him being in Star Wars, but Efron is not a terrible actor. Yes, there are better actors out there, but there are certainly a lot worse. You shouldn’t let an actor’s past roles sway your judgement. Anyway, sound off below on whether you like the idea or not.