In an appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Zac Efron was asked to address the rumor that Marvel is looking for a “Zac Efron guy” to help them reach a new class of X-Men. “There was a rumor that you would eventually be Wolverine,” Fallon said. The actor — either out of genuine surprise or perhaps a blood oath with Kevin Feige — was reluctant to answer. “I don’t know,” he replied. “I think Hugh is still doing pretty well. I have to give it to him.”
Hugh Jackman naturally began playing Wolverine with the launch of the “X-Men” franchise in 2000, appearing as a character in nine films (via IMDb). Jackman claimed that 2017’s “Logan” would be his swan song as the adamantium-clad hero, and the film contained an emotional death scene. However, it was recently confirmed that Jackman would return as Wolverine in Deadpool 3, extending the Australian’s reign as an immortal character.
For now, Efron has no problem seeing his “Greatest Showman” co-star play Wolverine in his tenth film appearance. After all, “Fantastic Four” still has a few vacancies.
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