It has been rumored that fans will finally get a full Star Wars: Episode VII cast list on Sunday, May 4, which is known by fans around the world as Star Wars Day. While we wait for that all-important announcement, Zac Efron has now hinted that he may have a role in this highly anticipated sci-fi sequel.
Doing press with UK’s News 5 for his upcoming comedy Neighbors (which is apparently titled Bad Neighbors overseas), he explains that he does have a couple of ‘irons in the fire’. But will he actually land a role?
“I don’t know. I have no idea on that. I don’t know. There are irons in the fire, so to speak. I don’t like to talk about anything too early, because it takes awhile to get these things done right. Who knows?”
This isn’t the first time we’ve heard Zac Efron’s name pop up in regards to Star Wars: Episode VII. We reported in June that both Zac Efron and Ryan Gosling were being considered for roles in director J.J. Abrams’ highly-anticipated sequel. There was speculation that Zac Efron was being eyed to play the son of Han Solo (Harrison Ford), while Ryan Gosling was in contention to play the son of Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill). Zac Efron did eventually confirm that he read for a Star Wars: Episode VII role. It seems he is still in the running for that role, even with production set to begin in May.
Naturally, nothing has been confirmed at this time, but perhaps we’ll get the answers we’ve all been waiting for on May 4. Zac Efron will next be seen in Neighbors, alongside Seth Rogen and Rose Byrne, in theaters May 9. He also recently signed on to star in and produce an adaptation of John Grisham’s novel, The Associate.
Star Wars: Episode VII comes to theaters December 18th, 2015 and stars Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Billy Dee Williams, Anthony Daniels. The film is directed by J.J. Abrams.
Zac Efron is all smiles as he waves to photographers while making his way out of the BBC Radio 1 studios on Thursday morning (April 24) in London, England.
The 26-year-old actor made an appearance on the Breakfast Show with Nick Grimshaw to promote his film Neighbors, which hits theaters in the UK on May 3 and in the US on May 9.
During his interview, Zac expressed his love for co-star and producer of the flick Seth Rogen.
“I have always appreciated Seth‘s sense of humor, because it’s so honest, it’s really self-deprecating, and I’ve identified with it since I was super young,” Zac expressed. “He’s so good. He makes anything funny. He does [make me funnier], he passes the Seth energy on. He makes everybody funny. Our relationship never changes, I wish Seth could produce every film I’m in, he kind of just takes the lead he is always setting the pace and the tone for everybody. He helped the director, Nicholas Stoller, that’s what Seth is able to do, ground everything. He is a great idea guy, and he’s great to improvise with.”
Zac Efron may not have kept his earlier promise to accept his MTV Movie Award sans shirt, but no matter – presenter Rita Ora was quick to assist.
The Neighbors star, 26, had Tweeted, “If I beat Thor [Chris Hemsworth] – I’m accepting the award shirtless on stage” back in March, but when the moment finally came Sunday night, Efron’s button-down remained firmly in place.
As the audience heckled him, Ora snuck up behind Efron and did the honors, ripping his shirt down to the navel to reveal that the actor had in fact been working on his fitness.
“I really don’t know what to say, but thank you so much to my fans,” a bare-chested Efron added before laughing and removing the top completely, whipping it around like a lasso. Rounding out his acceptance speech? A flex and salute to the cheering crowd.
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Zac Efron Gets Upset About “High School Musical” During MTV Movie Awards Interview
APRIL 13, 2014 • BY DISNEY DREAMING
Zac Efron Upset About High School Musical
Zac Efron sat down to do promo for the MTV Movie Awards, which are airing tonight, and during the interview he got a bit upset. Zac’s “Neighbors” co-stars were asked about the Disney Channel Original Movie “High School Musical,” and Zac wasn’t a big fan of their answers!
At one point Zac ends up walking out of the interview! But you can see him laughing as he does it!
Watch Zac and his “Neighbors” co-stars in the video below, and be sure to let us know if YOU hope Zac wins the award for Best Shirtless Performance at the MTV Movie Awards!