Wolverine: Zac Efron Reacts to Being Hugh Jackman's Replacement

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We already know that Hugh Jackman will return as Wolverine in Deadpool 3. However, there are also speculations that the mutant will be recast in future Marvel Cinematic Universe projects and Zac Efron is reportedly being eyed for the role. Not surprisingly, the Baywatch actor is thrilled with the idea of replacing Jackman in the MCU.

Zac Efron was recently a guest on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon where he was told that Marvel Studios is looking for someone similar to him to play Wolverine. "Really? Wow, they could just call me," Efron said enthusiastically. He then pointed out that the role still belongs to Hugh Jackman.

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"I think Hugh's still doing that pretty well. I got to give it to him," Efron said.

Now that it has been confirmed that Hugh Jackman will play Wolverine in Deadpool 3, we can still expect Jackman to reprise the role at least one more time. However, we're also loving the idea that Jackman could pass the role on to his Greatest Showman co-star.

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During the interview, the host pointed this out to Efron, adding that he could easily ask for Hugh Jackman's blessing to take over the role.

"Yeah, I guess I had my foot in the door on that one. I should go talk to him," Efron said.

It's awesome to know that Zac Efron is eager to take on the role of Wolverine but that might be something that will have to wait for at least a few more years. In the meantime, Hugh Jackman is set to return as the mutant in Deadpool 3.

Deadpool 3 will be directed by Shawn Levy and bring back Ryan Reynolds as the Merc with a Mouth. The highly anticipated sequel is already scheduled for release on September 6, 2024.

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