James Gunn shoots down a Zac Efron rumor about Guardians of the Galaxy 3.
A rumor hit the net again stating James Gunn is looking to cast a Zac Efron-type as Adam Warlock, a thirty-year-old Caucasian actor also described as a superhero-type.
Well, Gunn took to social media to obliterate the rumor, not once but twice.
“There is no casting underway for Vol. 3. And in what world would I only cast a ‘Caucasian’ if the character has gold skin? And if I wanted a Zac Efron type wouldn’t I go to Zac Efron? Where do you get this nonsense?” tweeted Gunn Tuesday.
Instead of walking away with its tail between its legs, the site in question actually stated they can corroborate the information but have not done so at this time.
Gunn replied: “Your information can’t be corroborated because not a single part of it is true. And you may not be lying but, if not, whoever your ‘source’ is definitely is. Update your story,” Gunn tweeted.
Zac Efron Guardians of the Galaxy 3 rumor is 2 years old
It probably would have helped, if before publishing the rumor, if the site in question would have checked Google about any Zac Efron Adam Warlock rumors for Guardians of the Galaxy 3, as two years ago saw the same rumor from a now-deleted Latin American Twitter account claiming to have connections in the movie business in Mexico (obviously, it’s deleted for a reason).
The rumor from two years ago said Marvel and James Gunn may have been eyeing Zac Efron or Lucas Till for Adam Warlock in Guardians of the Galaxy 3.
Obviously with Adam teased at the end of Guardians of the Galaxy 2, and with the character sporting blond hair, it appears as if the rumor is simply a guess about which actors fit the bill, as it seems more and more that so-called “scoopers” are simply throwing everything at the wall and seeing what sticks and then claiming they got it right.
A case in point is Marvel’s recent WandaVision series which had “scoopers” claiming everything under the sun including Evan Peters plays Mephisto, the show would introduce mutants and/or the X-Men, that Doctor Strange would appear, and that the final episode would see Wanda blowing the Multiverse wide open – all of which never happened and was complete BS – which was all based on Peters being spotted on the set and nothing more, so it was all made-up (Marvel had fun with this by naming the character “Bohner” – hello! lol). Feige actually kept WandaVision really simple, which makes sense as it may have attracted more newbies than MCU zombies as it aired on Disney Plus (keep it simple ——).
Zac Efron Adam Warlock fan art: