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Jan 31st
12:58 pm
This is totally just an excuse to post...  
my latest re-find. LOL.

Zac from M Magazine, May 2006:



I never actually posted anything about all the Spider-Man rumors swirling around Zac. I was going to post something else and kind of mention it in passing, but then other things came up and I never did. So now I will.

I think we all know that Zac would love to be Spider-Man. If the project is successful, there are obviously a lot of benefits to reap. New male demographic, franchise staying power, etc. But overall it is kind of a big risk.

The project has a lot going against it now. Fans were angry to begin with about how the films had sucked and then they were angry that it was being rebooted. There are many uncertainties, the concept of going back to high school with the franchise, possibly basing it off of Ultimate Spider-Man (written, coincidentally by Brian Michael Bendis who wrote Fire), and having Mark Webb as director. Will the script and vision being brought to the project be enough for success?

And comic fans would certainly rebel against him. Him signing on for a lesser-known work like Fire is one thing but one of the biggest franchises in comic book history? Of course, some of that dislike is unfair but some maybe is justified. I mean, let's just be honest... as much of a nerd as he may be inside he unfortunately (in this case lol) is very pretty. Can they make him nerdy enough:



Is that enough? IDK.

Obviously this all may be a moot point because Sony could be totally not interested in him (or any other known/big star).

In the end, if both parties are interested I trust Zac and co. will evaluate the project carefully before making a decision.

But enough of all that. Here is the most ridiculous version of Zac being Spider-Man ever, courtesy of the Daily Star.

ZAC TO BE NEXT SPIDEY
By Daily Star reporter [LOL]

HIGH School Musical heartthrob Zac Efron is set for a £9million pay day as he takes on the role of Spider- Man.

He will replace Tobey Maguire in the fourth blockbuster movie, due to start shooting later this year and scheduled to hit cinemas in 2012.

Tobey, 34, stunned bosses at Universal Pictures last year when he announced he was quitting the megabucks franchise.

But a studio insider revealed: “After dumping Spidey, Tobey then came to the rescue by recommending that Zac should take over his role.”

Producers believe the 22-year-old, who has a huge teen following, will bring new fans to the Spider-Man series by playing the reluctant hero and his alter ego Peter Parker.

They are also believed to be considering reuniting Zac with his High School Musical co-star Vanessa Hudgens, 21.

She is hotly tipped to replace Kirsten Dunst, 27, as Spider-Man’s love interest and the source added: “It would be a great coup to land her as well.

“The franchise would be revitalised and transformed by two of Hollywood’s most gifted and fast-rising

[LOL it just ends there]

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oh my god; that crazy bitch.metrocard on January 31st, 2010 08:26 pm (UTC)
Me too! I want this rumor to get legs just so it can spread and people can be outraged and I can laughhhh.
oh my god; that crazy bitch.: skins | fred & ef - nothing but dreamsmetrocard on January 31st, 2010 08:27 pm (UTC)
Zac for Spidey has been a debate amongst my brother and I for a few weeks now. He is like, hell nah. My mom and I are like, hell yes. IDK, I just want Zef's dreams to come true and haven't really looked at it from a business standpoint, haha. Plus I honestly think he'd be awesome.
bettybaby63bettybaby63 on January 31st, 2010 08:31 pm (UTC)
that "cap" is super adorable!

and this latest "article" is beyond LOL worthy....i mean it could have been quasi-believable right until the whole Vanessas as MJ part *snort.

i do think he could pull off the role, whether it will ever happen is something else.

given that he just booked "Fire" this seems less plausible then before. obviously he was looking for an action role, and i think taking on something that is less well known was a smart move. more so since he can make it his own without the burden of comparisons, and it seems less likely that die hard comic fans will perceive this adaptation as trampling on sacred ground, or a bastardization of a franchise that's already been done, and thus shouldn't be rebooted...

i am happy to see that quite a few comic-centric blogs are enthusiastic about the "fire" announcement, which is in direct contrast to their chatter associated with the spiderman rumors.

so yea, now more than ever, if he does end up doing spiderman i will be totally surprised.


P.S. and LMFAO.......middle of the night skateboard parties FTW!
samwise gamgee.colfer on January 31st, 2010 08:58 pm (UTC)

P.S. and LMFAO.......middle of the night skateboard parties FTW!


what?
bettybaby63bettybaby63 on January 31st, 2010 09:05 pm (UTC)
What part are whatting to? lol
samwise gamgee.colfer on January 31st, 2010 09:06 pm (UTC)
the part i copied & pasted in italics...
bettybaby63bettybaby63 on January 31st, 2010 09:11 pm (UTC)
LOL i realized after i hit send!

anyway...a twitter,

Decided to leave the valley for the night. Long boarding with Craw, Laura, Ster, Ryan, Brit, Chris, Zac, and Ness in santa monica. So great!

http://twitter.com/Ryan_Pinkston

and later...

Celebrity encounter: vanessa hudgens hit me with her skateboard.
about 2 hours ago from Tweed


http://twitter.com/JustBenKay

V is guess is still learning LOL

bettybaby63bettybaby63 on January 31st, 2010 09:08 pm (UTC)
Wait, *face palm, I didn't see your question! There was a twtter, let me get it
Anna: tb | what else is theremodernthirst on January 31st, 2010 08:32 pm (UTC)
Fans were angry to begin with about how the films had sucked
What do you mean by this? The first two were really well received if I remember correctly, although maybe I'm just thinking about critic and non-comic book fan fans. Also they are my favorite movies haha (obvs not the third as it is a joke). So this is a really weird rumor for me, oh lawd.
hunny miss (aka lets fead him to the gators)ehs_wildcats on January 31st, 2010 09:33 pm (UTC)
Personally I think the first two were okay. But I think the third one kind of ruined it. It seems like though a lot of the fans were upset with Tobey's casting and just how the whole three films played out. I think most liked the first one. I'm kind of basing all this on their most recent comments though which could be revisionist but it seems like they'd rather just end the misery then start over again.
jessica3311: BadAssjessica3311 on February 2nd, 2010 04:45 am (UTC)
Hey C do you have the other scan where Zac does a magazine Q&A & mentions Peter Parker?

ETA: Never mind I found it LOL

Edited at 2010-02-02 04:46 am (UTC)
Elena: zac/spidermandpirates03 on February 6th, 2010 10:06 am (UTC)
I don't really see this happening, but it would be nice for zac's dream to come to and him being able to play peter parker. plus i really just wanted an excuse to post this icon lol