Zac Efron celebrated his 24th birthday last night in London, England, with champagne at the Chinese restaurant Hakkasan.
Zac and about 15 friends (including a movie producer) partied the night away.
Rumor has it, Zac is in talks to play a Marvel superhero, Namor the Sub-Mariner.
Marvel movies have become big box-office draws, turning Robert Downey, Jr. into Iron Man; Chris Hemsworth into Thor; and Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield into Spider-Man. Chris Evans will be playing patriotic Marvel superhero Captain America this weekend, and many actors and actresses have experienced success playing the X-Men. So since Marvel superhero movies are so successful, it’s safe to say that Zac should be extremely flattered to be offered a role in one, right?
There’s just one tiny little problem — he’s been offered a role playing Namor the Sub-Mariner.
The Sub-Mariner is one of Marvel’s earliest superheroes, debuting in 1939. He’s the mutant son of a princess from Atlantis and a human sea captain with a variety of superpowers, including strength, speed, flight, and the ability to breathe underwater (he’s like a merman with legs). The Sub-Mariner has been portrayed in comic books with Spock-like eyebrows and pointed ears, wearing a green Speedo® that looks like fish scales. In short, he looks just a bit silly, and it’s really hard to imagine Zac Efron— or anyone– playing him.
However, Namor has teamed up with the Avengers and interacted with some of the characters from the X-Men in the Marvel universe, so landing the part could possibly lead to more lucrative movie opportunities for Zac.
What do you think about Zac playing a superhero? Hey, I say if Andrew Garfield can pull off Spider-Man, anything is possible.
Source, Photos: Fame