We recently touched upon this in our article speculating about the Namor film, but it seems Marvel has reached out to Zac Efron (hot off the hit comedy Neighbors) for an unspecified role in an upcoming project that has a finished script. But what project? Time to speculate wildly!
This seems to be the most popular guess. Seeing that this is the first Marvel/Netflix show to air, it would sort of make sense that the project has a finished script. But I just don't like the idea of Efron playing the protector of Hell's Kitchen. In my mind, Matt Murdock should be a little older. After all, he is an accomplished lawyer. I just can't imagine Efron in the role.
Danny Rand. The Living Weapon. Most of Efron's role in Neighbors has him shirtless. The guy is ripped! Danny Rand is all about physical action and fighting with the spiritual chi. This is by far the one role I can see Efron inhabiting and kicking ass. They could make the character a bit younger and it would still work.
Now this is what my fellow writer Joey Paur speculated, but I don't understand how this would work, as Universal owns the rights and the rumor is that he met with Marvel.
Nova (Richard Rider)
With Guardians of the Galaxy coming out in August and the Nova Corps appearing, it would make sense for Marvel to have a Nova movie in the works for Phase 3. Richard Rider is the Nova member everyone thinks about when they hear Nova Corps. I wonder if there will be any allusions to him in the upcoming Guardians film.
Just kidding... can you imagine?!
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