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Zac Efron Addresses Spider-Man Rumors at Critics' Choice Awards 2010

Zac Efron Addresses Spider-Man Rumors at Critics' Choice Awards 2010

Zac Efron suits up in Lova at the 2010 Critics’ Choice Movie Awards held at the Hollywood Palladium on Friday (January 15) in Hollywood, Calif.

On the red carpet, the 22-year-old actor addressed rumors that he’d be starring in the new Spider-Man movie (Tobey Maguire dropped out).

He told Nancy O’Dell, “I don’t know what the chances are to be honest. I assume they’re pretty slim. It’s a long-shot but if it came down to it, it’d be a dream come true. What young actor wouldn’t?”

Zac and Avatar star Zoe Saldana presented the award for Best Song to Crazy Heart for “The Weary Kind” by T Bone Burnett and Ryan Bingham.

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Photos: Jason Merritt/Getty
Posted to: 2010 Critics Choice Awards, Zac Efron

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  • ivanka

    im fan of zac’s but i cant picture him being spiderman.. for me spiderman is tobey mcguire..forever and always

  • toty

    waw first…he looks so cute and hot,but where’s baby V??
    He would look much better with her…
    Love Zac, V, and Zanessa!!

  • toty

    sorry mean second

  • Lydia

    I love u so much!
    he is the best!

  • Bradley Bobst

    Zac looks so Grown Up and Mature.

  • vanzac

    wow! he’s gorgeous! lol…but where’s vhud? i mean, cmo’n he’s better looking if hudgie is by his side,,,,right?

  • FrESH

    I would sleep with him……..once maybe twice.

  • yets

    looking forward to see him @ Spiderman.
    But where is GF?

  • mhay

    i love him!!

  • jb

    he’s growing up… looking cute

  • LG

    @ivanka: I know right? I think Zac’s OK, but no way would I want him as Spider-Man. Spider-Man is supposed to be a geek and have no friends. The way Zac looks he would have girls flocking him regardless if girls thought he was a geek.

    I would be all for a Spider-Man 4, but I believe if none of the main cast is coming back you shouldn’t continue the movie, and seeing as the main cast isn’t coming back they should leave Spider-Man the way it is. I really hope they’re doing this because it’s a good idea and not because they want to make more money, though I think it’s the latter.

  • Ashley

    Z ur the best!

  • nic

    I pick Logan Lerman as spidey!

  • lulu

    OMG, he looked so gay.

  • Malia

    Wow!! He really got a short haircut. Wonder if it’s for an upcoming role. Zac always gives such politically correct answers when he’s asked about rumors. He said pretty much the same thing when asked about the Pirates of the Caribbean rumor. :)

  • cougarslover

    I hope he gets it

  • duuumm

    his hair looks darker and shorter. i liked it the way it was before, but this haircut isnt that bad either.
    to be honest, i dont think zac is really interested in the part either. it would be such a risk for him and his career. he probably just said those things to be nice. if the star of spiderman isnt coming back, then whats the point? its like batman without bale or pirates without depp.

  • Chau

    I like his hair like this. Clean cut is how boys and men should look!

  • yazmin

    IS MY DREAM TOO!, zacy to spiderman!!!

    yes !!!!, tobey mcguire sade no for the next movie spiderman so I think Zac is perfect for the rol so I CROSS MY FINGERS!!


  • Tiptoes

    He looks great with short hair and suit!

  • Tiptoes

    I trust Zac would make the right choice when he is offered a movie project. But I do want him in an action movie. He will look great as an action hero.

  • pottersfield

    Zac looked so mature and refined tonight. He is really maturing and doing well for himself. He does not need a albatros hanging on his neck..

  • Tiptoes

    He looks great with short hair and suit!@pottersfield:

    you are an albatros for saying this….

    most stars there didn’t bring their husbands nor wives nor signifcant others.. it is a business function more than anything else.

  • Trina


    Did you mean “an albatross”? Interesting that people who make stupid comments don’t know grammar. Determiners or spelling.

  • TxGal

    This guy to be considered for Spider-man. I am sorry but their is no way he can a go at it. Whether he is gay or not.

  • Malia

    I’m curious if fans of other stars go into insecure crazy mode the way Zac and Vanessa fans do when their significant others don’t appear with them at events.

    For example–Meryl Streep, Abbie Cornish, Sandra Bullock, Claire Danes and Jena Malone–to name a few at the Critics’ Choice Awards. Are their fan sites and blogs burning up with queries and comments about “something being wrong” in their relationships?

    Or do all those aforementioned stars only have mature fans?

  • pop86

    Zac looks great. I think he cut his hair for upcoming project.

  • annasauaurus

    @Malia: It’s because this particular couple is a ‘tween’ couple worshipped by teenyboppers. If the other stars you mentioned didn’t bring their significant others, nobody would say anything. Actually most likely they did bring them but they just chose not to walk the red carpet with them.

    Also, I think Zac Efron should stop stealing Robert Pattinson’s hairstyle. It does not complement his bloaty face.

  • abby

    HE really has grown up a lot since his HSM cast. And the fact that he’s a former Disney star making a name for himself I think really says alot about who he is. He looks amazing.

    I wish him all the best.

  • gaby

    he looks SEXYYY. as always of course. :]

  • gaby

    he looks SEXYYY. as always of course. :]

  • hollywoodgossip

    bad hair cut.

  • Just Interested

    he looks kinda feminine ;/

  • celestine

    @annasauaurus: Robert Pattinson’s hairstyle?? So when Zac wears a beanie or ruffles his hair or cuts his hair , he’s copying Robert Pattinson ?

    It’s very silly of you to think that everything Zac does means he’s copying Robert Pattinson , He does not need to Zac is a very handsome man and has way more talent and charisma .

    Im not saying Robert Pattinson is talentless , I just think that Zac is a little better at acting than him.

  • pottersfield


    Thank you for the correction. Its nice to know that you can use a dictionary.

  • jolentini
  • Drusilla

    I think he’d make a fine Spider Man. It would be easy to geek him up.

  • Trina


    Knowing the difference between the determiners “a” and “an” is 4th grade grammar. No dictionary required.

  • Tiptoes
  • honey

    Vanessa should be his MJ :)

  • Jenna

    his hair looks so much better, but the suit is way too fitted!

  • cubur

    We are proud of being your fan ZAC!!!!!

  • zup

    I agree that Zac does not have a “Robert’s hairstyle”. Robert’s is WAY better and his face isn’t bloated. I don’t think that Zac has more charisma but let’s agree to disagree.

  • gaeljet
  • Karen


    You are so obvious. You think you can throw the “teenybopper” word in their and belittle Zac and Vanessa’s relationship as well as insult their fans. Yes, they have a lot of young fans but they have tons of us who are anything but. Many of their fans are far over the age of 25—an age I doubt you are anywhere near yet. You give yourself away by bringing the name of Robert Pattinson up. He obviously is YOUR idol and given that fact you are pretty much giving your age away too. You only made your comment in thinking you were sticking it to Zac’s fans. You need to try again in a few years when you learn how to do a better job at it.

  • Goddie

    @Karen: I can’t imagine, if you’re over 25 as you suggest, why you’d be a fan of Zac and Vanessa, two Disney celebrities.

    If you’re over 25 and you follow tweenyboppers, you’re either really immature and/or creepy.

    With the exception of maybe you, no one over 25 cares for Zac Efron, since they’ve appeared in no other noteworthy movies since High School Musical, a movie watched only by people under 20.

  • mrsefron.


    he is jaw dropping SEXYY <3


    & for Spider-Man… YES YES YES YES YES .

    dream come true for Zac & I <33 & everyy other girll in the world ;;<33

  • liz

    Haha, copying robert pattinson’s hairstyle? Please. You’re face must be so bloaty you can’t see crap :)

    @Goddie: Why the hell are you here then? Aren’t you spossed to be in a career and whatnot instead of trashtalking people, who, as a matter of fact, have been more successful then u at a younger age? GET A LIFE.

    @hollywoodgossip: Hollywood gossip. Horrible title name!

  • Tiptoes


    you are obviously ignorant of his films outside of HSM….and Me and Orson Welles is not for kiddies under age 20.

    some of us here are mature fans who want Zac and Van to move and get involved with projects appealing to the mature crowd.

    As to the Spiderman rumor, the studio is still looking for a director to take this project. So until this is done, any casting mentions are premature.

  • Malia


    Sweetie, I (and a LOT of other Zac and Vanessa fans) are WAY over 25. I follow both Zac and Vanessa because I have GREAT admiration for them. Not only for their up and coming careers and choices in movies, but also for their being level headed young people who aren’t tattooed and pierced from head to toe like circus freaks and falling out of bars drunk or on drugs.

    They focus on their careers and cherish their personal relationship in a way that people from previous generations did. They both march to a different drummer. These are traits that many young fans cannot see or understand because you have been spoon fed on the artificiality of soap operas and scripted reality shows, which you have come to think of as the real world. And Zac and Vanessa do not belong to that world you know.

    You, like many dim-witted tabloid hacks, wrongly assume that Zac and Vanessa are 14-year old kids who will always belong to the tweenie bopper crowd. Which tells me you haven’t read the praise they have both received from credible producers, directors, movie critics and members of the adult world.