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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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  • Karen

    Ah, Goddie is just another smart alack who wants to mix it up with the more intelligent and secure people. Goddie is too old to want to be looked upon as a little kid but too young to appreciate what someone older has to offer in the ways in the lessons of life. That shows their maturity, intelligence, and what type person they are at this stage in their life. Yes, they can make fun of someone on this thread that they don’t fit in—another thing that shows what type person they are. I have a feeling Goddie is the same type who I have had to deal with in counseling situations in times past associated with my jobs. You know the “troubled” teen or the bully type or the ones who simply have a chip on their shoulder who wants to pick fights to try to prove they are “something”. Even most of us here have seen the likes of Goddie over the past years. It’s not even interesting anymore to listen to them.

  • Tiptoes

    i think these “kids” should leave us in peace.

    hope we have some pics on sunday night wheather its the GG or after party….

  • sheila

    @Goddie: that is the most ridiculous comment ever. so, if i’m an older person, i can’t appreciate the talent in young actors? am i relegated to only movies or actors who are from “my generation?” i guess i’m creepy for enjoying harry potter movies or any movie where the actor is under 20 years old.

  • irongrumma

    Goddie. i am over 40 and i still read about them all the time.i like there movie which i watch all the time.i like to know what there next movie will be and hope they move in together.just becouse i am over 40 don’t meet i can’t join vanessa zac club and talk to people who like them just as much as i do.i got the no my cell phone to

  • Karen

    What I think is really funny when people say stupid stuff like there must be something wrong with a person who is over 30 and likes Zac and/or Vanessa is do these people—someone under a CERTAIN AGE—restrain themselves from liking an actor/actress who is out of their age range? If you are 18 does that mean you would not watch and like a Johnny Depp movie? I mean if you are 18 this man would be old enough to be your father actually! When someone mentioned such stupid stuff, I say again, it shows just how intelligent they are.

  • Karen

    And just think how creepy it would be if someone who is 18 or even 21 would like Brad Pitt…George Clooney!!!! It gives me the shivers…

  • kami

    so did zac (with vanessa in the car) get a parking ticket or a speeding ticket?

  • grunny

    karen why is it stupid for a person over 30 like zac and vanessa. i am over 30 and i have funny watch there movie with my kids . i like them. we go on not stupid went you like them and want to know everthink about them. becouse your kids are in to them. and they help there mother thougfh brest cancen to gave her somethink do for them..why is it hard for you think that there is people over 30 who like them.why you all go to be so nice to people who come on here. and say think. so a person over 40 say she like them.what wrong with that.i see you like hurt need to under standy more.

  • Malia


    I think you need to go back and carefully read Karen’s comments. She is being sarcastic to make a point because someone else thought it was creepy for older people to like Zac and Vanessa.

  • kami

    this person was at the kobe bryant event that zac (and reportedly vanessa) was at. so i’m wondering if she saw them getting a parking ticket outside the event. or was it a speeding ticket on the way home? tweets are never very clear.

    “Omgsh omgsh omgsh holyyy crap crus cr3ehjfr i just saw zac and v hudg in his audi getting a ticket i kid you nottt!!!!!! ”
    about 1 hour ago from txt

  • Kelly

    Ew….I hate him so much.

  • go sox

    @kami: From what I’ve read, she reported that tweet to be a mistake.

  • kami

    i thought she meant she tweeted it instead of texting it to someone. but there of lots of made up tweets so this could be one too.

  • wuteverbit might fall in love with him…so fast.
    im a guy….by the way.

  • Tiptoes

    Zac was the only one at the Nike event…looks like a boys night fun out.

    he looks so shy asking Kobe the questions..and Kobe was so funny saying his daughter likes HSM so much. hope you get to see this video.

    hope tomorrow he is also there at the GG after party….

  • Grace

    I’m feeling the need to chime in on the creepy older fan comment. I haven’t seen 18 in decades but I, like many just like me, am a huge Zac fan. He may have gotten his beginning at Disney (although if you follow him at all, you’d know that this isn’t true) but Disney is just that, a beginning. Zac appeals to us older fans because the promise he shows in his movies and his life’s chocies are far more mature than many of those that seem to be so popular in Hollywood right now. It’s refreshing to see some one with true talent actually know that hard work and dedication to a job well done are a better route than taking part in some single act that causes so many headlines a 5 minute career is it’s result. Zac is the real deal. His fans see it but more importantly people in Hollywood that matter see it. He’ll be around for a very long time . . . I’m sure there’ll be mistakes alolng the way but they won’t keep his career from moving forward. Hard work pays off and I’m happy to watch Zac reep the benefits of that. As far as being creepy, I suppose if all Zac had to offer was good looks it could be considered creepy to follow him closely but speaking as a happily married older person I find his good looks one of the least important facts to watch about Zac. I’m far more interested in watching his growth in the industry and his growth as a person.
    Just as a final comment, I will say I find it far creepier for those that don’t like some one or have interest in them to come on a site to make rash statements about people they don’t know simply to cause trouble. Perhaps creepy is not the best word . . . rude and childish fit much better actually.

  • Nicki

    Dude, I hope he gets the part. He’s way better for it than that Rob guy from Twilight. Go Zac, you can do it! Thinking since Sony is tight with him, I’m hopping ^^

  • ++Logan++

    hes a cutie

  • pottersfield


    I agree with you 100%. The only thing I have a problem with is that when V is with him they always qualify it with the HSM movies. That is not going to help Zac at all.

  • Susan

    People are going to equate Zac with the HSM movies for a good many years. It has nothing to do with Vanessa or his relationship with her. It’s the fact that he did three Disney movies. Most young fans still think of Zac as Troy. They hate it when he changes his hair for a role and doesn’t look like Troy. There were countless comments on a CSC blog about “hating his hair.” They obviously didn’t get the fact that Zac was playing a character that wasn’t Zac/Troy.

    And the same is true for Vanessa. She is still considered that HSM kid or the “Disney Darling.” Even if she weren’t with Zac, the Disney stigma would still be there.

  • Grace

    @pottersfield: It’s true they still equate Zac with HSM. But I have to agree with Susan and say that I think it has little to do with his relationship with Vanessa. Where I must differ from what Susan said is that I actually don’t think it’s his fans that are holding onto his HSM image. Yes, he has many younger fans, I think that will be the case for a very long time but I also feel that the tendency of the media to use that has his reference point is because he has yet to have a role that has brought in the amount of money that the HSM franchise did. I’m not suggesting that his movies have not been successful, I’m simply saying that they have not reached that level of audience. It’s like with Will Smith. Will Smith did many movies but still remained the kid from Fresh Prince. Then came Independence Day and even he will tell you that over night he became Mr. Smith. But there again, it took years for him to move forward and be disassociated with Independence Day. And now as an adult, he is no longer associated with a single role, he is simply known as an actor. Tom Hanks, Johnny Depp, Leo DeCaprio all had a similar situation. These types of distinctions take time and I think Zac is aware of this and that’s part of the reason he works as hard as he does. His role is out there . . . it simply hasn’t hit theatres yet . . . when it does we fans can all sit back and laugh and say “it’s about friggin’ time.”

  • Tiptoes


    Some Zac fans feel that Van is a liability or an albatross as you said in your earlier post. But why should you feel this way about his choice of his partner when it is very obvious that he is happy with her (and has been for the last 4 years), pampers her (by throwing a wonderful 21st bday bash for her) and supportive of her projects? She is woman who has her own projects, Beastly and Sucker Punch, and is likewise supportive of his projects, and as a girlfriend, understands the devotion of his fans.

    And as they move on to other projects, they become more and more, as a power couple, perhaps the younger version of Brangelina or Tom/Kate. HSM days are long over. Case in point, when he was introductred in this event, he was the star of Me and Orson Welles.

  • Kay

    Oh my god, he is so ugly :| didn’t notice that before

  • go sox

    @kami: LOL, yes, that’s what she meant by “mistake”; that she didn’t mean for the tweet to go out to the masses. Oops.

  • go sox

    @Grace: I totally agree, Grace. Count me as one of the older, mature fans, interested in his career; not because I fantasize about him or want to be with him, like teens do. THAT is gross to me.

  • Lindsay

    i would totally see him being spiderman. im totally for him. i hope he gets the part.

  • Grace

    @go sox: Glad to have you aboard. I’m sure we’re two of many!!

  • newyorkrox101

    He’s HOT!!!!!!!!!!!
    Love Zac Efron and would love to see him in that spidey suit!!!!

  • Jill

    He looks great here. I like his hair.

    But yeah, I don’t see him as Peter Parker. And I do not like the idea of rebooting Spider-man. Sam Raimi and the rest of the cast should return. I’d like to see the Vulture as the main villain for the 4th.

  • amelia25

    Beautiful Zac!

  • Leo

    Spiderman/Peter Parker is meant to be a geek with vry few friends you cannot cast a woman magnet like Zac or any of the other hollywood girl magnets, it would be ridiculous and highly unrealistic the Spiderman fans would be in outrage sure it would bring girls to watch it but the fans who would bring the most money would not be happy.

    For the love of god cast someone that is more of a geek.

  • Tiptoesg

    They have selected a new director for the Spiderman reboot – M. Webb, the director of 500 Days of Summer. Webb will direct the next 3 movies.

  • Malia

    There are pictures on GG of Zac and Vanessa on a double date with Brittany and Ryan today. Cute.

  • zaccyandvany

    aww how sweet is that haircut, but he looks.. different as otherwise

  • Dr NYC

    Good look with the Spidey thing!



  • Alex

    Oh no, no no no no no no, Please for the love of god NO.

    If he becomes spider-man i’ll shoot myself in the head with a rocket launcher, imagine this “Goblin, Spidey !!!!!” then they break out in dance and song.

    Zac go back to High school crack, stay away from spiderman.

  • Lacey

    I cannot believe he’s being Spiderman! WTF, are the producer’s really that desparate!?

    As a big fan, Zac will only attract teenies. No adult in their right mind would see him perform as Spiderman. I know I wouldnt pay at all to see that crap.

    UGHHH they ruin everything!

  • Tiptoes

    that news came from a tabliod, so the source is not legit and believable….

    don’t believe it until I hear Zac’s team confirm it or from a newsworthy source….

    honestly, i dont think he will take it…

  • PHEN


  • nirmala

    he looks good in his new style. How great u are to act as a spider-man. I love this. I’ll waiting for your performance, Zac.


    LOVE HIM!!!