First of all, I want to thank Movie Pilot creator Yasmin Kleinbart who inspired me to make this article. She made a case to turn Zac Efron's frat boy career around. Here's her article, give it a read!
Like other actors and actresses before him, typecasting can either be a death sentence for artists (Zac Efron is 28 years old, I doubt he would be playing fratboy way into his 40s) or what ends up defining them.
With Efron, it would be a shame to see his talent wasted away on those type of roles. Believe it or not, the dude can act. Look no further than Hairspray, Me and Orson Welles, Neighbors, just to mention a couple of examples.
This takes me to the meat of the article. Comic book films are acting as launching platforms for new actors or to put them back in the spotlight. Robert Downey Jr., and Tom Hiddleston come to mind.
If given the opportunity, Zac Efron could make the jump to Hollywood stardom. Look what happened to Chris Pratt. Granted, he was having a sensational run with Parks and Recreation at the time but when the casting was announced of him being the new Star Lord, everyone was like: "What? Andy, the lovable buffoon, is going to be in a Marvel movie?"
I believe Zac Efron deserves the chance to try to become relevant again and avoid the label of pretty boy / fratboy and I think I have the best option for him.
Spider-Man has been officially rebooted with Tom Holland as the titular character and we will see him for the first time in Captain America: Civil War in May of this year.
With Spider-Man starting with a clean slate, it will be interesting to see who would be his first nemesis, and I believe Venom is a prime candidate. Spider-Man will be part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and will bring with him all of his various allies and adversaries. Introducing the symbiotic alien that creates Venom wouldn't be an issue at all.
I am honestly rooting for this actor to succeed and it would be nice to see him in a genre that is in its prime right now, and not taking advantage of that opportunity could mean missing a once in a life time opportunity.
Well, there you have it. Thank you for your time and I hope you enjoyed the read.