The 30-year-old actor shot to fame in the ‘High School Musical’ franchise as well as starring in the movie adaptation of ‘Hairspray’ but although Efron loves the superhero genre, he admitted he is a “different kind of guy”.
When asked if he is eyeing a role in a superhero movie, Efron told Collider: “Not yet. In the superhero world, I think you got to earn those suits so to speak. I’m happy to be in musicals. I’m the musical guy.
“I’m a different kind of guy. There’s no suits or masks involved and I’m not fighting crime but we are flying around and we are telling people really important messages and being brave.”
Efron is currently starring alongside Hugh Jackman, 49, and Zendaya, 21, in Michael Gracey’s new musical movie ‘The Greatest Showman’.
The film tells the story of P.T. Barnum – an American showman, politician, and businessman remembered for promoting celebrated hoaxes and for founding the Barnum & Bailey Circus – who rose from nothing to create a spectacle that became a worldwide sensation.
Jackman stars as the ring master and recently revealed he went against doctor’s orders to sing at his audition – just a day after he underwent a skin cancer operation on his nose.
He said: “I thought there’s about a one in 10 chance this movie happens. But we’re going for it. My doctor had said, ‘Do not sing, you’ve just had 80 stitches in your nose. They really could split apart, you could get an infection’, which I’d had before in a similar operation.
“So I was like, ‘Don’t worry I’m not going to risk that, I’m just going to speak it and someone else will sing it.’ But the emotion of the song and the moment took over me.”