This came in an interview with Ryan Seacrest, on his radio show. What does that mean? It means the franchise is going to die, because they probably are casting him.
The majority of actors who say “it’s just a rumor” have already been offered the part, and are in the process of negotiating terms, but don’t want to screw it up by saying something.
First, talks of Tim Burton directing, now Zac Efron directing? Has Disney lost their goddamnedfreaking minds? Tim Burton belongs off in his little world making weird movies with clay, and Zac Efron belongs playing a high school student until he’s 30. Neither of them belong in, or around, a fourth Pirates movie.
Rumors are popping up that Tom Cruise may lend his voice to a villian in the upcoming Shrek Goes Fourth film, from Dreamworks.
Details have not been made available yet as to the details of the role, story, or character, as it’s still just a rumor at this point.
Since the Shrek films have been declining since the first (in my opinion, anyway), why wouldn’t Tom Cruise get involved now? It’d be tough to ruin the series any more than it has already ruined itself.