The anticipation and excitement surrounding the potential live-action adaptation of Disney’s beloved Tangled movie have been steadily building since the initial announcement. Fans and movie enthusiasts alike have been abuzz with speculations about what this new cinematic venture might entail. Among the most prominent speculations, the names Zachary Levi and Florence Pugh have been championed by many as ideal choices for the pivotal roles of Flynn Rider and Rapunzel. Back in 2020, the mere mention of a live-action Rapunzel movie under Disney’s creative wings sent ripples of curiosity throughout the entertainment industry.

Florence Pugh
Florence Pugh

However, at that time, the specifics about whether this adaptation would closely follow the animated classic or take a new creative direction remained shrouded in mystery. Though no official confirmation has been provided by Disney, the mere possibility of a live-action Tangled film has continued to tantalize audiences. What becomes clear through all the fan fervor and speculation is Zachary Levi’s unwavering enthusiasm for the prospect of revisiting the character of Flynn Rider. His willingness to embrace the role once more underscores his genuine affection for the character and the Tangled universe.

Zachary Levi’s Response to Florence Pugh’s Rapunzel Rumors Sparks Excitement

Zachary Levi
Zachary Levi

Amid swirling rumors about Disney’s preferred choice for the role of Rapunzel in the anticipated live-action adaptation of Tangled, Zachary Levi, the charismatic actor best known for his role in Shazam, has stepped into the spotlight once again. With his own history as the voice of Flynn Rider in the animated original back in 2009, Levi finds himself at the center of the conversation, this time not just for his past role but for his input on potential casting choices.

As whispers about Florence Pugh potentially taking on the iconic role of Rapunzel began to fill the air, the entertainment world turned its attention to Levi for his thoughts on the matter.

“There was this thing floating around the internet, I just saw it, somebody sent it to me, that Florence Pugh potentially might play the role of Rapunzel. And If Florence plays Rapunzel, what about me? Which would also be a trip because my real last name is Pugh, p-u-g-h, Zachary Levi Pugh.” He joked, that Tangled will be full of “pew-pew.”

Levi’s involvement in casting discussions adds a unique dynamic, bridging animation to potential live-action. His portrayal of Flynn Rider is cherished by fans, lending weight to his input. However, a notable concern emerges: the age gap between Flynn and a prospective Rapunzel, as acknowledged by Levi, could pose narrative challenges.

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Will a Live-Action Tangled Come to Life?


The year 2010 marked the release of the enchanting musical fantasy comedy film, Tangled, a cinematic gem that was met with enthusiastic approval from critics. Applause rained down upon its impressive animation, captivating writing, endearing characters, and a musical score that wove its way into the hearts of viewers. Such accolades translated into recognition on the grand stage, with the film earning nominations, including a coveted spot in the Best Original Song category at the esteemed 83rd Academy Awards.

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As Disney continues its tradition of bringing cherished fairy tales to life in the live-action realm, the spotlight now turns toward the iconic tale of Princess Rapunzel. The intricate, golden-threaded story of Tangled is primed for a live-action adaptation, and while the specifics of its production remain shrouded in secrecy for the time being, fervent fans have set their imaginations into motion, speculating about potential cast members and the creative genius who might helm this mesmerizing project.

Disney’s track record speaks volumes as they’ve already woven magic into live-action adaptations of their treasured princess classics, from the elegant Cinderella to the underwater world of The Little Mermaid. With a live-action take on Moana already slated for 2025, the possibility of a live-action Tangled feels like a natural progression, keeping in line with Disney’s commitment to breathing new life into their timeless tales.

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