Has Zac Efron Joined the Cast of the 'Halloween' Sequel?

Danny McBride and David Gordon Green's 2018 sequel to the first two Halloween movies is getting more and more interesting every time we get a new update.

Last month, Halloween fans were thrilled to learn that Jamie Lee Curtis is returning as Laurie Strode in the film, but this new bit of rumored casting will likely throw those same fans for a loop:

Is Zac Efron joining the Halloween sequel?

Efron started the chatter when he put out the following tweet:

That small photo op led certain news outlets to assume this was an official confirmation that Efron had joined the next Halloween movie. As fast as franchise fans started getting triggered by the news (either happily or angrily), a quick and decisive debunking came from horror movie site, Bloddy-Disgusting:

It's hard not to lean towards BD's claim on this one. The site has close ties to John Carpenter and the Halloween franchise; plus, there's the fact that Efron never actually announced himself as part of the cast - if anything, he seemed to just be sharing an ironic photo taken with the queen of the Halloween franchise, on Halloween.

Funny enough, Efron will next be seen playing a real-life killer, as he stars as serial killer Ted Bundy in Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile.

NEXT: How is Laurie Strode Returning in Halloweeen (2018)?

Halloween will be in theaters on October 19th, 2018.