With the immense success garnered by the first two installments of "High School Musical" franchise and the high anticipation for the upcoming "High School Musical 3: Senior Year", it is obvious why Walt Disney Pictures are so eager to produce the fourth movie long before the third flick has even hit the production. However, on the upsetting side of the news, it has been hinted from the beginning that some of the original actors may not be coming back for "High School Musical 4".
Back in January 2008, one of "HSM" stars Zac Efron has revealed to MTV that "Senior Year" would be his last participation in the drama musical series. Recently, when doing another interview with the entertainment network, the 20-year-old showed no sign of changing his mind. In fact, he added that he believes most of the original cast may move on to other project following the completion of the third film stating, "This is probably going to be the last one for a lot of the cast. It's graduation, a lot of us have to move on."
Though he will be leaving the drama musical franchise which catapulted his name to stardom, the "Hairspray" actor expressed his feeling towards the movies as well as what he thinks of about "Senior Year". "It's kind of an honor to have ever been a part of it. So I'm thrilled just to have done it, the fanbase that it created," exclaimed the Hollywood heartthrob. "We're making a great third film and I think it's going to be a great legacy to leave for the Wildcats."
Concerning "Senior Year", the drama musical movie is third installment of "HSM" franchise but the first to be released on the theaters. The story still resolves around the two talented Wildcats lovers, Troy and Gabriella and their friends at the East High. As they enter their senior year, they are facing new challenges with the possibility of separating from each other. Through the said-to-be more elaborated musical numbers, they will share their experiences, hopes and fears about the future. Set for October 24 release, "Senior Year" stars Efron, Vanessa Hudgens, Ashley Tisdale, Corbin Bleu, Lucas Grabeel, Monique Coleman and many others.