It’s good news for tweens everywhere: It’s been confirmed that High School Musical 4 is already underway. Which is pretty amazing, really, when you consider that High School Musical 3 isn’t even due out until this fall! But Disney knows a hot commodity when it has one, and there’s always room for another chapter when it comes to a hit this big.
What exactly can we expect? Well, that’s a good question:
“We are writing ‘High School Musical 4,’ ” Disney Channel Worldwide president Rich Ross said Tuesday after a presentation at a midtown Manhattan recording studio. It’s likely to be a TV movie unlike “High School Musical 3: Senior Year,” though that could change. Filming begins in two weeks in Utah.
There’s no word on whether the cast and behind-the-scenes talent will gather again for “HSM4,” though some characters introduced in the third go-round likely will star in the fourth.
“Are we going to have all the cast back? Probably not,” Ross said. “Will we have some of them? I hope so.”
Alrighty then; the fourth installment of HSM will maybe probably hopefully have some of the people from the third, whoever they may be, and only if it works out. I’m glad we cleared that up.
My guess is that whatever it entails, it will spawn a karaoke CD, which is really all that matters to the HSM fan living in my house. We have priorities here, you know. Does it afford us more opportunities to stand on the couch with a microphone in hand? If so, we give it a thumbs up. (Some of us give our thumbs up while wearing earplugs, but that’s a minor detail.)